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Top five Christmas tree tips once you get it home

And, once you've bought the perfect tree, Kylie made sure to ask for the top five tips on ensuring it looks as good as when you chose it.


Tree-mendous effort can't put dampener on festive spirit

Wind and rain weren't a problem for this committed festive-bringer Credit: Nik Dodd

We've heard of people going to great lengths this Christmas, but it seems nothing was going to stop this man from bringing the festivities home.

And, you could forgive this man if his spirit was a little dampened after his experience.

With rain pouring down the committed reveller was captured driving along the A38 complete with his oversized tree - too big to fit in the boot - and causing him to keep the top down.

The footage was captured by Nik Dodd and, after putting it on Facebook, was quickly shared around the internet.

The driver didn't look impressed as the rain and wind battered the blue Saab, soaking the driver through.

Let's just hope his family appreciated the effort...

Dune system vital to protecting Cornwall's coastline

Cornwall Council says the Dunes at Porthtowan play a key role in protecting the county's coastline and it needs to retain the best level of protection for the communities.

Many residents have been concerned by the use of dead christmas trees to stabilise the dunes. The council says it recognises the concerns and welcomes the offer from the Porthtowan Dunes Community Group to work with the council to agree some interim actions.

To find out exactly what the beach looks like and why residents feel the current situation is an 'eyesore' watch Steve Hard's report from February this year:

Council looks for new solution to shifting dunes

Cornwall Council has met with the Porthtowan Dunes Community Group to discuss future stalsaton of the dunes. Residents have raised concerns after a hundred Christmas trees were planted in the sand at Porthtowan less than a month ago in a controversial bid to stabilize the shifting dunes.

More than a hundred trees have been planted on the dunes Credit: ITV News West Country

"We are close to receiving approval and funding from the Environment Agency to begin seeking independent expert advice from a specialist company to fully understand what works are required for the long term future and stability of the dune system" - Jon James, Natural Environment Manager.

Residents have described the trees as an eyesore Credit: ITV News West Country
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