Supermarket Sainsbury's, which has a store in Kendal, will stop selling fireworks this year.

The supermarket says it will carry no fireworks in any of its 2,300 branches this year after a review. The decision is based on a 'range of factors'.

The move has been welcomed by charities and shoppers over concerns for the elderly and animals.

A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: "Fireworks are no longer available in our stores but customers can continue to choose from a range of seasonal products, such as glow sticks and light up spinning wands."