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Thousands try to get tickets for Michelle Obama’s London talk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former first lady and lawyer says she has been ‘humbled’ by the response to her tour Ten of thousands of people have been disappointed trying to get tickets for an audience with Michelle Obama at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Many on social media have said there were more than 40,000 people in the tickets queue. The former US First Lady is appearing at the 2,900-seat venue on 3 December. Tickets are appearing on Viagogo for thousands of pounds, but the venue said it…

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16 MPs receive free tickets from betting firms

Image copyright Getty Images At least 16 MPs have received free sports tickets from betting companies since the 2017 general election. A BBC analysis of parliament’s register of MPs’ interests has revealed that 13% of the £175,580 worth of sports tickets accepted by MPs came from betting companies, including William Hill and Ladbrokes. The analysis comes after Tracey Crouch resigned as sports minister and appeared to criticise politicians who have links to the betting industry. In her letter to Theresa May on Thursday evening, Ms Crouch complained that the reduction…

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Glastonbury 2019 tickets sell out in half an hour

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Record numbers of people tried to buy tickets for the festival, organisers said Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival sold out in just over half an hour. Organiser Emily Eavis tweeted to say a record number of people tried to buy tickets when general admission sales began at 09:00 BST on Sunday. Ms Eavis said she was “blown away” by the demand. Earlier, coach travel packages also sold out within minutes. The annual music festival is due to take place at Worthy Farm, Somerset, in…

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Glastonbury tickets: How to improve your chances of getting in

Image copyright Emily Lynch It’s a tense time for Glastonbury fans, with tickets for the 2019 festival going on sale this week. Coach and festival tickets go on sale at 6pm on Thursday 4 October and main tickets for the festival are on sale from 9am on Saturday 7 October. No performers have been announced for Glastonbury 2019, but that won’t stop it selling out. Even though 135,000 people get to go every year, there are always people left empty-handed after the ticket rush. So people are always looking for…

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Families given theme park tickets to overcome bereavement

A charity is providing theme park tickets to families who have lost a loved one. The Courage Foundation, which is based in Hampshire, says it allows families to have fun, make new memories and “know they can get through”. The charity was set up by Ruth and Tony Palmer who visited a theme park after the death of one of their children. Source link

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After 118 years, Paris to bid ‘au revoir’ to its Metro tickets

PARIS (Reuters) – They’ve been in use since 1900, when the Paris Metro opened for business, but soon the city’s familiar rectangular tickets will become a thing of the past, replaced by a fully automated system similar to the one in London. An elevated Paris Metro passes over a bridge next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France June 15, 2017. Photo taken 15, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes For many tourists, the little white tickets — often purchased in a ‘carnet’ of 10 — are inseparable from a visit to the…

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British Airways cancels ‘incorrectly’ cheap tickets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British Airways has apologised and offered full refunds for the error Passengers who bought cheap British Airways flights say they are angry after their tickets were cancelled because the prices were wrong. The airline said it had sent incorrect fares to a number of travel agents for flights to Tel Aviv and Dubai. Ash Dubbay, from London, says he had booked a return flight to Tel Aviv for £195 but now has to pay about £1,000. BA has apologised and offered full refunds and…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – 2018 FIFA World Cup: 120,000 additional tickets allocated within first hours of sales

A few hours after an additional inventory of 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets became available at FIFA.com/tickets, 120,000 tickets have already been allocated and currently only a limited inventory for selected matches is remaining available for purchase online. A traffic light system on FIFA.com/tickets will give fans an indication of ticket availability. Since the start of sales over 2.5 million tickets have been allocated to date to fans all around the world. Ticket sales at FIFA.com/tickets are ongoing until 15 July. Due to the possibility of tickets being continuously resold…

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Boy attends gig as Gary Barlow’s guest after missing out on tickets

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGary Barlow meets anti-ticket tout fan A boy has attended a Gary Barlow concert as the star’s personal guest after writing to him saying he was angry after missing out on a ticket. Zachary Simmons’ mother was 164th in the online queue when 6,500 tickets went on sale for his Cornwall gig in November, but still failed to get any. Zachary, 9, told the Take That singer tickets were put on secondary sites for £260, minutes after the show sold out. On…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – 2018 FIFA World Cup: More than 2.4 million tickets allocated, additional inventory on sale at FIFA.com/tickets

With just seven days to go until the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia, FIFA can confirm that 2,403,116 tickets have been allocated to football fans all around the world since sales started in September 2017. Most of them have gone to Russian fans (871,797), followed by fans from the USA (88,825), Brazil (72,512), Colombia (65,234), Germany (62,541), Mexico (60,302), Argentina (54,031), Peru (43,583), China (40,251), Australia (36,359) and England (32,362) – the top-ten countries from abroad. International demand accounts for 54%. Since last minute sales…

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