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Christmas celebrations in Alderney under way

Image caption The annual festival culminates on 1 January with the New Year Swim at Braye Bay

A month-long celebration of the festive season begins in Alderney later.

Festive Alderney sees the island hosting carol concerts, a winter torchlight procession and events by the island's Wildlife Trust.

The festival also includes film nights at Braye Bay and entertainment from the Alderney Theatre Group.

The festival culminates on 1 January with the New Year Swim, which will see hundreds of swimmers braving the sea at Braye Bay.

More than 70 events are planned to take place.

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