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Oxford ‘not wise’ about Christmas

by Ed Beavan

OXFORD City Council has been ac­cused of “banning Christmas” and replacing it with a Winter Light Festi­val. The plan is to hold a two-month celebration that will include several different religious festivals, including Diwali and Hanukkah.

The Revd Hugh Lee, City Rector of Oxford and chaplain to the Lord Mayor, said that Christmas had not been “banned”, and that the situa­tion had been blown out of propor­tion. But, he said: “It’s a great shame the ...

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