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Pubs to stay open until 1am over June bank holiday weekend to mark Queen’s jubilee

Pubs and bars in England and Wales are set to have prolonged opening hours over the June bank holiday to honour the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

The new licensing hours will cover Thursday 2 June to Saturday 4 June, with hours prolonged from 11pm to 1am, and also will embrace nightclubs. However the brand new hours won’t cover supermarkets and off-licenses.

Home secretary Priti Patel will move a particular order immediately to loosen up pub closing occasions below Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003, which allows prolonged hours for moments of “exceptional national significance”.

It will give revellers the chance to additional rejoice the seventieth year of the Queen’s reign over the four-day bank holiday weekend.

Ms Patel mentioned: “Her Majesty The Queen is an example to us all – she has served the UK and the Commonwealth with the utmost dignity, steadfastness, and resolve throughout her remarkable reign.

“The Platinum Jubilee is a truly historic occasion, and it is right that the country should mark this celebration in a special way.

“This extension will enable families, friends and communities across England and Wales to raise a glass to toast Her Majesty The Queen and mark her incredible service to our country.”

Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British ruler, turned Queen on 6 February 1952 following the dying of her father George VI. She was coronated greater than a year in a while 2 June 1953.

In February, she turned the primary ever British head of state to have been on the throne for 70 years.

An in depth plan of occasions to rejoice the momentous ocassion are being put collectively by the federal government and Buckingham Palace.

The authorities beforehand introduced the session on the opening hours proposals in December. The majority of respondents mentioned that the order shouldn’t prolong to premises which promote alcohol for consumption off the premises, reminiscent of off-licences and supermarkets.

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