Speaking to ITV News, residents in Surbiton described this year's Christmas tree as "dismal", adding it needed "jazzing up".
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Best of the sunshine in the centre of town mid afternoon but dull and dank for most.
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About 20 passengers were told to get off because the driver missed his lunch break.