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Warning issued over high-strength, dangerous pills and fake MDMA in circulation after Secret Garden Party

UK harm reduction group The Loop is warning festivalgoers over pills in circulation in the UK after being detected at Secret Garden Party this past...

The Loop details new MDMA pills in UK circulation as part of harm reduction initiative

UK harm reduction and drug-testing charity The Loop has shared its findings from Manchester's Parklife festival, which took place this past weekend. 


In a Twitter...

UK’s first regular drug checking service set to launch this month in Bristol

The UK's first regular drug checking service is launching in Bristol this month, delivered by non-profit harm reduction specialists The Loop in a new partnership...

Service providers and users are protected from prosecution, but the sale, purchase, and possession of illegal substances remains a criminal offence 

New Zealand has become the first country in the world to fully legalise recreational drug checking, marking a major victory for those advocating substance tests...

Three men and a woman were also arrested on suspicion of drugs offences

Greater Manchester Police are investigating the death of a man who was taken ill at The Warehouse Project in the early hours of Saturday, 25th...

The Loop found four sets of pills in circulation at Parklife that looked like the same batch, but all were made with different drugs

Drug testing charity The Loop has issued a warning to UK clubbers about identical-looking pills which actually contain different chemical substances.

Scientists testing drugs at...

The summer of 2021 has seen a perfect storm of drug-related risks hit the UK dance scene: from an abundance of first-time ravers who turned...

Ever since the birth of acid house in the late ‘80s, UK dance music has been defined, legislated against and demonised on the basis of...

The DCMS has issued a report ahead of Britain's "compressed" summer season 

The UK Government is being urged to support drug testing at festivals to increase safety following a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee...

Local authorities in Sydney have been trying to shut it down...

An Australian politician has put forward a proposal to relocate the Defqon 1 festival to Canberra from its current Sydney base. 

The move comes in...

Three more festival-goers remain in critical condition...

Two people have died after attending Sydney, Australia festival, Defqon.1.

23-year-old Joseph Pham and a 21-year-old woman were pronounced dead at Nepean hospital after having...

After the recent tragic deaths of two people at Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth, the issue of drug safety testing has been thrust into the spotlight...

The whole point about harm minimisation is admitting that people are always going to take drugs, whatever anyone in authority says or does — so...

Dashing hopes of fresh Mai Tais in the mud at this year's event...

In a move destined to raise eyebrows, Leeds and Reading Festivals have opted to ban pineapples for 2017, confirming that the fruit, once considered a...

It was run by The Loop charity at the Cambridgeshire festival...

Secret Garden Party became the first UK festival to introduce on-site drug testing for festival goers at the event over the weekend (22nd-24th July), allowing...

Drug safety campaigners are pushing for a change in how authorities deal with drug-use

A second person has died at Australia’s Stereosonic festival prompting calls for a change in how authorities deal with illicit substances.

The death of a...

Police Scotland accused of invasive checks on clubbers.

Scottish police officers forced clubergoers to submit to drug tests before allowing them to enter a venue.

Last weekend, officers reportedly tested 100 customers queueing...

Are clubs doing enough to combat dodgy drugs?

As The Warehouse Project unroll plans for drugs testing at Victoria Warehouse following a fatality at the club, we ask: are clubs doing enough to protect clubbers from dodgy drugs?