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Bah Humbug! Ban on Santa's sweet-throwing is ridiculous

Editor's Viewpoint

Health and safety - or should that be elf and safety - concerns have stopped Santa and his little helpers throwing sweets into the crowd at many council tree lighting ceremonies. Instead, Santa insists the children line up in orderly fashion to be handed their treat.

In a world where children face many dangers both online and in real life this is taking the safety message too far.

Only soft sweets can be tossed into the crowd at some council events to prevent anyone being hurt. Never mind that the kids' feelings are hurt when they don't get a treat.

We would say Bah Humbug! But humbugs are definitely banned for being too hard.

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