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A new 'holy thorn' is to be planted in the centre of Glastonbury this afternoon.
Our reporter Bob Cruwys is taking no chances at this year's festival.
It's not even midday on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival but already finding a place to pitch is becoming difficult.
After queuing for hours many arriving at the festival decide it's time to give the legs a rest before the long trek to find somewhere to pitch.
People travelling by train to the Glastonbury Festival from London were given a special treat this morning, a performance by Gabrielle Aplin. The singer from Wiltshire was performing at Paddington Station as festival goers boarded trains to Castle Cary.
The gates are open and the first campers have been arriving at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
People had been arriving through the night ready to make their way through the gates at 8am.
However, bands won't take to the stage until Friday
Final preparations are underway for this year's Glastonbury festival which takes place at the weekend. It's just twenty four hours until the gates to the campsites open.
Headliners for this year's festival include Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian. Rain is predicted for the festival, so it could be quite muddy at Worthy Farm.
A museum in Somerset which attracts around 30,000 visitors a year is to be given a makeover costing nearly £2m to bring its facilities up to date.
The Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury is especially popular among school parties. But it will be closed for two years while the work is carried out.
Bob Cruwys reports:
It has been revealed that two Royal Navy helicopters came within just 50 feet of colliding with each other near Glastonbury.
The Lynx helicopters were returning to a base in Yeovilton in June this year after a night time exercise.
A near miss report says it may have been because their sight was limited by night vision goggles.
Cider-makers in the Westcountry are celebrating the best apple tree blossom in more than a decade.
Last year’s bad weather spelled disaster for growers and cider makers in the region after cold and wet weather devastated crops and crippled the harvest.
This year’s blossom has arrived around two weeks late – but is bigger and stronger than cider chiefs could have hoped for.
Neil McDonald runs Orchard Ground Force, an artisan cider producer based near Glastonbury. He said: “This is by far the best blossom I have seen in at least ten years. Last year was worrying – it started with a poor blossom and got worse from there. Around 30 per cent of crop was destroyed.
“In the last few days the trees in our orchards have blossomed beautifully. It means this year is looking exceedingly promising. We’re expecting a terrific crop in a couple of months."