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'The Irish and Austrians will be the toughest to beat'
Hugh Griffith, from Gwynedd, will be representing Wales at the World Ploughing Championships in Minnesota.

Man's Christmas tree inspires US visit

Sandish Shoker

BBC News

Here's a story to make you smile this morning.

A Nottingham man has decorated a plum tree in his front garden with 21,000 lights after seeing a similar one in Minnesota in the US.

Andy Black said he and his wife Lisa were inspired by a video of the American tree as they were looking for ideas on how to decorate the front of their house.

Andy Black and his tree
BBC
Clinton

Projected for Clinton

State projected at: 11:42 EST (16:42 GMT)

10 electoral votes

Congress

Senate
2 seats, none up for election

There is no Senate election in Minnesota this year. The current senators are Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.

Democrats

2 seats

Republicans

0 seats

Independents

0 seats

House of Representatives
8 seats, all up for election

Democrats

5 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Republicans

3 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Independents

0 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.