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Final preparations are taking place at Bristol Cathedral ahead of a very
The Cathedral will be the venue for the BBC's annual
Millions of people are expected to tune in.
A lucky few people have managed to get their hands on the free
tickets for the service, which will be on BBC One
We're really thrilled to have been asked to do this.
It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and it's a wonderful
opportunity to showcase Bristol Cathedral to
A Bristol artist who paints using her mouth is part
of a campaign calling on people not to forget the tradition
Venessa Haaroff say the advent of modern technology is threatening
For the artists designing them, even longer to paint.
When I was 19, I had a spinal-cord injury, quite high level,
which left me without the use of my arms and legs,
so one of the creative avenues that were available to me was painting,
so I got into it that way in my rehabilitation centre
and I was hanging around able-bodied artists and mouth painting
artists and just realised, didn't really matter about the lack
of movement, it was just how you got the paint to the paper.
Now, Vanessa is a student artist, with an association called the Mouth
For their members, making Christmas cards is one
And that's why she features in a new video, calling
on the public to remember the joy of sending and receiving one.
One single card says more than 100 megabytes.
We are really worried about the sale of Christmas cards.
It helps the development of our art and for some members
And for Vanessa, it's also a passion.
Rugby and Bath have been taking on title rivals,
Despite tries by Dave Attwood and this one by Ross Batty,
third-placed Bath weren't able to get past Wasps.
Visiting Bath lost the game 40 points to 26.
Residents in a Cheltenham street have been counting down to Christmas
by using their homes as an advent calendar.
Each night special window displays have been unveiled
Here's our Gloucestershire reporter, Steve Knibbs.
It was a simple idea that's captured the imagination here.
Familes up and down the street revealing a different
It's meant a lot of mulled wine, a lot of mulled cider,
What started off as something quite small suddenly grew so people
were socialising and we had big reveals where bin bags over
Just generally getting together and, yeah, having a good time.
There are four calling birds, at number four, of course,
Christmas kisses nearby and a winter wonderland for the tenth day.
I'm not sure I can say there's much inspiration apart from winter
time and having fun, but it's been a great time and we've
Our street's got a really strong feeling of community.
It's just a great way to bring us all together
-- There was some confusion for the postman as the house numbers
got changed for the different days of advent but, with 23 houses down,
And the last reveal was, of course, at the pub.
So at a time when people often rue the loss of community,
this simple idea of some Christmas creativity has brought
Steve Knibbs, BBC Points West, Cheltenham.
Let's get the weather now and Holly Green has our forecast.
It's a mild Christmas Day but it's also a windy one and those winds
They're drawing in more low clouds, some patchy rain and drizzle,
some hill fog perhaps but also that mild air.
So we're looking at lows of 7 or 8 Celsius and it's a mild but a murky
Now, we tend to see a lot of cloud through the day tomorrow.
You might see a few bright spells but they'll be
Patchy rain and drizzle at times through the day.
Despite that strong, blustery wind, it's looking
like being one of the mildest Christmas Days on record.
We see brighter skies emerging on Boxing Day but it
There's more news on the BBC website and your local BBC Radio stations.
But, for now, from all of here at Points West,
Hello. Nice and toasty both inside and out. It even struggling to snow
across the Scottish hills, it's so mild outside, whether you like it or
not. It's all thanks to this storm, big windstorm in the North Atlantic.
It is drawing up warm air from the southern climes. You can see the
Azores, warm air moving in our direction. It's here to