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Chinese lantern

an Asian solanaceous plant, Physalis franchetii, cultivated for its attractive orange-red inflated calyx
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EMMA BAYMAN BVSC, CERT VA, MRCVS (VETERINARY SURGEON): I love to watch Chinese lanterns, but have never released one myself.
Actually, the Chinese lantern has a lot of good features that do not exist in the Egyptian one, which is made of sheet iron.
Earlier this month shopping giant Poundland withdrew Chinese lanterns from their stores.
What if a burning Chinese lantern landed on a petrol station in the middle of the night?
Vijith Randeniya, chief fire officer of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service, said the Chief Fire Officers Association had previously called for a review of the use of Chinese lanterns.
In West Sussex, which claims to be the UFO capital of Britain, there have been 111 sightings in six years alone, and a police spokesman said: "In recent years, the increase in popularity of Chinese lanterns has brought the odd report.
The Daily Post told in September of fresh concerns over Chinese lanterns after one set fire to a house in Ewloe.
Well-wishers lit candles and released Chinese lanterns into the sky at around 7pm on Monday after the girl's parents asked for her to be remembered, one week on from her disappearance.
Branded as flying fireballs, Chinese lanterns have been blamed for killing cattle and birds, have raised the shackles of parliamentarians and now have a coalition of farmers, environmentalists, the RSPCA and the coastguard united in a common goal of banning them for good.
TRAGEDY: Jonathan Brown, 17, who died in a car crash GLOWING TRIBUTE: Students from Calday Grammar School pay tribute to fellow student Jonny Brown, by releasing Chinese lanterns into the night sky Pictures: PAUL HEAPS
The orange lights were in fact Chinese lanterns, set off near the coast to celebrate Christmas.
Sir, The Women's Food and Farming Union have called for an outright ban on Chinese lanterns because of the deadly havoc they posed to animals and livestock.

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