Politics

Irish deputy prime minister Leo Varadkar criticised for attending Mighty Hoopla festival

"Leo Varadkar having a buzz at a festival in London while we’re not allowed to dance really does twist the knife in deeper"

UK government to go ahead with vaccine passports for nightclubs, despite opposition

The Night Time Industries Association has said that the decision "will cripple the industry"

Van Morrison drops legal action over Northern Ireland’s COVID live music ban

Morrison first announced his legal challenge back in January

Nightclubs threaten Government with legal action over reopening delays

NTIA's CEO Michael Kill said the "eleventh hour" delay was "yet another devastating blow to nightlife businesses"

England announces travel ‘green list’, including Portugal, Iceland and more

People in England will soon be able to travel to a number of countries without quarantining

The Tories’ funding cuts threaten to make the arts (even more of a) playground for the rich

The Government plans to halve funding for art and design courses in higher education. Where will the Michaela Coels of the future come from?

Count Binface: “I’d love to make an album. Brian Eno – drop me a line”

The intergalactic space warrior talks to NME about his quest to become London Mayor and "destroy" Laurence Fox"

NTIA Scotland launches legal action against Scottish Government over coronavirus policies

"Scottish Government support has been wholly inadequate to compensate for operating losses"

Boris Johnson says getting the performing arts sector up and running will take “a huge amount of time, preparation and expense”

"I think one thing I don't want to see is people unwilling to take risks on productions or performances on events"
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