Salford Council have been slammed for ‘blowing up taxpayers’ money’ by spending more than £45,000 on fireworks, MM can reveal.

In a Freedom of Information request to the council, MM discovered a total of £45,195 has been spent over the last four years.

This includes additional elements at the events including music, lighting and the bonfire itself as well as the fireworks.

Reported by Mancunion Matters. You can read the full story here.

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.