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Take a look back at all the action that happened in 2016 across the West Country in our fabulous picture gallery!
Wiltshire astronaut Major Tim Peake, from Salisbury, made history by becoming the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station.
A baby pygmy hippo arrived at Bristol Zoo in 2016. The birth is great news for the species which is endangered and rarely seen in the wild. Pygmy hippos are, as the name suggests, much smaller than the common hippopotamus, with proportionally longer legs, a smaller head, less prominent eyes and ears more towards the side of the head. The pygmy hippo's nose and ears can be closed underwater, an adaptation to aquatic life.
Her is Victoria Pendleton prior to the St. James's Place Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup during Gold Cup Day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.
The 'All The Hits' tour, the pop superstar delivered in front of a packed Kingsholm crowd. The American singer went through his entire repertoire, from The Commodores to his solo career, belting out hit after hit in the process.
Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, attending the European Premiere at Leicester Square, London. Edwards entered the 1988 Olympics as Britain’s only ski jumper. He came last in both the 70m and 90m events, and some skiers were unhappy with the popularity of Edwards, whose dogged determination and position as the underdog attracted many admirers. They accused him of making a mockery of the sport, but the more Edwards lost, the more his popularity seemed to grow.
As locally trained astronaut Tim Peake was preparing to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere in early June following his mission onboard the International Space Station, we sent photos of your faces into the outer atmosphere on board a high altitude weather balloon. Heart Breakfast teamed up with The Times Cheltenham Science Festival to run this amazing ‘Face in Space’ competition.
Adele headlined the incredible Glastonbury Festival this year.
HUNDREDS limbered up to make a new world record for the most people taking part in a Swiss exercise ball in Swindon. There was a sea of blue inflatable balls as 404 people moved, bounced and grooved to the music while also raising thousands of pounds for local charities.
The baby girl since being born has almost doubled her birth weight, now weighing 2.2kgs. The infant was born after an emergency caesarean procedure – a rare occurrence in gorillas and only carried out a handful of times in the world. She is now being hand-reared round the clock by a small team of experienced gorilla keepers at the Zoo
The 2016 Tour of Britain started on the 4th of September in Scotland and finished on September 11 in London. The Tour of Britain will pass through the Forest of Dean during stage 5 of the Tour Of Britain, Stage five began in Wales and continued through to the Forest of Dean into Gloucestershire and Stage 7 through Bristol finishing in Bath
Pictures of a kangaroo on the loose in a residential garden, was spotted in Bristol in 2016!
Its interesting to know that the Grand Tour’s new track is at the former airbase RAF Wroughton
I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here 2016 saw Bristol's Carol Vorderman and Joel Dommett taking part in flirty behaviour and bush tucker trails!
Bristol had some terrible traffic and flooding on Whitchurch Lane In Bristol
More than 1,200 people came together in Wiltshire to break the World Record for 'The World’s Largest Live Nativity'. The joint effort saw 1,254 people come together, wearing traditional costumes. The previous record was set by 1,039 volunteers in Utah, USA in December 2014.