TWO festival-goers lost their lives amid claims they took a "rogue batch" of ecstasy pills. But was Mutiny Festival cancelled, and will you get a refund if you bought tickets? Here's what you need to know. Why was the event cancelled? The Portsmouth dance festival was cut short by organisers after two drug-related deaths on site. Georgia Jones, 18, and 20-year-old Tommy Cowan died in hospital after falling ill at the site on Saturday, May 26. Police are treating their deaths as separate incidents, and have arrested three men on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs. No cause of death has yet been given but festival organisers issued an urgent warning about super-strength drugs circulating the campsite. A statement from the festival read: "Following the terrible news from earlier today, the team behind Mutiny Festival are incredibly sad to announce that the Sunday of the festival has been cancelled as a safety precaution. "The safety of our amazing customers has always been paramount to … [Read more...] about Mutiny Festival refund – why the event was cancelled and what to do if you’d bought tickets
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Share Tweet Email Disasters & Accidents Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=5223527" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> A press release from San Jacinto Museum of History states the San Jacinto Day festival and battle reenactment has been cancelled. Share: Share Tweet Email KTRK SAN JACINTO, Texas (KTRK) -- A historical reenactment event has been canceled following the recent events at the ITC facility. A press release from the San Jacinto Museum of History states the San Jacinto Day festival and battle reenactment has been canceled. The event, which was supposed to take place April 13, has been canceled for the second time in nearly 35 years. The organizer's statement comes days after the ITC facility fire and spill. The museum stated the following in their press release: "While the … [Read more...] about San Jacinto Day Festival cancelled over concerns after ITC tank fire
Sep 26, 5:04 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By AFP News 09/26/19 AT 4:38 AM The opening concert of Beirut gay pride week was cancelled under pressure from religious institutions in Lebanon, organisers said.Members of the LGBT community enjoy comparatively more freedom in Lebanon than in most other Middle East countries but still have no rights and face constant harassment.The first gay pride event in Beirut was held in 2017 but consisted mostly of conferences and workshops, whereas the opening of this year's edition was due to be a concert at on of the capital's best known venues."Religious institutions called for the cancellation of the concert, linking it to the promotion of same-sex marriage and associating it to debauchery and immorality," Beirut Pride said in a statement late Wednesday.Organisers said the entire schedule of events was suspended until further notice.Beirut Pride said that the management … [Read more...] about Clerics Force Cancellation Of Beirut Gay Pride Opening
STANSTED Airport came to a standstill when a lightning strike left the fuelling system temporarily unavailable. Hundreds of passengers were left stranded, leading to scenes of chaos at the airport. Here's the latest. Which flights have been cancelled? Passengers reported delays of more than three hours, with many stuck waiting on aircraft with limited information. Stansted arrivals have now been diverted to airports more than 100 miles away as the disruption continues. Stansted - Cancelled Flights8.30am Bratislava FR2314 8.45am Pisa FR584 11.20am Poznan FR2336 11.25am Aarhus FR712 11.40am Vasteras FR682 11.55am Perpignan FR936 12.1pm Katowice FR8266 12.15pm Bergerac FR8592 1.15pm Dortmund FR1788 12.05pm Dinard Brittany FR514 When was the lightning strike? The UK was struck by more than 70,000 bolts of lightning overnight, as the “mother of all thunderstorms” rolled out across Southern England overnight on May 26, 2018, bringing with it torrential downpours. The airport … [Read more...] about Stansted Airport flight cancellations full list – which flights have been delayed or cancelled and when was the lightning strike?
Jun 21, 7:13 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 06/21/18 AT 7:11 AM China’s Yulin dog-meat festival began June 21 despite attempts by animal rights activists to pressurize the organizers to cancel the annual event.The 10-day festival that focuses on an old Chinese belief of consuming dog and cat to cool blood during summers became a nightmare for animal lovers who have raided slaughterhouses and intercepted truckloads of dogs to reduce the killings.Animal activists have released videos of dogs caught with wire lassos, transported in tiny cages and slaughtered with metal rods to prove the festival is inhumane and unhygienic.According to the Human Society International, between 10,000 and 15,000 dogs are consumed during the festival each year.This year, several rescue groups are trying to save as many dogs and cats as possible while the others are protesting and shaming festival goers … [Read more...] about Yulin Dog Meat-Eating Festival Begins Despite Protests From Animal Rights Activists