THE Santa Fun Run and Christmas lights switch which were due to take place this afternoon (Sunday) in Norton have been cancelled due to the weather conditions.

A spokesperson for the organisers said: "We are sad to announce with the ice on the roads and footpaths and the low temperatures the Santa Fun Run and Light Swtich On are CANCELLED. Runners' safety is paramount."

The Norton Santa Fun Run was due to returnn this year with special guest Amanda Owen - the Yorkshire Shepherdess.

Pickering Christmas light switch was also cancelled yesterday (Saturday) due to the adverse weather conditions.