Thousands pack the banks of the Thames as nation prepares to see New Year's Eve in with a bang

Mail Online | 3/29/2019 | Joe Middleton For Mailonline
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In Edinburgh tens of thousands of people will welcome in the new year at one of the world's biggest street parties.

While in London party-goers will flock to the banks of the Thames to enjoy the iconic views and take in a dazzling firework display.

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The display will bring together more than 100,000 spectators to watch the largest annual firework display in Europe, including eight tonnes of fireworks.

Big Ben will return to action to start the countdown after remaining silent for the year during renovation works.

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A spectacular 70,000 projectiles made up of 12,000 fireworks will light up London's skyline as they are fired from four positions - barges and the London Eye.

In Newcastle the dark night sky is already being lit up with explosive firework displays in anticipation for midnight, as Brits all over the country get ready to see in the New Year with a bang.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has the sold-out New Year's Eve fireworks show will show Europe that the capital will remain 'open-minded' and 'outward looking' post-Brexit.

Speaking on New Year's Eve, he said: 'Well one of the things which upset many, many Londoners and many people across our country and in Europe is the tone and language used by politicians in Westminster, giving the impression we're insular, inward looking, not welcoming to Europeans.'

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'I think the Government's made a mess of negotiations with the European Union,' Mr Khan continued.

'Bearing in mind Parliament can't resolve the issue of how we will leave the European Union, we should allow the public to take back control with the option of staying in European Union, or accepting the deal made by the government,' he said.

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He vowed that London would remain the same after March 29 2019, adding: 'What tonight is about is showing the world, while they're watching us, that we're going to...
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