The Wicker Goat

A giant straw goat erected every year in a Swedish town to mark the festive season has been burned down – again.

Police in the town of Gavle said the 13-metre (43 ft) high billy goat has been set on fire so often it has almost become a Christmas ritual. It was the 22nd time it has gone up in smoke since the town, north of Stockholm, began the tradition in 1966.

Two men were seen running from the blaze, one of whom was disguised as Father Christmas…

somewhere inside: Edward Woodward

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