Good morning all. Hope you survived the 'war zone' atmosphere last night. It was noisy here from about 6 to 8pm; then quieter - until around 10. Then the bombs started going off. They were random bangs all over the place, probably youngsters.
I checked on the Fireworks Act or law on Wikipedia and it seems fireworks can be let off between 7am in the morning until 11pm at night. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireworks_law_in_the_United_Kingdom
Fireworks must not be let off between 11pm and 7am, except on Chinese New Year, Diwali and New Year's Eve, when the period is extended until 1am, and on Guy Fawkes Night, when the period is extended until midnight. This restriction does not apply to displays organized by local Councils.
It is illegal to set off fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or public place. Breaking these laws can result in an on-the-spot fine of £80.
That seems to imply that fireworks can be let off randomly throughout the day?
We have a long way to go before the end of the 'season' so I guess we just need to 'get through it' and look forward to the usual fog that always comes after 2 relentless weeks of gunpowder being blasted into the atmosphere.