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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Lake District National Park celebrates 60 years of volunteering

ON AUGUST Bank Holiday 1954, 15 people met up to collect litter at White Moss Common, between Rydal and Grasmere.

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Lake District National Park celebrates 60 years of volunteering – The Westmorland Gazette


The Westmorland Gazette
Lake District National Park celebrates 60 years of volunteering
The Westmorland Gazette
ON AUGUST Bank Holiday 1954, 15 people met up to collect litter at White Moss Common, between Rydal and Grasmere. They formed the Lake District National Park’s first ever voluntary warden work party and, 60 years on, that same spirit of volunteering …

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Middy reveals 2015 timetable

Steam railway enthusiasts have an interesting year to look forward to on the Mid Suffolk Light Railway.

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Youngsters at Bury Cycle Speedway ride to awards victory at 40th anniversary … – Bury Times


Bury Times
Youngsters at Bury Cycle Speedway ride to awards victory at 40th anniversary
Bury Times
Individual performance of the year was undoubtedly Chris Parish’s outstanding effort on the August Bank Holiday weekend; almost taking the British Individual title in front of a home crowd. Again Bury’s number one, Parish builds his points in an

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Glamorgan chief Hugh Morris welcomes World Cup and Champions Trophy … – WalesOnline


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Glamorgan chief Hugh Morris welcomes World Cup and Champions Trophy
WalesOnline
The first Ashes Test Match of next year’s Investec Series will be in Cardiff as well as England’s NatWest International T20 match against Australia on August Bank Holiday Monday, whilst in 2016 Glamorgan will host England Royal London One-Day …

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Bellowhead, and Show of Hands lead first acts for Towersey 2015

Bellowhead, and Show of Hands lead first acts for Towersey 2015 – with The Travelling Band, John Smith, Sally Barker, Treacherous Orchestra, & more

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Derby Candy Crush tycoon and Derby County director’s £1.2m robot will save … – Derby Telegraph


Derby Telegraph
Derby Candy Crush tycoon and Derby County director’s £1.2m robot will save
Derby Telegraph
“I had the operation on the Wednesday morning before the August bank holiday, was walking the morning after the operation and was discharged on the Friday at midday. “After eight weeks, I was back in the gym and have now started cycling again. “It was

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SSS Clears Ihejirika And Sheriff, Arrests Seven ‘Fraudulent’ Associates Of … – SaharaReporters.com


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SSS Clears Ihejirika And Sheriff, Arrests Seven ‘Fraudulent’ Associates Of
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“When we needed a respected and trustworthy Kanuri speaker to assist in the June 2011 peace discussions with Baa Fugu’s family we asked Junaidu and he graciously accepted at some risk to himself. … Recall that on 29th August 2014, one Steven DAVIS

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MaryHarris published Tunbridge Wells: Local and Live is back

Local and Live music festival is back this year and it promises to be bigger than ever in its new setting of Calverley Grounds. It has moved from its former home in The Pantiles, giving it more room for future growth, said organiser Paul Dunton. It mar…

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Man denies missing teenager's murder

A man denies murdering 15-year-old Blackpool girl Paige Chivers, who has been missing for seven years.

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Paige Chivers: Robert Ewing denies Blackpool teenager’s murder – BBC News


BBC News
Paige Chivers: Robert Ewing denies Blackpool teenager’s murder
BBC News
A man has denied murdering a teenaged girl from Lancashire who has been missing for seven years. Paige Chivers was 15 when she was last seen in 2007 during the August bank holiday in Bispham, Blackpool. Robert Ewing, of Kincraig Place, Blackpool …

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Paige Chivers: Robert Ewing denies Blackpool teenager’s murder – BBC News


BBC News
Paige Chivers: Robert Ewing denies Blackpool teenager’s murder
BBC News
A man has denied murdering a teenaged girl from Lancashire who has been missing for seven years. Paige Chivers was 15 when she was last seen in 2007 during the August bank holiday in Bispham, Blackpool. Robert Ewing, of Kincraig Place, Blackpool …

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Pride at Blues gold in silver anniversary year – Burnley Express

Pride at Blues gold in silver anniversary year
Burnley Express
The annual music event, which brings Pendle’s capital of cool alive across the August Bank Holiday weekend, has been named the Best Blues Festival in the European Blues Awards 2014. What’s more, the festival secured its second consecutive gold in the …

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Christmas festivities get underway at Main Street – The Ulster Herald

Christmas festivities get underway at Main Street
The Ulster Herald
Urgent last performed in Main Street on the August Bank Holiday and they blew local audiences away with their set. They don’t play too often locally but when they do they guarantee a cracking night. It’s another local band who will be in The Ostlers

