Christmas lights bring controversy
by Kevin Burke
Rochdale's Christmas lights have caught the eye of tabloid journalists for the second year in a row.
A year ago, Rochdale Council infamously put them up in late August, explaining that they were doing so as Eid would fall the next month and they wanted to have everything ready.
This year, the lights have gone up alongside Stars of David, crescent moons wishing by passers a 'happy Eid' and lanterns reminding you to have a 'happy Diwali'. Diwali was on November 5 and the last celebratory day of Eid was today.
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