THE FOLLOWING IS A SERIOUS WARNING:
This is the first Red Nose Day to take place since the introduction of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.
It is now illegal for you to wear a red nose or promote Red Nose Day in any way within the designated area surrounding Parliament if you do not first seek permission from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
Simply wearing a red nose could result in a fine of £1,000.
Organising a Red Nose Day event that takes place within the designated area could result in a fine of £2,500 and/or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51 weeks.
No, I am not pulling your leg.