There will be no national extension of pub licensing hours during England's opening World Cup match, the Home Office has confirmed.
The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) had asked for serving times to be extended on two weekends during the tournament in Brazil this summer.
But the Home Office rejected the bid, saying the World Cup was not a "one-off" event like the Queen's Jubilee.
So the Jubilee was a "one-off"? I seem to remember there was one 25 years previously, and God willing, there will be another one 9 years from now.