Cumbria's Trading Standards body has urged residents across the county to take a few simple precautions in order to stay safe at home this bonfire night.

The county's trading standards body has got behind a national campaign being run by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, and Office for Product Safety and Standards, urging people to be aware of the risks of using fireworks.

This is particularly relevant this year, with public fireworks displays being cancelled across the country as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Cumbria Trading Standards spokesman said that the key messages of the campaign are: "Buy fireworks from reputable retailers and ensure they are CE marked.

"Understand the four different categories of fireworks and which ones are suitable for consumer use.

"Store fireworks as per instructions, ensuring they are away from under 18s.

"Use fireworks as per safety instructions, ensuring they are not handled by those under 18."

Residents are also being encouraged to "be considerate" by informing neighbours if there is an intention to use fireworks, and to be mindful of the impact of fireworks on animals and the vulnerable.