A Christmas lights switch-on in Cambridgeshire has been cancelled for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ely event usually attracts some 6,000 people annually and was was due to take place on November 27 this year.

But it will not go ahead to prevent putting unnecessary strain on local emergency services, according to an Ely City Council spokesman. It is hoped the lights will still be erected for the festive season, however.