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?
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.