LUKE MARSDEN: I’m not rushing back to the pub

We’ve got seven days to go until we enter our “new normal” or, as it’s being dubbed, Independence Day.
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By the time you pick next Saturday's paper you could already be back in the pub.

I, like many I’m sure, have thought a lot about what that first pint is going to be and where (for me, probably a cider up at The Crown in Aspull) but will I be flocking back to the pub next Saturday? No.

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Don’t get me wrong, I want to support our local business and my concern isn’t with them getting the correct Covid-ready precautions in place, my issue is with other people.

We’ve seen over the last few weeks, protests, packed beaches and quite frankly utter stupidity from many and this is where my issue is, despite having the world’s second highest death toll people are still lackadaisical about the damage this virus can do.

Yes, we all want to be sitting in a beer garden with friends and family chatting about how it’s too warm outside but not at the expense of our health and others’.

Another perk of “Super Saturday” is we can finally begin getting the mops we call our hairstyles cut. I texted my hairdresser this week to see when she can fit me in.

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Her reply “mid-August” was nice to know business is already booming even if I have to continue to walk around looking like Cousin Itt (pictured).

You’ll be pleased to know that model villages can also open from July 4.

Has anyone ever been to one? There are only 35 in the UK, the closest one being Yorkshire, so if you don’t fancy risking a pint in the pub next week you can go on a drive to see a miniature town hall. Pass me a cider.

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