The Sunderland Airshow has been cancelled indefinitely as the council which organises it cites worries about climate change and says it wants to make the city “carbon neutral”. BBC News has the story.
The popular event, which attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators to Roker, was last held in 2019.
Subsequent dates were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Council leader Graeme Miller said the city would host other events, including the World Triathlon Championship next year.
He said residents wanted “to see new and different events” which the council hoped would “inspire more people to become physically active”.
A council spokeswoman said: “In light of the new approach to events and the council’s ambitions to be carbon neutral by 2030 and the city’s to be carbon neutral by 2040, the council has confirmed it has no plans to run the Sunderland Airshow in the future.”
It’s the latest sign of pandemic measures morphing seamlessly into climate ones as one ‘emergency’ excuse for banning things human beings like to do but which are supposedly catastrophically harmful shifts effortlessly to another.