A bonfire night fireworks display has been called off amid ongoing bad weather.

Spennymoor’s fireworks event which was due to take place on Sunday (November 5) on the high Whitworth playing fields has been cancelled due to the conditions.

A inspection of the site today found waterlogged conditions and a decision was made to cancel the free display.

A Spennymoor Town Council spokesperson said: “Due to recent heavy rainfall, Spennymoor Town Council has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Fireworks Event. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

“Following site visits to check the impact of the inclement weather on High Whitworth playing fields, conditions have been deemed unsafe to stage Sunday’s Fireworks.

“While we work incredibly hard to stage this popular event and appreciate how valued it is by residents, the safety of attendees is paramount, and we could not go ahead with conditions posing a risk to public health and safety.”

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The event was due to take place on Sunday evening with fairground rides, music and entertainment before the display itself at 6.30pm.

A host of fireworks displays will take place over the weekend, although a deluge of bad weather will hit the region beforehand.

Storm Ciaran will batter the North East on Thursday with heavy rain forecast.