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Plymouth Fireworks Show

The British fireworks championships are being held in Plymouth over the next two nights. It's one of the biggest annual displays by professional firework companies in the UK.

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Preparations underway for British Firework Championships

Competitors set up displays on Mountbatten Pier, Plymouth Credit: ITV Westcountry

The first competitors in the British Firework Championships are setting up their displays on Mountbatten Pier overlooking Plymouth Hoe. Up to 100,000 spectators are expected. Over the next two nights six teams will take part.

All the competitors are previous winners so this year the race is on to be crowned champion of champions. The first display starts at 9:30 pm tonight with each showcase lasting ten minutes.

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