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Shipping warned after 3rd World War Two bomb found near Hinkley

Hinkley Point C Harbour Authority has warned shipping to stay away Credit: Watchet Coastguard

An unexploded World War Two bomb has been found in the Bristol Channel off Hinkley Point.

It is the third to be found there this month.

The coast was once used as part of a practice bombing range for the Royal Navy.

All vessels in the area are advised to proceed with caution. There is currently a 1,000m exclusion zone.

The 250 pound explosive is set to be examined and detonated later this afternoon, Wednesday 30 August.



Vehicle display draws crowds

There was an array of vehicles from the era Credit: ITV News West Country

It wasn't just 1940s clothing on display either. One of the big draws were the rows of pristine military vehicles - ranging from classic cars to army jeeps from both Britain and America. There was even a fully restored Sherman tank.

A Sherman tank was just one of many vehicles on display Credit: ITV News West Country

Crowds turn out for Dig for Victory

Celebrations took place at the North Somerset Show Ground, for the Dig for Victory event.

Now in it's 4th year the 1940s themed festival tells the story of what life was like during World War 2.

People attending the event wore full 1940s costumes Credit: ITV News West Country
There was fly past from a Hurricane and Spitfire Credit: ITV News West Country

The day also included a fly past from a Spitfire and Hurricane, as this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

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