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Manchester Mad For Fireworks!

RECORD numbers of people are expected to attend Manchester council's organised firework displays this year.

Last year, more than 100,000 people flocked to parks around the city for the events and organisers are expecting, even more, this year.

Deputy council leader Jim Battle said: "The council, police and fire service have been working closely with our local communities to make sure the firework celebrations pass as smoothly as possible. "

Greater Manchester Police has launched a safety campaign along with Greater Manchester Fire Service, trading standards officers and the Health and Safety Executive.

Chief Superintendent Jon Rush, in charge of the campaign, said: "Bonfire Night can be a lot of fun for many people but it can also be distressing and intimidate for some of our residents.

"We don't want to spoil anyone's fun, we just want to raise awareness of the consequences of anti-social behaviour. My advice for a safe and enjoyable Bonfire Night is to respect others, use fireworks responsibly and attend an organised event."

Organised bonfires across Manchester include:

Friday October 30

Debdale Park, Gorton Fireworks, bonfire and funfair from 6pm followed by fireworks at 7.30pm Contact 0161 223 8278.

Monday November 2

Cringle Park, Burnage Fireworks and funfair in the main field as well as community firework displays from 6pm-8pm Contact 0161 223 8278.

Crumpsall Park, Crumpsall Funfair and fireworks including family funfair and fireworks event from 6pm-8pm Contact 0161 795 2650.

Tuesday November 3

Philips Park, Manchester Funfair from 5.30pm followed by firework display at Sportcity Car Park 6 at 7.30pm Contact Chris on 0161 223 8278.

Brookdale Park, Newton Heath Family funfair and fireworks from 6pm-8pm Contact 0161 795 2650.

Wednesday November 4

Boggart Hole Clough, Blackley Funfair and fireworks between 5.30pm-8.30pm Contact 0161 795 2650.

Thursday November 5

Platt Fields Park, Rusholme Firework display and bonfire at showfield from 7.30pm Contact 0161 224 2902.

Heaton Park, Prestwich Firework display and funfair from 7.30pm followed by bonfire at 8pm Contact 0161 773 1085.

Wythenshawe Park, South Manchester Firework display and funfair from 4pm followed by fireworks at 7.30pm and bonfire at 8pm Contact 0161 998 2117.

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