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Residents begin campaign to remove 'ugly' Xmas tree

Residents in Surbiton have started a campaign to remove a Christmas tree on a roundabout outside the train station, because they say it looks ugly.

Christmas Tree on a roundabout in Surbiton Credit: ITV News

Residents say the tree is a bit of let down compared to previous years, and it does not fit in with the rest of Surbiton's decorations. The tree was sponsored by a major supermarket and now a petition has been set up asking the retailer to replace it...

"... to bring it more inline with the keeping of Surbiton."

Have any Christmas trees appeared where you live which you feel don't fit in with the local areas? Tweet your pictures to @itvlondon.

Surbiton Christmas tree appears on a roundabout

With Christmas just a few weeks away, London is starting to look very festive indeed. Leading the way is Trafalgar Square, which today took delivery of its very own Christmas tree.

It gives the rest of London a lot to live up to, and there are already trees of all shapes and sizes around the capital. Below is Surbiton's effort. It has been placed on a busy roundabout - with the arrows still lit up.

Christmas Tree, places on a roundabout in Surbiton Credit: ITV News

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Police appeal for help to find missing teenager

Lauren Servey hasn't been seen since Friday. Credit: Metropolitan Police.

Police are appealing for assistance in tracing a 14-year-old girl who has been missing from her home in Surbiton since Friday 7 December.

Lauren Servey is approximately 5ft 6ins tall with short brown hair, green eyes and of slim build.

She was last seen wearing black material jacket, black and white stripey leggings, with a black handbag and white Nike trainers.

It is believed she may be in the Clapham, Putney, Battersea or Wandsworth areas.

Anyone who has seen Lauren should call Kingston Police on 101 or Missing People on 0500 700 700.

Statement from Kingston Council

Duncan Clark, Director of Learning and Children’s Services said:

“I am sure parents and carers whose children attend Tolworth Infants and Nursery School will be assured by the Inquest’s findings that the adventure playground provided a safe and secure environment for the children.

"The Inquest heard that the children were properly supervised and that school staff reacted appropriately in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

“Samuel is still very much in the thoughts of everyone connected to the school.”

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5 year-old's climbing frame death was "accidental"

A five year-old schoolboy who died on a playground climbing frame died an accidental death, an inquest jury has decided. Samuel Orola, a pupil at Tolworth Infants and Nursery School in Surbiton, was killed on September 15th last year.

The inquest at West London Coroner's Court heard that Samuel had been playing on the climbing frame in the school's adventure playground. One of his friends, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said Samuel had tried to do 'a roly-poly' on the climbing frame but appeared to bang his mouth.

Samuel collapsed and paramedics attempted to resucitate Samuel for 40 minutes. He was taken to Kingston Hospital but was pronounced dead at around 2pm. A pathologist suggested Samuel may have damaged a nerve in his neck while on the climbing frame, which triggered a cardiac arrest.