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St Pauls Carnival to get council backing

The future of one of the West's best-known and biggest events appears secure tonight with news that St Pauls Carnival is to receive a funding boost.

ITV News has been told the support from the city council and Arts Council will allow organisers to plan for the carnival's return next year AND it's 50th anniversary in 2018.

The carnival in one of Britain's biggest free festivals Credit: ITV West Country

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WATCH: St Paul's Carnival through the years

The future of one of the biggest events in Bristol is in doubt after losing funding.

The St Pauls Carnival attracts huge crowds - but it's only been held twice in the past four years.

The festival is a celebration of the city's Afro-Caribbean culture, and we've taken a quick look back at its history.

Organisers insist this isn't the end - and that next year's event will go ahead, despite Bristol City Council pulling funding due to what it said was a lack of confidence in the organisers.

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