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  'Pocket money' fireworks banned
Updated 15 October 2002, 08.39
The number of children hurt by fireworks shot up last year
Cheap and dangerous fireworks are being banned in a bid to stop teenagers getting hurt.

"Air bombs", which are a kind of noisy Roman Candle, are going to be made illegal because they're so easy for young people to buy.

  Click here to find out how fireworks blinded Tom in one eye

Air bombs cost between 20p and 1 and they caused about a fifth of all firework accidents last year.

'Bang goes your image'

The Government's cracking down on fireworks
The number of young teenagers who got hurt by fireworks shot up by 50 per cent last bonfire night - so the government's decided to crackdown.

On-the-spot fines for anyone over the age of 18 caught throwing fireworks in the street in four towns will also be introduced. If it's successful, it could be introduced around the country.

  Click here for top 10 firework safety tips

This year's slogan to try to stop young people playing with fireworks is "fool with fireworks and bang goes your image".

Loads of teenagers get hurt, and some are even killed, every bonfire night on 5 November.

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