Be safe this bonfire night

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PEOPLE are being urged to take care using fireworks as Bonfire Night approaches.

With fireworks going on sale across the country today, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is urging families to stay safe and remember the firework code.

Sheila Merrill, RoSPA’s public health adviser, said: ‘Planning in advance for fireworks parties at home is key to putting on a safe and impressive display.

‘Each year, hundreds of people are injured by fireworks on and around Bonfire Night, and many more people are injured at private parties than at large public displays.

‘Make sure you know what to do if things go wrong – don’t leave safety until the last minute.’

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