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Preparations are underway for this year's Wells Cathedral carol services.
The services, will take place on two days this year, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December 2017.
There will be plenty of congregational carols, as well as beautiful singing from the Cathedral choir, and festive readings.
A resident cat at Wells Cathedral which is so popular it inspired a children's book has been accused of turning feral and attacking dogs.
Ginger tomcat Louis was bought ten years ago to protect the 12th century building from mice and the 17-year-old can normally be found fast asleep in a basket in the gift shop.
But over recent months the usual docile moggy has come under heavy criticism after a number of locals reported seeing him lash out at dogs near the Cathedral.
The owner of one attacked dog claims to have suffered multiple injuries after their pet, Millie, bolted in a bid to escape the cat's wrath.
They described Louis as "dangerous" and said the cat went for Millie's head like "a wild lion in the jungle" outside the Present Company shop in the Market Place, Wells.
Louis popularity has resulted in his own merchandise range as well as a children's book, called Louis the Cathedral Cat.
The Wells MP Tessa Munt says she is 'delighted' at news that the new Bishop of Bath and Wells will continue the tradition of living in the Bishop's Palace. It follows her campaign to overturn the decision by Church Commissioners to house the bishop elsewhere as it would cut costs.
Tessa Munt said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the Archbishops' Council has been just and fair and made a common sense decision which will be welcomed and supported by the whole of Diocese.
"A big thank you to Archbishops’ Council, The General Synod of the Church of England, The Diocese, The Palace Trust, our previous bishop and his wife and everyone who signed our petition.”