Plymouth Christmas lights switch-on cancelled

A forecast of high winds and torrential rain has forced the cancellation of tomorrow's formal Christmas lights switch on in Plymouth city centre. Organisers say they've decided to cancel in the interests of public safety. Special late night park and ride services have been withdrawn.

The Christmas lights will still be switched on tomorrow evening and late night shopping will begin as planned. A spokesman for the Plymouth City Centre Company said they hoped to reschedule the entertainment programme that was due to accompany the official switch-on.