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The Week On The Web: Dodgy Xmas tree, velvet Rolls Royce and singalong on the Tube

By Chris Howse: Digital Editor

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Happy Christmas from Streatham. But would this get you in the festive spirit?

Made of metal poles - this Christmas Tree has been dividing opinion since the day it appeared in South London. Some have compared it to a Dalek - others to a pylon. Harry Potter actor Jon Campling is less than impressed.

Sad 2 C this on my shopping trip. Y bother !? What even is it? Cos it's NOT a Xmas tree

– Jon Campling

But Anna Nolan likes what she sees, saying:

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Here's what happened when 40 photographers took thousands of breathtaking images of London. The end result - one giant timelapse - which pieces together a day in the life of the capital. The ambitious project was organised by photo company - Triggertrap.


If you ever worry about getting a dent or scratch on your car imagine how the driver of this Rolls Royce must feel.

Yes - chances are they can afford the repair bill. But where do you go to fix a car made out of velvet? This one was parked up outside Harrods. Some people took pictures - others just stroked it


Finally, that song, on that platform, at that Tube station. If you haven't heard it yet, where've you been?

The brave solo performance of Erasure's 'Respect' at Kentish Town turned into a rare display of harmony on the Tube - with the entire platform joining in.

It became one of the year's most clicked videos. So, who started it all - and why? His name is Neil Francis - usually found singing in the pubs and clubs around his home in Great Yarmouth.

He had just been to see Erasure in London and was on the way back to his hotel. With the sounds of Erasure still in his head, Neil simply decided to start singing one of their hits.