People setting off fireworks between the wrong times tonight face £5,000 fine.
With Bonfire Night upon us, it's important to understand the laws around using fireworks – or face an eye-watering fine.
After last year's Bonfire Night plans were cancelled due to the pandemic, it's no surprise that friend and families are looking forward to the celebrations over the weekend.
For many, fireworks will be among their plans for November 5 – and over the weekend – but, if you're setting your own off at home, you need to be aware of the laws.
Using fireworks illegally can see you slapped with a £5,000 fine, or in some circumstances, imprisonment.
One of the biggest mistakes people can make is setting off private fireworks outside the legal time limits.
On November 5, Bonfire Night, you can set off fireworks up until midnight.
The timings are also extended on New Year's Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, where fireworks can be set off until 1am.
However, outside of these dates, you can not set any fireworks off between 11pm and 7am.
This will apply to Saturday and Sunday this weekend