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16 photos of fun in the sun as thousands turn out for 'TV and 'toons'-themed Newport Carnival

Thousands of people turned out for a packed day of carnival entertainment in the beaming sunshine.

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Bea Jones, Peggy Thomas, Charlie Holland and Lexi Sumner at Newport Carnival.

The streets of Newport were today lined with a sea of happy faces as they cheered on a spectacular carnival procession, all based on the theme of 'TV and 'toons'.

A packed line-up included live music, stalls, street performers and other entertainment.

Newport Juniors as The Smurfs at Newport Carnival.
PCSO Ivan Collumbell with his 1984 Rover police car at Newport Carnival.

Maria Wilkinson, marketing officer for the carnival committee, said they had been delighted with the way the day had gone.

She said: "We have had an absolutely fantastic event. The sun shone for us, the procession was amazing, we had some of the best floats we have seen in years.

"The school floats, the community floats, they were fantastic, everyone did such a good job of decorating them – and particularly on our theme for the day – TV and 'toons."