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Banksy identity

In 2008, a report claimed to know the identity of notorious street artist Banksy (spoilers: his name is reportedly Robin Gunningham). Earlier this year, a scientific study analysed everything publically known

Brighton i360

Illumined by the high-summer sun, my hometown of Brighton (pop: 273,400) throbs with life. The stretch of pebble beach between the gaudy rollercoasters of the Palace Pier and the burnt-out remains

Hipster Stalinism

One of Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin’s pet projects is a multi-billion-dollar revamp of the “Soviet Versailles”: an enormous ensemble of extravagant, mainly Stalin-era pavilions, fountains and statuary

News in brief

Ikea Group laid out plans to accelerate its expansion in China and open its first store in India as the world’s largest furniture retailer seeks to boost sales by almost 50 per cent over the next four years.