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Front garden Christmas tree grows to 52ft in 38 years!

When Avril and Chris Rowlands planted a five-foot fir tree in their garden in 1978, they knew it would grow, but they had no idea just how tall it would become.

Nearly forty years on, it towers above their neighbours in Worcestershire, and has become a firm festive favourite, as well as raising thousands for charity. Chris Halpin has the story.

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Appeal for man who went missing overnight

Stephen Woolley was reported missing from his home in Kidderminster. Credit: Family photo

Police are appealing to trace a missing man from Kidderminster who went missing overnight.

Stephen Woolley, aged 55, was reported missing from his home in Kidderminster at 1.20am on Wednesday 7th December.

He was last seen when he went to bed at around 10.15pm last night and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Stephen is believed to be driving a silver Vauxhall Zafira, similar to the one pictured, with the registration GJ52 FBX.

He is described as white, around 5ft 6", with short dark hair and a short grey beard.

Stephen is believed to be driving a silver Vauxhall Zafira. Credit: West Mercia Police
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