Two friends are holding a sit-down protest to save the only large tree on their road

Two friends are holding a sit-down protest to save the only large tree on their road - which one of them used to swing on as a child. Neighbours Sue Bradshaw, 61, and Monica Linthwaite, 59, are sitting under the sycamore every day in deckchairs - with cakes, tea and biscuits. Council contractors have arrived to cut it down - but have been repeatedly told by the pair to leave it alone.