Shhhh ...it’s Fireworks Night

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It might sound bizarre, but hundreds of people have already backed a petition calling for legally-enforced silent fireworks on Guy Fawkes Night.

Many complain fireworks terrify wildlife and household pets, and of course some would like to see them banned altogether - at least outwith licensed public displays.

And last year Collecchio in Italy passed a law stipulating that all fireworks displays must be quiet.

Meanwhile it’s claimed silent fireworks are even better than the standard-issue variety (although silent bangers are probably a non-starter), because they are more colourful.

Nonsense - or something to ponder?

The details of the petition are at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/170682