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The far-reaching impact of fireworks displays

This year’s Edinburgh Bonfire Night will be well remembered due to the fire on Arthur’s Seat, lasting well over one hour. This incident is not unique; data from Manchester shows that the 5th of November registers five times more firefighter interventions than an average night, while 2000 fire accidents were attended in London last year. […]

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Guy Fawkes Night: Is this festival outdated?

Bonfire Night is a festival celebrated in many locales around the former British Empire commemorating the failure of a Roman Catholic plot on the reign of King James (I of England and VI of Scotland). Often known as Guy Fawkes Night after the first conspirator apprehended, the holiday celebrates how the House of Lords was […]