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Are the Blackpool fireworks going ahead tonight?

There had been fears that Storm Callum would put a stop to Saturday's Fireworks Fiesta in Blackpool.
There had been fears that Storm Callum would put a stop to Saturday's Fireworks Fiesta in Blackpool.

The Blackpool Fireworks Fiesta went ahead on the Promenade as as planned on Saturday night, in spite of heavy rain brought by Storm Callum.

Visit Blackpool had confirmed staff were at North Pier setting up for the popular event on Saturday morning - with a yellow weather warning in place all day as Storm Callum continued to cause disruption.

Several people had been concerned the free additional night of fireworks would be cancelled after the Met Office warned of flooding across Lancashire.

But in spite of the weather - which put a halt to plans to start fracking at the nearby Preston New Road shale gas site and caused severe disruption to rail passengers - the show went ahead.