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Mercian sheep switches on town’s Christmas lights

A sheep has used his cloven hoof to turn on the Christmas lights in a Derbyshire town.

Private Derby XXX, the 30th ram mascot of the local Mercian Regiment, trod on a specially designed switch to light up Ashbourne.

The Swaledale ram was chosen after Mayor Sandra Spencer said she wanted something "totally different" for this year's switch-on.

  • 21 Nov 2014
  • From the section Derby