POLL: Should fireworks be banned from sale to the general public?

A petition calling on the Government to ban the sale of fireworks to the general public has been signed almost 33,000 times. Do you agree?

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, 8:17 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:08 pm
Fireworks and your pets

Fireworks have already led to the tragic demise of a dog this year in Whitley Bay, as reported by our sister paper the News Guardian last week. Nine-year-old collie Shearer was spooked by a burst of unplanned fireworks on Monday, October 17, while out on a walk near St Mary's lighthouse. He ran along the Links then down onto the beach, and was last seen trying to get up the rocks. A week later, it was announced that Shearer had been found on Redcar beach after reports of a collie being washed up.

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