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The Independent Online
A 1,000-YEAR-OLD yew tree which was immortalised in verse by William Wordsworth has been severely damaged by storms.

In his 1803 poem, Yew Trees, Wordsworth said the 50ft tall Lorton Yew was a tree "too magnificent to be destroyed''.

But now 60mph winds have ripped down a 25ft section of branches from the massive trunk of the tree in the Cumbrian village of Lorton.

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