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London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks and celebrations are back on after earlier cancellation

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In a surprising u-turn, London New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular is back on after being cancelled earlier this year over Covid fears.

The news comes as data shows that Omicron is about 50per cent to 70pc less likely to cause a patient to be hospitalised and is also less deadly than the previous Delta variant.

While people are still urged to get the booster, the data has encouraged a u-turn on New Year’s celebrations that were axed back in October “due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic”.

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Celebrations will include a number of large firework and drone displays and live performances by a variety of acts for the first time ever.

Crowds can expect Sir Elton John and Dua Lipa to be among performers who will bring in the New Year.

Sir Elton and Dua will help serenade Londoners into the new year

Poet Tomfoolery is also expected to read a poem highlighting the brighter moments of the year including Emma Raducanu’s US Open win, the vaccine roll out and Tom Daley’s Olympic triumph.

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Londoners can expect fireworks displays to light up the sky above The Shard, the Globe Theatre, St Paul’s and the Millenium Bridge.

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We’ll be welcoming back the fireworks tonight

500 drones and lasers are also expected to feature in the extravaganza with the 13-minute display said to be the most inclusive yet as refugees and LGBTQ+ will feature, according to The Sun .

Also in contrast to last year’s eerie scenes, Big Ben will ring out at midnight after undergoing restoration to usher in the New Year in a style more familiar to London and the UK in general.

Celebrations are back on after No.10 gave the green light for December 31 parties to go ahead as planned.

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