Our communities are very diverse, with residents celebrating a range of religious and cultural events most months.

Fireworks often play a part in that, but whether buying, selling, using or watching them you need to make sure you know how to stay safe, obey the law and be a considerate neighbour.

Please think twice before purchasing fireworks for home use.

Remember, you must be at least 18 years old to buy ‘adult’ fireworks, and selling or using fireworks illegally could land you with a fine of up to £5,000 and a six month prison sentence.

To report firework issues such as noise nuisance, please contact Northumbria Police.