A new law came into force on November 24th which allows pubs to stay open for much longer than had previously been permitted.
Words and expressions from the programme
to call time on something
to cancel something and bring an end to it
The government has called time on the no-tax experiment
a short form of 'A Public House' - a place where people can go to buy and drink alcoholic drinks
to get drunk
to drink too much alcohol so you are not able to control your speech or behaviour as normal
legal permission to do something
A pub cannot sell alcohol without a licence.
when people drink a lot of alcohol very quickly, often just before a pub closes
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