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Plymouth Christmas lights event is cancelled

The bad weather has forced the cancellation of tomorrow night's Christmas lights switch on event in Plymouth city centre

Organisers have had to take the reluctant decision to cancel the event in the interests of public safety, in consultation with the Council’s events and health and safety teams, due to forecast high winds and torrential rain.

Forecast wind speeds have been closely monitored and with gusts now expected to reach up to Gale Force 8 accompanied by very heavy rain, it would not be safe to set up the staging and technical equipment needed for the event. The Met Office has warned of possible damage to temporary structures.

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