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Rent-a-reindeer business sees bookings crash as Christmas events cancelled

The owner of a rent-a-reindeer business said coronavirus restrictions have caused bookings to crash this Christmas. With 110 reindeer, George Richardson has one of England’s largest herds which he keeps in fields behind his garden centre in the appropriately named Cold Hesledon, County Durham. At this time of year he would normally be taking bookings from shopping centres and schools for Santa visits and sleigh-pulling, delighting children and adults alike.

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