UK By Reality Check team BBC News 23 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43865286 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Claim: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the UK has the fewest public holidays of any European Union nation.Verdict: It's true of England and Wales, but not Scotland or Northern Ireland.Labour leader Jeremy … [Read more...] about Reality Check: Are you getting enough bank holidays?
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EASTER is here - and while many will take advantage of the four-day break to catch up with family and friends, it is also the ideal time to get all your DIY issues sorted. Here is all the information you need on IKEA's Easter 2018 opening times... How can I find the opening hours for my local IKEA store? Dependant on location, IKEA stores have different opening hours, so it's always a good idea to check in advance. You can find out where your nearest IKEA store is - as well as its opening times - using their Store Locator. When is IKEA open over Easter? The majority of IKEA stores will be open over the Easter period but with some changes. Easter Sunday - Closed Easter Monday - Open 8am - 8pm When are the Easter holidays 2018? This year Good Friday fell on March 30 and Easter Monday is on April 2 – while the school break is two weeks long. The celebration for most adults has been a four-day weekend as Good Friday and Easter Monday are also bank holidays. For those … [Read more...] about Ikea Easter 2018 opening hours – bank holiday Monday supermarket opening times
Easter is finally here which means filling up on chocolate and the shops closing at awkward times. If dashing out for those last minute hot cross buns, Easter eggs , or groceries for your big Easter roast lamb lunch is on the cards, it's probably worth checking when your local Sainsbury's supermarket will be open before leaving the house. Luckily, we've got all the details covered below. The majority of Sainsbury's supermarkets and Local stores will operate normal opening hours on Saturday, but stores may have reduced hours on the Friday and Monday. If you're based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland some stores will be running at reduced hours on Easter Sunday. But stores in Scotland will operate normal hours. Petrol filling station sites will be open, so if you run out of basic essentials like milk or bread you'll be able to pick them up there, but the supermarket giant advises customers to check their local branch's opening times online before heading out. Read More Spring … [Read more...] about Sainsbury’s opening hours for Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
The Met Office has warned conditions over the Easter bank holiday weekend are likely to be “unsettled and cold” as a band of rain moves across the UK. Snow is probable on higher ground across Scotland and northern parts of Britain, but fears the UK will be mired in travel disruption – as it was at the beginning of March – were unfounded. A yellow weather warning for snow has been issued, however, across eastern Scotland until Friday afternoon, with longer journey times expected on roads across higher routes. Read more 'Beast from the east' not returning to UK over Easter after all Strange 'orange snow’ phenomenon reported across eastern Europe How to predict the weather using clouds “Sleet and snow are likely for parts of Scotland tonight,” the Met Office said. “Rain and hill snow will move into northern England, with further showery rain possible in the south later." On Friday, … [Read more...] about UK weather: Easter bank holiday weekend to see showers, sleet and snow across Britain
The great Easter getaway is expected to start this evening amid warnings that this could be one of the busiest bank holidays ever experienced on the roads. Easter weather: Met Office issues weather warning for Yorkshire as scale of icy bank holiday blast is upgradedBoth the RAC and the AA have issued warnings for drivers to make sure they are fully prepared for their journeys as 19 million people are expected to escape for the long weekend.With the first holiday of the year coming earlier than usual, it is predicted that many families will use the time to get a long break in before the wait for summer.Hundreds of miles of roadworks will be suspended across British motorways and A-roads as Highways England looks to make the great getaway as painless as possible, but many projects will continue and cause even further delays for the increased levels of traffic.Highways England said it would finish or lift roadworks on 99% of the network by 06:00 BST on Thursday and that only "essential … [Read more...] about Easter travel: The roads you need to avoid as Yorkshire prepares for wintry Bank Holiday weekend