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Get cracking! Great Easter Egg Hunt hits streets of Bristol

A Great Easter Egg Hunt will hit the streets of Bristol this week to tantalise chocolate lovers across the city in the run up to Easter weekend.

Credit: Fiona Hanson / PA

From today (11 March) chocolate aficionados across the city will be challenged to locate one egg per day, using clues shared via social media.

Each egg will be hidden in one participating venues. Once discovered, the lucky winner is required to state a secret password, also revealed on social media, in order to claim the bespoke egg.

Each egg also includes a unique code entitling the winner and up to three guests entry to the Taste Chocolate festival.

Get cracking!

Deserted village church opens for Easter

St Giles church in Imber, Wiltshire Credit: Visit Wiltshire

The closed and secluded St Giles church in Imber, Wiltshire, now used as a military training ground by the MoD, will be open for Easter.

Closed and shut off throughout the year, the church lies in a ghost village in the heart of Salisbury plain, an area that has been cordoned off by the Ministry of Defence for training for over 60 years.

Imber was officially evacuated for military training purposes in 1943.

The 700 year-old church is the only building in the abandoned WW2 village of Imber to have heating and running water.

There will be an Easter Egg hunt for kids and the chance for visitors to walk around the deserted village.

For more information on events and opening times click here.

Hot cross bun run in Trowbridge

More than 100 members of Wiltshire Bikers will be revving up for a hot cross bun run in Trowbridge today.

Bikers from across the county will take hot cross buns to residents of Shaftesbury Court, a purpose-built residential home for 18 adults with physical and learning disabilities.

It's now become an Easter tradition for the bikers to visit - allowing residents the opportunity to see, hear, touch and, if appropriate, sit on the motorbikes.

Wiltshire Bikers take part in hot cross bun run Credit: PA: Adrian Wyld

This year the bikers will be gathering at 10.30am at Wiltshire College before heading off to the care home for 11am where they stay with residents for more than an hour.

Our member Tina Beamer felt residents would benefit from the sensory experience of being around the bikes.

Bringing a rally to them has become a tradition and we all look forward to it.

We're passionate about our bikes and the residents love seeing us all arrive and spending time with us.

– James Eades, founder of Wiltshire Bikers

Chocolate festival in Bristol over Easter weekend

Bristol will be celebrating one of its oldest industries this weekend - a two day chocolate festival is coming to the waterfront.

Star of the show will be a 30 kilogram model of the SS Great Britain, which is being built at a chocolate shop in Bedminster.

Caron Bell reports.


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Giving up plastic for Lent

For those of us who have given up things for Lent, the arrival of Easter Day is a chance to indulge. Six weeks of giving up the thing you love, whether it's chocolate or coffee can be tough. But how about this for something different?

One young woman from Bristol decided she'd give up plastic. Laura Makin-Isherwood went to talk to her about her challenge.

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