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They're going to replace this tree...

Eddie Mair | 13:49 UK time, Wednesday, 3 December 2008


PA reports: "Forest chiefs today stepped in to replace an eyesore Christmas tree dubbed the worst in Britain. Since the threadbare tree was erected at a County Durham shopping centre it has attracted barbed comments and even made international news headlines for its less than shapely form. Now the Forestry Commission has intervened to replace the tatty tree, which is on display at the Castle Dene Shopping Centre in Peterlee, with a handsome 20ft Norway spruce."

1420 UPDATE: I've just recorded an interview with a very concerned local councillor.


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