New Year fireworks ‘show London is open’ – BBC News

New Year fireworks ‘show London is open’

Fireworks surrounded the London Eye during New Year celebrations
Image caption… Fireworks surrounded the London Eye during New Year celebrations

The UK has marked the start of 2017 with a spectacular firework display and a declaration that “London is open”.

Tens of thousands gathered on the banks of the Thames to watch the display immediately after Big Ben sounded its midnight chimes.

New Year events across the UK went ahead under tight security, following lorry attacks in Berlin and Nice.   

The music accompanying the London fireworks featured a recording of mayor Sadiq Khan saying: “London is open.”   

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38473292

 

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