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Private firework party organisers are being warned about the legal responsibilities and risks that garden displays entail, ahead of Bonfire Night on Saturday.

Large public displays have grown in number and popularity, partly because they are safer and offer more ‘bang for your buck’, but many people still prefer the DIY approach and are unaware of the stiff penalties that could be handed out to amateur pyrotechnicians who breach the 2004 Fireworks Regulations.

ARAG Legal Services, a leading provider of legal advice and protection, has highlighted the legislation and risks that need to be considered when putting on a private display.

“Safety should be top of everyone’s list on Bonfire Night”, comments David Haynes, ARAG’s Head of Underwriting & Marketing, “but there are also legal responsibilities to consider, and the two often go hand-in-hand. The...

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