New Year's Eve in the Midlands

The Emergency Services across the Midlands are gearing up for New Year's Eve.

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Firework safety: Top tips

Fireworks will mark the start of 2013 across the Midlands Credit: PA

If you're using fireworks or attending a fireworks display this New Year's Eve, here's a few tips to keeping safe:

Never allow young children to play or ignite fireworks.

Avoid buying fireworks packaged in brown paper.

Always have an adult supervising firework activities.

Never place your body directly over fireworks.

Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that haven't fully ignited.

Never throw fireworks.

Douse used fireworks with plenty of water to prevent a trash fire.

Fireworks on sale Credit: PA

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