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Bank Holiday

The term for a public holiday in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. As the term implies, banks are closed on bank holidays, as are many other businesses. Employees who work on bank holidays often are paid extra. Bank holidays may or may not coincide with cultural or religious festivals.
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"He rang me and said 'I'd like a play for the centenary in 2014, and I'd like to call it An August Bank Holiday Lark'," the playwright recalls.
But Network Rail (NR) said 3.5% more trains would be running over this August Bank Holiday than operated over the same period in 2010.
Our third image is from 1984 and shows five lucky Evening Chronicle readers who had won a flight on Concorde when the aircraft was to return to Newcastle on the August bank holiday.
The August Bank Holiday weekend is particularly bad as it is the last opportunity for many to take a full week of holiday before the schools return, as well as coinciding with holidaymakers returning from their summer fortnight break.
THE Warwickshire Watercolourists will be raffling a picture in aid of Cancer Research UK over the August Bank Holiday.
BAGGAGE handlers and other workers at a number of leading UK airports are being balloted for strike action over pay, raising the threat of disruption to flights over the August Bank Holiday.
There will be no 6.30pm performance on August Bank Holiday Monday.
The shock rise coincided with the builders holiday which traditionally begins on the August Bank Holiday.
The August Bank Holiday Show at Stoneleigh is back for 2008 with the Stoneleigh Park Country Festival, the new show to replace the Town & Country Festival.
TRAVELLERS face August Bank Holiday chaos at two of the UK's busiest airports because of a planned strike by workers, including baggage handlers and check-in staff, it has been warned.