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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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
PUBLISHED: 12:52 24 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:52 24 May 2017 Traffic queues on the A47 approaching the Hardwick Roundabout, in King's lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop Archant If it’s as hot as they’re forecasting it will be, one thing’s as sure as sunburn this weekend. Traffic backed up on the A149 coast road at Hunstanton. Picture:Chris Bishop For as thousands flock to the coast for the Bank Holiday break, there’ll be jams at all the usual bottlenecks. Some of the worst black spots are in West Norfolk. All roads lead to King’s Lynn from a sizeable chunk of the north, Midlands and south. The A17, A47 and A10 meet up on the town’s southern outskirts - where queues soon start backing up from the Hardwick and Pullover roundabouts. So how do you beat the gridlock? Set off early. Aim to arrive before the rest of the herd set off for the seaside and you’ll sail through and be on the coast road before you can say sandcastle. Alternatively, switch off … [Read more...] about How to beat the Bank Holiday jams between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton
PUBLISHED: 16:40 11 April 2017 | UPDATED: 20:36 11 April 2017 Traffic comes to a standstill on the A149 coast road at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop Archant Most days, it would take you less than 30 minutes to get from Hunstanton to King’s Lynn. But on Sunday, some drivers took hours to travel the 20 miles or so as the coast road ground to a standstill. Will the traffic put you off coming up to the coast over the Bank Holiday weekend? Traffic was queued from Lynn back along Hunstanton’s Cromer Road, past the Glebe House School, with drivers reduced to a crawl. Earlier, unseasonal warm weather brought sunseekers flocking to the coast in droves. But as the mercury topped 20C and the car parks filled up at Holkham and Wells, it was only ever going to have one outcome, when all the day trippers headed for home. By the early evening, @suffolknorfolktravel reported that there were “severe delays” on the A149 at Hunstanton and Castle Rising. A few miles away … [Read more...] about Will traffic jams between Hunstanton and King’s Lynn put you off visiting the coast over the Bank Holiday weekend?