THOUSANDS of people flocked to the grounds of Kimbolton Castle for a fireworks and laser spectacular. The village s popular fireworks display went off with a real bang this year attracting a bigger crowd than ever before.  Organisers believe more than f

THOUSANDS of people flocked to the grounds of Kimbolton Castle for a fireworks and laser spectacular.

The village's popular fireworks display went off with a real bang this year attracting a bigger crowd than ever before.

Organisers believe more than five thousand people of all ages turned out on the evening of Tuesday, November 4 to watch the annual fireworks spectacular.

The event has been billed as one of Europe's largest laser displays set to music with fireworks being controlled by computers and fired in time to music.

The colourful display lasted more than 20 minutes and included tracks by Steps and Take That.

There was also a funfair and food and drink stalls.

Before the fireworks started green lasers were used to project pictures of dancing people and animals on the side of the castle.

Money raised from the event will go to the Kimbolton School's Society chosen charities, one of which is the Anthony Nolan Trust.

Across the county Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue staff praised fireworks organisers and residents for staying safe this bonfire night.

A total of 58 emergency calls were received by the fire service control room on Wednesday, November 5, which is only slightly above the average of 48 received on a normal day.

Five calls received related to bonfires being left unattended. One was at 9.07pm in the Whaddons, Huntingdon and another was in Thongsley, Huntingdon at 11.32pm.

Chris Strickland, deputy chief fire officer, said: "I would like to thank residents for staying safe this Guy Fawkes night.