A town in Kent must keep its Christmas tree up until February

Monday 18 January 2016 10:00

We may be well into January, but for one corner of the UK Christmas is still in full swing. Well, sort of.

A town in Kent could be forced to keep its Christmas tree until February after council workers removing decorations found a collared dove and her egg in the branches.

Because of the legal protection afforded nesting birds, the tree in Paddock Wood may have to remain in situ until mid-February when the chicks are fully fl edged.

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