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Jane Austen's Day Out in Bath

In the film the author's statue outside the Jane Austen Centre is brought to life Credit: Doubleshot

A Frome production company has made a fun film imagining what would happen if a statue of Jane Austen was brought to life.

The firm, Doubleshot, has followed the exploits of the author enjoying the sights of Bath before returning to her position outside the Jane Austen Centre in Gay Street.

Jane's first port of call is (naturally) a book shop in the city Credit: Doubleshot
Jane photobombs a couple of tourists outside Bath Abbey Credit: Doubleshot

The film not only celebrates the famous author but also the city's architecture and it's getting a lot of interest worldwide. It has attracted more than 100,000 views through social media.

You can watch it for yourself here:


Jane Austen's face revealed after extensive research

The face of Jane Austen, according to researchers. Credit: ITV West Country/Katie Rowlett

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath has unveiled what experts believe is an accurate likeness of the world-famous author.

The model is the culmination of forensic research, eye-witness accounts, and a costume designer.

'Jane Austen' at this morning's opening in Bath. Credit: ITV West Country/Charlie Souter-Phillips
The unveiling attracted a lot of media attention. Credit: ITV News West Country/Charlie Souter-Phillips
Jane Austen died in 1817. Credit: ITV News West Country/Charlie Souter-Phillips

Jane Austen waxwork unveiled in Bath

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath will be unveiling a waxwork of the author which they believe is the closest likeness since she was alive nearly 200 years ago.

A portrait of the novelist will appear on £10 notes from 2017 Credit: Laura Lean/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The waxwork is the result of a three year project, and was modelled using eye-witness accounts, a forensic artist and a BAFTA award-winning costume designer.

More needed for Regency costume record attempt

Regency style is all the rage at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath Credit: ITV News West Country

Organisers of the Jane Austen Festival in Bath are asking fans to help them break a record for the most people dressed in Regency costume. They set a record of 409 people five years ago but a rival American fan club is also attempting to beat it.

The record attempt will take place at the Assembly Rooms in Bath on Saturday, 13 September.

Arrest over abusive tweets to campaigner on Twitter

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Manchester on suspicion of harassment offences after feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez was targeted on Twitter.

Scotland Yard confirmed the arrest is in connection with an allegation of malicious communications received by officers in London on Thursday.

Ms Criado-Perez, who successfully campaigned for the Bath author Jane Austen's picture to be put on a new bank note, has received a deluge of threats from various sources on the microblogging site.

Twitter has faced calls to take faster and stronger action against online abuse in the wake of the incident.


Twitter defends ability to deal with online abuse threats

Twitter has defended its user settings and ability to deal with abuse threats on the social networking website.

A new petition, which has gathered thousands of signatures, has called on Twitter to introduce a button to allow speedy reporting of abuse after equality campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez as targeted on the platform.

In response to the abuse threats, Twitter issued this statement:

The ability to report individual tweets for abuse is currently available on Twitter for iPhone and we plan to bring this functionality to other platforms, including Android and the web.

We don't comment on individual accounts.

However, we have rules which people agree to abide by when they sign up to Twitter.

We will suspend accounts that, once reported to us, are found to be in breech of our rules."

– Twitter statement.

Bank note campaigner on 'aggressive' Twitter abuse

A feminist campaigner who successfully pushed for a campaign for the Bath author Jane Austen to be put on a new bank note, has become a target of abuse on Twitter.

Caroline Criado-Perez has faced a deluge of hostile tweets over the course of more than a day, including threats to rape and kill her.

Caroline Criado-Perez, Co-founder of the Women's Room. Credit: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

Ms Criado Perez said: "It's sadly not unusual to get this kind of abuse but I've never seen it get as intense or aggressive as this.

"It's infuriating that that the price you pay for standing up for women is 24 hours of rape threats

"We are showing that by standing together we can make a real difference. We made the Bank of England change its mind, we can do the same with Twitter", she added.

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Man to be questioned over 'hostile tweets'

A man will be questioned today over a barrage of hostile tweets to a feminist campaigner, including threats to rape and kill her.

Caroline Criado-Perez, co-founder of the Women's Room (R) with Bank of England governor Mark Carney. Credit: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

Caroline Criado Perez faced a deluge of threats on Twitter over the course of more than a day after she successfully campaigned for a woman's picture to be put on a new bank note.

Scotland Yard said a 21-year-old was arrested yesterday in Manchester on suspicion of harassment offences after officers in Camden, London, received a complaint of malicious communications on Thursday.

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Bank of England persuaded by online petition set up a petition that was signed by 35,000 people. Credit:

The Bank of England was persuaded by an online petition started by a freelance journalist on the campaign site, after it announced Elizabeth Fry would be replaced by Winston Churchill on £5 notes. Journalist Caroline Criado-Perez, who started the petition, said:

"Without this campaign, without the 35,000 people who signed our petition, the Bank of England would have unthinkingly airbrushed women out of history."

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