1. ITV Report

Is the Bayeux Tapestry heading for Hampshire?


The leader of Hampshire County Council is campaigning for the Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in Winchester.

The famous embroidered cloth is nearly 70 metres long and 50 centimetres tall, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England.

It's currently on loan from France.

Hampshire County Council leader, Roy Perry, has written to The Times newspaper offering the Great Hall in Winchester as host venue, because it was built by William the Conqueror.

In exchange, they're offering to lend France King Arthur's Round Table.

King Arthur's Round Table is all that remains of Winchester Castle

It's hoped the tapestry will be brought to Britain in two years' time - which will be the first time its been displayed in the UK in its 950-year history.

However, it could take up to five years for the tapestry to reach Britain and where it will be displayed remains undecided.