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Pubs, clubs and bars in Greater Manchester to stay open two extra hours for King's Coronation weekend

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As part of King Charles III’s Coronation celebrations, pubs, clubs and bars across the country have been granted permission to stay open into the early hours for three days.

Venues across Greater Manchester, and more widely in England and Wales, will be able to continue serving customers for an extra two hours to celebrate the King’s Coronation The news comes after Home Secretary Suella Braverman has agreed to extend licensing hours from the normal 11pm to 1am to allow people to “enjoy an extra pint or two” from Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7. READ MORE: Shoppers ditching St Tropez for ‘anti-cellulite’ tan that’s reduced on Amazon The Home Secretary said: “His Majesty The King’s Coronation will be a momentous occasion deserving of special celebration.

That is why I am extending the licensing hours over this historic Coronation weekend. “Up and down the country, people can enjoy an extra pint or two in the evening while families and friends can come together to wish His Majesty The King a long and happy reign.” Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003 allows Ms Braverman to lay the order before Parliament on Monday to give permission for premises to stay open longer to mark occasions of exceptional significance.

The move has been backed by a leading body in the hospitality sector as well as 77 per cent of the public who took part in a month-long consultation.

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