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New £8million flood alleviation scheme for community blighted by floods – Maldon and Burnham Standard

New £8million flood alleviation scheme for community blighted by floods
Maldon and Burnham Standard
Torrential rain over the August bank holiday left residents struggling to cope with flashfloods. In December a high tidal surge left homes at risk from waters, the worst storm surge seen in the district since 1953. With extra housing proposed for areas

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New £8million flood alleviation scheme for community blighted by floods – Clacton and Frinton Gazette


Clacton and Frinton Gazette
New £8million flood alleviation scheme for community blighted by floods
Clacton and Frinton Gazette
Torrential rain over the August bank holiday left residents struggling to cope with flashfloods. In December a high tidal surge left homes at risk from waters, the worst storm surge seen in the district since 1953. With extra housing proposed for areas

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New £8million flood alleviation scheme for community blighted by floods – Harwich and Manningtree Standard


Harwich and Manningtree Standard
New £8million flood alleviation scheme for community blighted by floods
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
Torrential rain over the August bank holiday left residents struggling to cope with flashfloods. In December a high tidal surge left homes at risk from waters, the worst storm surge seen in the district since 1953. With extra housing proposed for areas

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Chipping Show was real record breaker – Longridge Today


Longridge Today
Chipping Show was real record breaker
Longridge Today
The show committee would like to express its thanks to John Barr and the staff at The Newdrop for hosting the AGM and putting on an excellent meal. Next year’s Chipping Show will be on Saturday, August 22– not the August Bank Holiday weekend, as is …

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An exhibition which reveals what the future may hold for an iconic commercial site in Welwyn Garden City has opened. The annual Classic Motor Show at Knebworth Park takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday and Monday.

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Whitby park and ride scheme a success – Gazette & Herald

Whitby park and ride scheme a success
Gazette & Herald
A MULTI-million pound scheme to battle congestion in one of the region’s most popular resorts has been hailed as a huge success. The first full season of Whitby’s new park and ride system saw it carrying thousands of passengers over the spring, summer …

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Congestion-busting scheme hailed a success – The Northern Echo

Congestion-busting scheme hailed a success
The Northern Echo
A MULTI-million pound scheme to battle congestion in one of the region’s most popular resorts has been hailed as a huge success. The first full season of Whitby’s new park and ride system saw it carrying thousands of passengers over the spring, summer …

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Congestion-busting scheme hailed a success – The Northern Echo

Congestion-busting scheme hailed a success
The Northern Echo
A MULTI-million pound scheme to battle congestion in one of the region’s most popular resorts has been hailed as a huge success. The first full season of Whitby’s new park and ride system saw it carrying thousands of passengers over the spring, summer …

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Eugene McGee: Switching All-Ireland finals dates may prove risky move – Irish Independent

Irish IndependentEugene McGee: Switching All-Ireland finals dates may prove risky moveIrish IndependentUnder the present draft fixture lists from recent years, there are only four counties left in the All-Ireland race after the August Bank Holiday week…

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Council cashes in on park and ride’s first year – Whitby Today


Whitby Today
Council cashes in on park and ride’s first year
Whitby Today
The busiest period was the August bank holiday weekend, when just under 6,000 passengers used the service. The total operational costs for this first season have come in at £295,000. But they have been offset by fare takings which stand at almost £120, …

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Warwick offers free open-air family films – Leamington Courier

Leamington CourierWarwick offers free open-air family filmsLeamington CourierEarlier this year Jack Linstead, founder of the Warwick Rocks group, was saddened to have to cancel the August Bank Holiday festival after the district council ruled it could …

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Colne Blues Festival is ‘best in Europe’ – Burnley Express


Burnley Express
Colne Blues Festival is ‘best in Europe’
Burnley Express
The annual music event which brings Pendle’s capital of cool alive across the August Bank Holiday weekend has been named the Best Blues Festival in the European Blues Awards 2014. The awards were started in 1981 by Dietrich Muller and Tall Boy …

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Colne Blues Festival is ‘best in Europe’ – Pendle Today

Colne Blues Festival is ‘best in Europe’
Pendle Today
The annual music event which brings Pendle’s capital of cool alive across the August Bank Holiday weekend has been named the Best Blues Festival in the European Blues Awards 2014. The awards were started in 1981 by Dietrich Muller and Tall Boy …

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Awards recognition for PR team behind Rotherham abuse report – The Star

The StarAwards recognition for PR team behind Rotherham abuse reportThe StarA joint press conference had been pre-arranged for the day after the August Bank Holiday, but due to fears of a leak, the invitation was not permitted to be issued until Bank H…

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EDL protests cost police £130,000

The cost of policing an EDL march and a counter protest in Bournemouth in August totalled £130,000, Dorset Police has said.

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