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Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

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Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

It is to be announced that we will get another 4 day weekend next year.  It is to be proposed that the late May Bank Holiday will be delayed until Monday, 4th June and then Tuesday, 5th June will also be a Bank Holiday to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

what is your source?
lots of google results but non of them are official, just rumours
Heloman
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

If the Beeb says it's official, then it must be....!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8441972.stm
nadger
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

BBC page last updated at 08:12 GMT, Wednesday, 6 January 2010
the second HomeLatest News and Diary2010The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012
dont know the date of this one
http://www.culture.gov.uk/what_we_do/honours/diamondjubilee.aspx
The celebrations will centre around early June 2012 (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th). The Government has announced its plans for a special four-day Jubilee weekend which will allow communities the time to come together to celebrate and commemorate the events of the last 60 years. This has involved putting back the late May bank holiday to Monday 4 June and adding an additional Jubilee bank holiday on Tuesday 5 June.
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

Thanks Nadger - seems to confirm what I said.  Maybe google hasn't caught up yet Roll eyes
gswindale
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

This isn't new news as proved by the BBC link being dated 2010.  It's been common knowledge for quite some time; although evidently people have chosen to ignore it!
Makes sense to shift the late May bank holiday.
Still doesn't explain the lack of willing to put one in around the end of October though.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

Quote from: artmo
Thanks Nadger - seems to confirm what I said.  Maybe google hasn't caught up yet Roll eyes

cant see how that is dated 2010
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

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Still doesn't explain the lack of willing to put one in around the end of October though.

I don't think this has any bearing on an October Bank Holiday.  No decision has been reached on this yet.  I guess they felt they had to announce the changes for next year so people can start making plans.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

my Diary published last year has got your supposed new dates in print in it
pierre_pierre
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

and this archiveed government page dated Wednesday, 2 February 2011 also has your "New" dates
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/direct.gov.uk/en/governmentcitizensandrights/livinginthe...
itsme
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

Another day which approximately 2 million workers will lose pay.  Sad
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

Another day that will cost businesses £2.9 billion
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

Quote from: pierre_pierre
and this archiveed government page dated Wednesday, 2 February 2011 also has your "New" dates
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/direct.gov.uk/en/governmentcitizensandrights/livinginthe...

Why give the archiveed [sic] page instead of the proper page?
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/LivingintheUK/DG_073741
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Another 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend

because your page has todays date, mine had a february date to prove it wasnt new news