The UK government's requirement for a special licence has prevented on-site drug testing at UK festivals, sparking controversy and concern.
Why it matters
The issue is significant as on-site drug testing has been a long-standing practice at UK festivals, with supporters arguing that it saves lives and reduces the risk of overdoses.
What the papers say
The Guardian emphasizes the condemnation of the Home Office's decision by festival organisers and MPs, while The Telegraph highlights the Home Office's backing down to allow drug testing at Glastonbury Festival. BBC News provides a balanced overview of the controversy, including the perspectives of festival organisers and the government.
How we got here
The controversy arose when the Home Office informed festival organisers that a special licence would be required for on-site drug testing, leading to concerns about the impact on festivalgoers' safety.
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