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Campaign over 'embarrassing' Christmas Tree

The embarrasment of Mottram Christmas Tree Credit: Tim Jackson

A Facebook group has been set up to decry the Christmas Tree in Mottram - Tim Jackson who posted the photo says - In all it's glory!! Tourists are startin to turn up now it's dark!! Lol!

Other comments on the page plead for it to be taken down because it is so embarrassing.

Oh I'm so glad there is a page for this. I waited patiently and didn't complain as thought it might have just been the top of the tree and the rest was coming then when I saw Christmas lights on I nearly cried

– Rivkhah Kneen

Lee Connor says its disgraceful please come and take it down and spare us the shame of driving past it everyday.


Priscilla to show her wicked side

A touch of Hollywood glamour is coming to the region for the pantomime season. Manchester's Opera House is staging Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, recently voted the nation's favourite fairy tale. And the wicked queen is being played by none other than Priscilla Presley.

Priscilla played the Queen in panto in London in 2012 Credit: PA

Priscilla, who famously married the King of rock and roll, Elvis Presley is also known for her role in the Naked Gun films and in Dallas. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starts at the Opera House on the 5 December 2014.

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