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Trance with a twist: Above & Beyond interview

standard.co.uk — You know when you can't find a plumber at the weekend? It'll be just like that with DJs over the next few days because Radio 1 has taken them all to Ibiza. The station is broadcasting from the clubbing mecca today, tomorrow and Sunday night, and putting on two massive all-star parties at the Ushuaïa and Privilege venues.

Banksy artwork vandalised in Cheltenham with spray paint

standard.co.uk — This morning red and silver paint was found covering the spybooth artwork which speared overnight in April on a street in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, a few miles from GCHQ. The Bristol guerrilla artist later confirmed he was the creator of the piece through a link on his website.

Commuters warned they face another inflation-busting round of fare rises

standard.co.uk — He put the soaring cost of public transport at the heart of the election battle by accusing the Conservatives of treating passengers as cash cows. Mr Miliband launched the fares campaign by taking a train to Hastings to highlight the rises that will hit people who travel to London daily in the New Year.
Aug 01, 2014

On rail fares, note that Ed Mili's "cap" is NOT a freeze. It doesn't rule out inflation-busting rises under Lab standard.co.uk/news/transport…

Aug 01, 2014

Commuters warned they face another inflation-busting round of fare rises standard.co.uk/news/transport…

The great pub posh-up: London's neighbourhood boozers go upmarket

standard.co.uk — When was the last time you walked into an old-school boozer, joined the men watching the footie and sank a pint standing at the bar? Probably not recently, given the dwindling numbers of these sorts of places left in London.

Haunted house film Blackwood script was so scary I couldn’t read it at night, says Russell Tovey

standard.co.uk — The Being Human star is transformed into a scarred war veteran with a prosthetic leg to play a gamekeeper in Blackwood, which co-stars Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles, Paul Kaye, Joanna Vanderham and Greg Wise. As the film was released today, he said: "I had to stop reading it at night because I kept thinking someone was out on my balcony.