The stores that will be closed this Bank Holiday Monday for the Queen’s funeral
Several major supermarkets and retailers have announced that they will close temporarily during the Queen’s funeral on Monday 19th September, following King Charles III’s announcement that this day will be a public bank holiday across the United Kingdom to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral.
This bank holiday will allow individuals, businesses and other organisations to pay their respects and commemorate Her Majesty’s reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.
The choice to close businesses will be at the discretion of individual firms according to the official guidance that has been issued.
In a statement, the government said the holiday “will be a unique national moment, and we would encourage employers to respond sensitively to requests from workers who wish to take time off.”
“The government cannot interfere in existing contractual arrangements between employers and workers. However, we would expect that many workers will be able to take the day off on the bank holiday.”
These major supermarkets have decided to remain closed, with very limited exceptions:
Waitrose will close the majority of its branches with a small number expected to remain open on the funeral route to serve the thousands of people expected to line the route, a spokesperson has said.
Sainsbury’s and it’s Argos outlets will also close, including online groceries, however their convenience stores and petrol filling stations will be open from 5pm-10pm to allow customers to pick up essential items. Select stores in central London will open to serve those attending the funeral in person.
Aldi and Lidl will close all stores.
Marks and Spencer clothing stores will close on Monday, and the business is also looking at ways of closing down more of its food stores or limiting opening hours.
It has also been reported that Tesco, Asda and Morrisons will close for around four hours during the Queen’s funeral.
Other stores that have decided to close in order to mark their respect, and allow colleagues to pay tribute to the Queen, include:
It is expected that more stores will announce closures in the upcoming days. Follow us for updates.
Karen’s Diner on Tour is BACK IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE!!
Karen’s Diner on Tour coming to town on tour and ‘well if y’all show up in force we’ll either come as a longer term pop up or simply just stay put for a while until we’ve insulted everyone in the North East!’
Get your tickets here: Karens Diner Newcastle tickets
We have spoken to the top Karen who assures everyone who went last time that Bottomless means BOTTOMLESS!
At our pop-up Karen’s you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don’t care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you’ve never had before. Let us know if it’s your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don’t ask to speak to the manager….
Your ticket includes a delicious BOTTOMLESS pizza and BOTTOMLESS prossecco or select spirits and mixers as well as select soft drinks drinks for a full 90mins
*We cater for all allergens
You will get full and authentic Karen experience – our games, our waitstaff and the full works. Decent food provided by the venue (we hope) and BOTTOMLESS booze for those who love a drink. This is a dining experience like no other – literally. Come enjoy the OG Karen’s from OG Karen’s.
Don’t accept imitations – book now to avoid missing out!
See our two below YouTube videos from the last time they were in the toon to see what to expect…
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Raoul Moat Drama Coming Soon To ITV
It looks set to be one of ITV’s biggest dramas this year and The Hunt for Raoul Moat is being brought to screen by the same people responsible for smash hit shows Line of Duty, Bodyguard and Vigil.
It was confirmed last April that production on the series had commenced, nearly 12 years after Moat gunman shot ex girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and her new boyfriend Christopher Brown, with Brown dying from his injuries. After fleeing Samantha’s home in Birtley, Moat, who had been released from prison just days earlier, went on the run, shooting on duty policeman PC David Rathband in the face as he sat in a patrol car on the outskirts of Newcastle and leaving him blind.
From there, Moat headed for Northumberland, forcing the quiet village of Rothbury into a lockdown as police launched a frantic search for him. The hunt for Moat reached its conclusion with a tense stand-off between the killer and the police on a riverbank, with Moat eventually shooting himself and dying from his injuries as he was rushed to Newcastle General Hospital.
ITV announced three parter The Hunt for Raoul Moat almost a year ago, as filming got underway in Yorkshire, with a cast including ex Bodyguard star Matt Stokoe as Moat and Inspector George Gently actor Lee Ingeleby as police chief Neil Adamson.
ITV have yet to officially announce an release date for The Hunt for Raoul Moat, but is expected to be form part of the channel’s spring programming.
Jason Miller’s Story with Stage 4 Cancer – How positivity is key in every cancer journey
Jason Miller’s story on staying positive
Although thinking and acting positively might help you cope with cancer, it’s normal and sometimes unavoidable to feel angry and scared.
Positive thinking is frequently urged on those battling with cancer. But, it is not always simple. It might be terrifying to deal with cancer and its treatment. All effected can experience low moods and worry about the future especially how your loved ones will cope.
Being upset and scared can be a sign of courage and can show that you are ready to face an uncertain future. Nonetheless, there are occasions when it can be beneficial to make an effort to replace negative thoughts with more uplifting ones.
We sat down with Jason Miller who takes us through his journey after discovering he had an aggressive stage 4 tumor. We learn how not only the diagnosis was a sign for him to put affairs in order for his family but also how he ended up surviving through his positive outlook!
Are you or anyone else effected by the content raised in this video?
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones.
Call free on 0808 239 06 25
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