A man who threw a punch in an “ugly incident” when two gangs clashed in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday, in Mansfield, has been sentenced. Prosecutor Daniel Pietryka said the altercation, on St Peter’s Way, on May 21, involved “punching and kicking, and somebody holding a large glass bottle and swinging it.”Morgan Hogarth, mitigating, said William Brook, who has learning disabilities, only threw one punch in the fracas and made a full admission to police afterwards. The court was shown CCTV footage of the violence.Brook, 24, of Birch Street, Church Warsop, admitted affray when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Wednesday. District judge Jonathan Taaffe said: “I give you considerable credit for your guilty plea and your honesty. “You had no need to be involved in what was an ugly incident.”He said the incident involved the use of a weapon and someone ended up on the floor.“It’s not a stretch of the … [Read more...] about “Ugly” gang fight in Mansfield on Bank Holiday
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Jeremy Corbyn has backed Labour's call for the whole of the UK to be given an extra bank holiday should England win the World Cup. On Tuesday night, England overcame Colombia in a tense penalty shoot-out to reach the quarter-finals, which Downing Street revealed Prime Minister Theresa May found too "nerve-wracking" to watch.Speaking after Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, a spokesman for Mr Corbyn said the Labour leader had watched the shoot-out.The call for a bank holiday if the Three Lions win their first World Cup since 1966 was first made by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry at the beginning of the tournament.Mr Corbyn backs the call, his spokesman said."We don't want to get ahead of ourselves, but I think it is the case that Jeremy believes that if England were to win the World Cup there should be a public bank holiday in celebration," he said."The World Cup is a very special international competition."It's something that brings people together on a very large … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn calls for bank holiday if England win World Cup in Russia
IT'S always good to know when they bank holidays are each year so you can plan ahead. To help your diary fill up with long weekends away we have pulled together all of 2018's bank holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. When are the bank holiday dates for 2018? Across the UK there are 14 days up for grabs as holidays, these are: Nationwide, New Year's Day, January 1 - a Monday Scotland, January 2 - a Tuesday Northern Ireland, St Patrick's Day, March 17 - a Saturday Northern Ireland, Substitute day for St Patrick's Day, March 19 - a Monday Nationwide, Good Friday, March 30 - a Friday England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Easter Monday, April 2 - a Monday Nationwide, May Day, May 7 - a Monday Nationwide, Spring Bank Holiday, May 28 - a Monday Northern Ireland, Battle of the Boyne, July 12 - a Thursday Scotland, August Bank Holiday, August 6 - a Monday England, Wales, Northern Ireland, August Bank Holiday, August 27 - a Monday Scotland, St Andrew's Day, November 30 - … [Read more...] about When are the 2018 UK bank holiday dates? Full long weekends list for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
THERE'S nothing like a long weekend to boost the mood, so when is the next bank holiday in 2018? Whether you are planning a short trip away or just craving an extra lie-in, here is the lowdown on the next extra day off... What is a bank holiday? A bank holiday is a public holiday in the UK when most people are given an extra day off work. It was Liberal MP John Lubbock who first tabled the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 and said its aim was to ease pressure on workers by giving them an extra four days off. At that point, those days were Easter Monday, the first Monday in August, Whit Monday and Boxing Day. Over the years more have been added, and the UK now has a total of eight bank holidays - including Christmas Day, May Day and New Year's Day. They were given the name bank holidays as banks are closed - and if they can't do business, no-one else can. Similarly, schools are shut on bank holidays, and transport services are often scaled back. Does everyone get bank holidays off? Bank or … [Read more...] about When is the next bank holiday? 2018 UK dates in full – from August’s long weekend to the Christmas holiday
MANY people assume bank holidays in the UK are all the same. But actually each of the nations in the union has different dates of special significance to them. Here's how the Scottish and Northern Irish ones differ from the English and Welsh... What are bank holidays? Technically bank holidays are when banks, government offices and most business are closed. They are actually different to public holidays, although many people use the name interchangeably. The days were set out in the Bank Holidays Act of 1871. Christmas Day and Good Friday were considered days of rest and are deemed public holidays rather than bank holidays. When are 2018 English bank and public holidays? There are eight of them in England and Wales, and they are: New Year's Day: Monday 1 January Good Friday: Friday 30 March Easter Monday: Monday 2 April Early May bank holiday: Monday 7 May Spring bank holiday: Monday 28 May Summer bank holiday: Monday 27 August Christmas Day: Tuesday 25 December Boxing Day: … [Read more...] about What bank holiday dates are there in Scotland or Northern Ireland which England or Wales don’t have?