August Bank Holiday News & Events

Whats on August Bank Holiday 2011

A map of events on over the bank holiday weekend.

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Chris Rundle on the tradition of stir-up Sunday – Western Daily Press

Western Daily PressChris Rundle on the tradition of stir-up SundayWestern Daily PressSupermarkets would have you believe Christmas starts a couple of days after August Bank Holiday. Elsewhere in the wonderful world of retail furniture makers would try …

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Popular Cumbrian carnival is saved – in-cumbria

Popular Cumbrian carnival is saved
in-cumbria
But she confirmed that they intended to continue to run the carnival in its usual August Bank Holiday Monday slot. They will also focus initially on making sure that the parade, which goes along the town’s main streets, continues. “Away from a business …

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Popular Cumbrian carnival is saved – News & Star


News & Star
Popular Cumbrian carnival is saved
News & Star
But she confirmed that they intended to continue to run the carnival in its usual August Bank Holiday Monday slot. They will also focus initially on making sure that the parade, which goes along the town’s main streets, continues. “Away from a business …

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Victorious Festival brings £4m boost to Portsmouth economy – Portsmouth News


Portsmouth News
Victorious Festival brings £4m boost to Portsmouth economy
Portsmouth News
In total, 63,000 tickets were sold for the two-day event held over the August bank holiday weekend, and more are on sale for next year. Councillor Linda Symes, Tory cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said a lot of the festival’s success was

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Four charged over big brawl – Evesham Observer

Four charged over big brawlEvesham ObserverFOUR men have been charged in connection with a mass brawl which erupted in Worcester city centre during the August bank holiday weekend. The incident in the Foregate, began as a minor disturbance just before …

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Neapolitan Mafia are using PARROTS to push drugs over the phone

At one time, they might have left a pig’s head on the doorstep. But these days the Neapolitan mafia are employing ferocious and exotic animals to terrify victims into paying their protection money.

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How the Mafia are using crocodiles and tigers to instill terror in their rivals… and PARROTS to push drugs over the …

At one time, they might have left a pig’s head on the doorstep. But these days the Neapolitan mafia are employing ferocious and exotic animals to terrify victims into paying their protection money.

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Neapolitan Mafia are using PARROTS to push drugs over the phone – Daily Mail


Daily Mail
Neapolitan Mafia are using PARROTS to push drugs over the phone
Daily Mail
… a crocodile from the home of the nephew of a mob boss in Orta di Atella, outside Naples. It was used to scare businessmen who had not paid their protection fee or ‘pizzo’, due three times a year at Christmas, Easter and August Bank holiday, police

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Four charged over big brawl – Evesham Observer

Four charged over big brawlEvesham ObserverFOUR men have been charged in connection with a mass brawl which erupted in Worcester city centre during the August bank holiday weekend. The incident in the Foregate, began as a minor disturbance just before …

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Secret Cinema's Back to the Future adds two extra dates

Two further dates in August will go on sale later this week.

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Four charged over big brawl – Evesham Observer

Four charged over big brawlEvesham ObserverFOUR men have been charged in connection with a mass brawl which erupted in Worcester city centre during the August bank holiday weekend. The incident in the Foregate, began as a minor disturbance just before …

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couriereditor published A21 at Flimwell will be clear of roadworks for August Bank…

THE A21 is among a host of highways which will be roadwork-free for the bank holiday.The Highways Agency announced this morning that the 3.8 mile stretch between Church Road and Cross Keys Road near Flimwell will have the cones taken away this weekend.It says the ‘pavement investigation’ has finished in time for the big getaway and 98 per cent of England’s motorways and other major roads are …

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Arctic winds signal an early end to summer

SUMMER in South Tyneside looks like it could be over amid plummeting temperatures – with a disappointing bank holiday on the horizon.

