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Ban Chinese lanterns?

Moves could outlaw risks to wildlife

Should the sale of sky lanterns be banned?

That’s the question being posed by the Office of Fair Trading which has launched a consultation to gauge public opinion.

Last year, the Manx National Farmers' Union called for them to be made illegal after a cow died from swallowing lantern wire.

OFT chiefs say the Island fire service has also expressed significant concerns over public safety.

The government consultation will run until July the third.

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