Wrap up warm: Arctic blast heading our way for the bank holiday Independent.ie A blast of raw and unseasonably cold weather is headed our way this weekend as an Arctic air mass moves in. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/wrap-up-warm-arctic-blast-heading-our-way-for-the-bank-holiday-37452421.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37451831.ece/2b305/AUTOCROP/h342/WEATHER%20A%2069.jpg Email A blast of raw and unseasonably cold weather is headed our way this weekend as an Arctic air mass moves in. The pleasantly mild temperatures we have enjoyed this week will come to an end tomorrow night, according to Met Éireann forecaster Gerry Murphy. Tomorrow will remain dry in most places with mild daytime highs of between 11C and 13C. But that is all set to change by Friday morning when the Arctic air mass settles in over Ireland for the October bank holiday and early next week. There could even be wintry showers with hail and possibly sleet on mountaintops, he said. … [Read more...] about Wrap up warm: Arctic blast heading our way for the bank holiday
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PUBLISHED: 10:05 25 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:05 25 August 2018 Fraser Whieldon Hatfield Road by Colney Heath Lane, St Albans. Picture: Google, Archant Herts County Council has announced major roadworks for Hatfield Road in St Albans. The works will take place between Colney Heath Lane and Wynchlands Crescent from next week’s Bank Holiday Monday (August 27) to October 1, from 8am to 7pm on Monday to Saturday and from 9am to 3pm on Sundays.Temporary traffic lights will be in place, which will be manually operated during peak times.The works are being carried out to improve access to the college site as part of a new housing development on Hatfield Road and will include:• A reshaped entrance to Oakland College with new tactile paving and drainage gullies.• A new traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing across Hatfield Road.• A new refuge island to provide a crossing point east of Colney Heath Lane.• New road markings and … [Read more...] about Major roadworks scheduled for St Albans thoroughfare starting on Bank Holiday Monday
PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 August 2018 George Sessions Leyton Orient midfielder Charlie Lee brings the ball forward against Boreham Wood (pic: Simon O'Connor). Simon O'Connor Photography Orient travel to Gateshead on Saturday before they host Dover Athletic on Monday Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh will make changes to his squad over the Bank Holiday weekend if required.The O’s make the long trip to Gateshead tomorrow looking to remain unbeaten in this season’s National League.And then two days later they host Dover Athletic in E10 eager to build on the 1-0 win they secured on home soil over Boreham Wood last Saturday.When asked whether he would mix his team up, Edinburgh replied: “We have a squad which allows me to change personnel.“I think we showed that against Maidstone United and on Saturday we brought Jobi (McAnuff) back in after losing James Brophy.“We have options to change things and we will need to use it because … [Read more...] about Edinburgh will make use of strong squad over Bank Holiday weekend
PUBLISHED: 12:22 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:22 23 August 2018 The Banger/Caravan Demolition Derby is a highlight of the Foxhall calendar. Picture: DEAN COX Archant The annual feast of motorsport arrives at Foxhall Stadium this Bank Holiday Monday, writes Dean Cox. Foxhall will host another Banger/Caravan Demolition Derby this August Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: DEAN COXThe Bangers are in town, joined by the National Hot Rods and the Grand Prix Midgets, all capped by the famed Banger Caravan Destruction Derby to finish off the day.For the Bangers it is Round 6 of the Whip St Motors-sponsored Ipswich Track Championship.Jake Stewart leads the series from Wayne Quinn and Stuart Aldridge, so it will be all to race for as they compete around the quarter-mile oval.The National Hot Rods return to Foxhall for the first time since their World Championship at the beginning of July. The Grand Prix Midgets will be racing at Foxhall on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: DEAN COXIt’s 2017/18 … [Read more...] about Thrills and spills set for Foxhall on Bank Holiday Monday
ENGINEERING work and other disruption threatens to hamper Bank Holiday plans for many. Here's your guide to help you plan your three-day weekend without disappointment. Trains Many train companies will be running revised timetables over the Bank Holiday weekend. Some will put on a Sunday timetable on Monday 27 August, while others will be changing entire routes altogether. Many rail firms are also running bus replacement services on some routes. Some stations are closing altogether, such as Euston station in London. This closure means no Virgin Trains on the West Coast Main Line will be running to or from London for the whole weekend — and the following two weekends. National Express coaches are putting on an extra 4,000 seats to accommodate for disrupted rail travel. You are advised to check the National Rail website for the latest guidance and information to help you make your journeys. Busses London busses are running a Sunday service on Monday 27 August. And disruption from … [Read more...] about August Bank Holiday travel disruption – what train and tube lines are down over the long weekend?