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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