A Silent Night In UK This Christmas

From The Sun:

_Historic re-enactment buffs in full 17th-century militia garb traditionally fire blanks when the festive lights are switched on [to mark Christmas] in Wimborne, Dorset.

But deputy mayor John Burden, 62 — in charge while the mayor is away — has now banned them.

He said: “Last year there were kids who were very upset and crying.”_