New Year firework displays have been cancelled due to concerns about public safety linked to bad weather conditions.

The displays were scheduled to take place on January 1 at Highams Park field and Leyton Jubilee Park, and will now take place at a later date.

A council spokeswoman said: "We apologise to residents for an inconvenience this causes and hope that we will be able to mark the new year with a later event.

"Public safety is our primary concern so we've had to make the tough decision to cancel both displays while there's a chance that the severe weather conditions would pose any risk to spectators."