The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Angela Harvey, has travelled to Norway to oversee the cutting of the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. Describing the annual felling as "a wonderful tradition", she said that for her it wasn't Christmas until the Trafalgar Square tree was lit.
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As we move into a shorter working week for most people, we are looking at a generally cloudy one.
Lots of cloud around today feeling relatively mild although it probably felt a bit cooler because of the breeze.
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