A ban on skywriting could end after 60 years.

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The practice - which involves planes emitting smoke to leave messages visible in the air - was banned in 1960 due to safety concerns, but new government proposals mean that British skies may soon been full of writing again.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened a consultation on removing the ban, with writing used at mass outdoor events such as music festivals and sporting fixtures.

The DfT said: ''Skywriting is expected to generate activity in the form of enhancement to existing air displays and private individuals could use it for personal messages, such as marriage proposals or birthday celebrations.

''It is important to stress that the potential additional emissions resulting from sky typing and skywriting activities are expected to be minimal and have a negligible impact overall on lead emissions in the UK.''