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Glastonbury to return next year (but you can’t buy a ticket)

Entertainment
There are 'no plans' to move Glastonbury from its traditional weekend in June next year, organisers say. Founder Michael Eavis has previously said it was "wishful thinking" it could happen then, and that the only "certainty" for the iconic music festival was 2022, because of COVID-19 restrictions. The festival was cancelled this year because of the virus.But on Sunday, his daughter and co-organiser, Emily Eavis, said she is expecting it to take place next summer and not be pushed back to the autumn. Image: Fireworks mark the end of the Foo Fighters' performance in 2017 Also, we’ve moved our ticket resale back from October to April, because so few people have asked for a refund (next year’s Festival remain...
Contact-less: Soon, pay through a mobile app for your bus ticket in Delhi

Contact-less: Soon, pay through a mobile app for your bus ticket in Delhi

Finance
NEW DELHI: Very soon, you would be able to pay the fare for travelling in a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) or Cluster Scheme through a mobile application and receive an ‘e-ticket’. The same application will also tell you when the next bus on any route will reach a bus stop and if its occupancy is high or low. State transport minister Kailash Gahlot has constituted a task force for timely coordination and implementation of exploring the options of contactless mobile ticketing inside DTC and Cluster Scheme buses, keeping in mind the safety of both passengers and conductors from Covid-19 infection. The mobile application is another part of ensuring safer public transport and is being developed by the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi). A trial run to test ...
‘I’ve paid $250,000 for a ticket into space’

‘I’ve paid $250,000 for a ticket into space’

Business
Ketty Maisonrouge has waited 15 years for a trip that she knows will be out of this world.The 61-year-old business school professor signed up back in 2005 for the promise of five minutes in zero-gravity, paying $ 250,000 (£190,500) to travel beyond the the earth's atmosphere.Now the company that sold her the ticket, Virgin Galactic, says it will finally begin flights this year. Its founder, Sir Richard Branson, will be on the first trip, and Mrs Maisonrouge won't be far behind."Hopefully it will be as amazing as I think," says Mrs Maisonrouge.If all goes to plan, Virgin Galactic will be the first private company to take tourists into space. The company says 600 people have already purchased tickets, including celebrities like Ju...
Train ticket prices to rise by 3.1% in January

Train ticket prices to rise by 3.1% in January

Business
The price of train tickets will rise by an average of 3.1% in January, the rail industry has announced. The new fares will come into force on 2 January.Fares regulated by the government - around 40% - are set at July's RPI, which was 3.2%.These include season tickets on most commuter routes, some off-peak return tickets on long-distance journeys and flexible tickets for major cities.Other fares are set by train operators.The overall rise of 3.1% announced on Friday is just slightly less than the latest wage growth figure of 3.2% for the three months to September.Rail Delivery Group chief executive Paul Plummer said: "Nobody wants to pay more to travel, especially those who experienced significant disruption earlier this year."Money from fares is underpinning the improvement...
Spice Girls announce extra dates after fans' ticket struggle

Spice Girls announce extra dates after fans' ticket struggle

Entertainment
The Spice Girls have added a string of new dates to their reunion tour after fans from around the world struggled to buy tickets. The 90s girl band originally announced six dates in 2019, including a finale at Wembley Stadium in London.But after fans vented their frustration as they struggled to buy tickets, the group announced they will play four extra dates in London, Manchester and Coventry.They have not performed together since the London Olympics closing ceremony in 2012, and they last toured 10 years ago.Mel B, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm will be performing without Victoria Beckham, who is focusing on her career as a fashion designer.The Spice World tour will now begin at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on 29 May 2019, instead of 1 June, and they wi...