Carnival collection increases

Organisers have announced that the street collection held during this year's Bridgwater Carnival raised £24,565, an increase of nearly £3,500 on 2011.

The money will be shared between ten local charities.

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Bridgwater Carnival

Bridgwater's famous carnival - held on a Saturday for the first time in years - had 117 entries, including more than 50 illuminated carts. Each one is up to 100ft long with up to 25,000 lights.