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couriereditor published War at the petrol pumps as supermarkets Asda, Tesco and…

PETROL pump war has broken out in time for the August bank holiday.Supermarkets are cutting their forecourt prices by up to 2p a litre, with diesel falling by 1p a litre.Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are all battling for the motorist’s custom.Asda will take the price of its petrol to no more than 124.7p a litre, with diesel at 128.7p for diesel – its lowest prices since January 2011.Yesterday …

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Event 100 Club 2015 shortlist: Entrants K-L – Event Magazine


Event Magazine
Event 100 Club 2015 shortlist: Entrants K-L
Event Magazine
The event was a bespoke festival designed as an incentive offering to drive domestic audiences to the palace over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This inaugural event was a huge success and discussions are underway to expand the event at HRP’s …

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Antiques Roadshow and the Herne Hill Treasure – Herne Hill Forum

Antiques Roadshow and the Herne Hill TreasureHerne Hill ForumAs a result, on August Bank Holiday Monday, Marc Allum, Antiques Roadshow specialist, and Jeanne Darrington, recording manager, called at my house. They examined the coin cabinet, and said th…

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Northern Broadsides to Conquer Liverpool for second time this year

She Stoops to Conquer is at the Playhouse from tomorrow until Saturday

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Northern Broadsides to Conquer Liverpool for second time this year – Liverpool Echo


Liverpool Echo
Northern Broadsides to Conquer Liverpool for second time this year
Liverpool Echo
After the poignancy of its World War I drama An August Bank Holiday Lark, the travelling troupe of acting troubadours presents Oliver Goldsmith’s 18th century romp She Stoops to Conquer, opening tomorrow. The comedy of manners is filled with ludicrous …

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Meet the next Tory MPs who will defect to Ukip – Mirror.co.uk


Mirror.co.uk
Meet the next Tory MPs who will defect to Ukip
Mirror.co.uk
3. Peter Bone is notoriously one of the Conservatives’ most rebellious MPs. He was also behind the Alternative Queen’s Speech which included plans to rename the August bank holiday Margaret Thatcher Day. 4. Mark Pritchard’s motto is “country first

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Ministry of Sound virgins go on the road in new comedy video

Watch the trailer for the CUFF night featuring Amine Edge and DANCE.

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Column: Time to shut football’s back door – RTE.ie

Column: Time to shut football’s back door
RTE.ie
Too often we hear that the championship only really begins on the August Bank Holiday weekend. When you consider the myriad of problems that exist at club level as regards generating a coherent calendar of fixtures, to then hear the championship only …

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Barry Island Pleasure Park: Developer ready to flatten site – BBC News


BBC News
Barry Island Pleasure Park: Developer ready to flatten site
BBC News
The fair opened in 1920 and was originally used by holidaymakers who went to the nearby Butlins holiday camp, which closed in 1996. At the island’s peak in 1934, it attracted 400,000 people during the August bank holiday weekend.

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Barry Island fair demolition plans

Developers issue a notice of intention to demolish Barry Island Pleasure Park.

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MND Association: Ice bucket challenge was a ‘lightning strike’ – Civil Society Media

MND Association: Ice bucket challenge was a ‘lightning strike’
Civil Society Media
We knew it would be short-lived and we had to make the most of it. “We were reacting to a lightning strike – no-one could have predicted it or controlled it.” Over the August bank holiday weekend the charity saw its fundraising total jump from £60,000

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Top award for playwright Deborah McAndrews

YORKSHIRE theatre company Northern Broadsides have won the Best New Play award at the 2014 UK Theatre Awards for their touring co-production of Deborah McAndrew’s An August Bank Holiday Lark with the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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RX: 2015 World Rallycross calendar announced

The draft calendar for next year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship was published this week

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Quorn in fine form in 6-1 victory against Dunkirk – LoughboroughEcho.net

Quorn in fine form in 6-1 victory against DunkirkLoughboroughEcho.netQuorn took the honours with a 1-0 win over Shepshed in the league game on the August Bank Holiday but Shepshed claimed a 2-0 win five days later in the FA Cup. In the first game at Fa…

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Laing O’Rourke and VolkerRail’s new model alliance clears West Coast Main … – Construction News


Construction News
Laing O’Rourke and VolkerRail’s new model alliance clears West Coast Main
Construction News
“We’ve broken the job down into 22 stages to help de-risk the final commissioning, which will be completed over a 72-hour possession over August Bank Holiday weekend in 2015.” Phase three is the heavy civils element of the project. The works include …

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RBS boss Ross McEwan: We were not fair to attacked traveller whose claim was refused

Ross McEwan, the boss of RBS, has this week apologised for letting down 26-year-old Megan Ogden.

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Daniel Horner: Flintshire musician drowned after falling into canal – Daily Post North Wales

Daily Post North WalesDaniel Horner: Flintshire musician drowned after falling into canalDaily Post North WalesThe body of Daniel Rees Horner, 21, was discovered in the Shropshire Union Canal near Chester on August Bank Holiday last year. An inquest in…

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