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Confirmed: there will be no Christmas lights in Torquay this year

It's hoped the display in Union St will be back next year Credit: MGV Productions

Christmas lights will not be strung up in Torquay's Union Street this year.

Torquay Chamber of Commerce confirmed the cancellation "with regret".

A special Christmas Lights group had been asked to rescue the lights from a backdrop of major losses in 2015, but said that they could not overcome some very serious obstacles in time for this year's display.

We will continue with our efforts and intend to bring back the lights next year.

– Torquay Chamber of Commerce

"This was not just an ordinary circumstance of raising funds, there were major infrastructure issues as well, and these were at the roots cause of the problems for this year."

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Your Christmas lights displays

We asked you to send us photos of your Christmas lights displays - and there are certainly some spectacular houses out there. Here are a couple of our favourites.

Tiverton Credit: The Dunn Family

The Dunn family sent us this picture of their house in Tiverton. The Dunn's are raising money for charity and have been drawing crowds of onlookers.

Yeovil Credit: Mr & Mrs Keynes

This one was sent in by Mr and Mrs Keynes, who live in Yeovil. They've got Santa, holly, a stocking, and even a Christmas pudding.

Thanks to everyone who's sent us pictures. If you want to send yours in you can email us at westcountry@itv.com, tweet us @itvwestcountry, or post it on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ITVWestcountry.

Your Christmas light displays

We asked you to send us photos of your Christmas lights displays - and there are certainly some spectacular houses out there. Here's a selection of our favourites.

Lawrence Weston Credit: Jackie Westfield

Jackie Westfield sent us this photo of her house. She says they've had lots of lovely people stop to look at their lights and seeing the children's faces is the best.

Chippenham Credit: Nigel & Paul

Nigel sent this picture of his house that he shares with Paul in Chippenham. They've got lights in the windows, a Christmas Tree on display and a wreath on the door.

Devizes Credit: Paul Hughes

This photo was sent in by Paul of his parents Mr and Mrs Hughes' house in Lawrence Weston. They're using the display to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support nurses.

Frome Credit: Gary Monger

Gary Monger sent in this photo of his house in Frome. They've got a giant polar bear, snowman and even Santa's reindeer in the window.

Almondsbury Credit: Claire Hooper

Claire Hooper sent us this one. They've even got a Christmas Greeting on their wall.

Thanks to everyone who's sent us pictures. If you want to send yours in you can email us at westcountry@itv.com, tweet us @itvwestcountry, or post it on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ITVWestcountry.

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30,000 watch Truro's City of Lights Festival

This year was one of the busiest festivals the City has seen Credit: ITV West Country

An estimated 30,000 people turned out to watch Truro's City of Lights Festival last night - making it one of the busiest ever.

The parade featured giant lanterns with a 'heroes' theme, with some paying tribute to the First World War centenary. The paper and withy creations are made by local school children and a team of artists.

Thousands attend Truro's City of Lights festival

Thousands of people turned out in Truro last night for the annual City of Lights festival.

The parade featured giant lanterns with a 'heroes' theme, with some paying tribute to the First World War centenary.

The paper and withy creations are made by local school children and a team of artists.

Pictures from tonight's Truro City of Lights Festival

The City of Lights incorporates art, music, dance and, as its name suggests, light.

The event features is a procession of giant handmade withy and tissue lanterns floating through the streets carried by professional artists accompanied by a host of smaller lanterns carried by Cornish school children and local community and youth groups.

Cornwall College's lantern. Credit: ITV News/Kathy Wardle
Lanterns at Truro City of Lights Festival tonight. Credit: ITV News/Kathy Wardle
Lanterns at Truro City of Lights Festival tonight. Credit: ITV News/Kathy Wardle
Lanterns at Truro City of Lights Festival tonight. Credit: ITV News/Kathy Wardle
Lanterns at Truro City of Lights Festival tonight. Credit: ITV News/Kathy Wardle
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