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Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus

Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus

Entertainment
The Edinburgh Fringe and four other major cultural festivals in the city have been cancelled this year due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the world's biggest arts festival, will not take place for the first time in more than 70 years.The Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Art Festival and Edinburgh International Book Festival have also been cancelled.The five events attract audiences of about 4.4 million people each August.More than 25,000 artists, writers and performers from 70 countries take part in 5,000 events in the Scottish capital each year.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the cancellation was "heartbreaking, but the right decision". Culture Secretary Fiona Hy...

Sports news LIVE: Growing calls for Premier League season to be cancelled with ‘difficult decisions’ to come, McClean fined for balaclava post, Ajax star out of coma

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar.. Headlines: Premier League clubs pushing to cancel season on ‘moral grounds’ – meaning Liverpool would be denied title The Premier League, EFL and PFA have warned ‘difficult decisions’ will need to be made […] talkSPORT
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 cancelled over coronavirus

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 cancelled over coronavirus

Entertainment
This year's Eurovision Song Contest will no longer take place due to the coronavirus outbreak.The event was due to take place at Rotterdam's 16,000 capacity Ahoy Arena, with the final on 16 May."We, like the millions of you around the world, are extremely saddened that it can not take place in May," said organisers in a statement.The Dutch government had previously banned large public gatherings in an attempt to prevent the virus spreading."The health of artists, staff, fans and visitors, as well as the situation in the Netherlands, Europe and the world, is at the heart of this decision," said the Eurovision team.The event's executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, added: "We are very proud of the Eurovision Song Contest, that for 64 ...

Coronavirus in sport live updates: UEFA confirm Euro 2020 moved to 2021, all public boxing shows in Britain cancelled and more

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]All the latest updates on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting sport… UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 until next summer All the events cancelled due to coronavirus, including Premier League, EFL, golf’s Masters, boxing and England cricket tour French Open pushed back until September but moved to just a week after US Open British Boxing […] talkSPORT
Apple’s WWDC annual showcase cancelled in favour of online event

Apple’s WWDC annual showcase cancelled in favour of online event

Technology
Apple's annual showcase, the Worldwide Developers Conference, has been cancelled in favour of an online-only event."The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format," Apple said in a statement.The June conference is often used to announce new products and software features.Only open to Apple software developers, the $ 1,600 (£1,280) tickets sell out every year.Apple said it "will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June...[in] an entirely new online format".Full details will follow in the coming weeks, but Phil Schiller, the company's marketing chief, promised "a full programme with an online keynote and sessions".The company will also put $ 1m (£800,000) towards local organisations i