Watch: London welcomes 2023 with return of firework display

London welcomed in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display which paid tribute to the Queen and Ukraine.

Partygoers defied wet weather to welcome in 2023 after the Met Office issued yellow warnings for rain in England’s South West and southern Wales, and warnings for ice and snow across the Scottish Highlands.

Big Ben bonged in England’s capital as a crowd of more than 100,000 people gathered along the Thames Embankment in central London to watch 12,000 fireworks streak across the sky.