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Anger over decision to cancel Lincoln's Christmas market

Merriment cut short

There's been widespread anger at the decision to cancel the last day of Lincoln's famous Christmas Market.

The city council made the call after the Met Office issued warnings that snowfall could affect travel - but after conditions were better than expected many were left disappointed.

Sixty thousand people were expected to attend the final day of the event yesterday, but the council took the decision on Saturday to cancel it because of concerns about the weather. With snowfall not as bad as predicted, many people say that was premature.

But the council says it had to consider the number of people travelling to the market - up to 60,000 visitors and 70 coaches.

In the end there was just a light dusting for Lincoln - but the council and police say the decision was justified, following the amber weather warning from the Met weather office.