Fischerspooner, Scala, London

The return of the electric circus

CLUB: PICK OF THE WEEK: DEFECTED @ pacha

Defected make their first appearance at Pacha tonight, with the big guns in tow. Joey Negro (below) headlines an event that is guaranteed to be standing-room only. On any other night his supporting cast of Dimitri from Paris and CJ Mackintosh would take centre stage, but Joe Punter will not be complaining. Add Simon Dunmore and Soul Together to the list and you'll happily dip into your wallet.

Sun, sea and censorship

It seems hard to believe now, but Donald McGill's saucy seaside postcards got him in trouble with the law. Even George Orwell baulked at their bawdy images

Charles Kriel

Clubbing ÿ it's the new circus

The infinite shades of Gray

Cherished in Ireland and Ibiza, David Gray is now set to impress his fellow Brits

MUSIC: THE HIT PARADE

Top 10 albums

CLUB OF THE WEEK; BIRTHDAY WEEKEND @ MINISTRY OF SOUND

London's clubland (suffering its traditional Notting Hill Carnival hangover) was a little flat last weekend, but it was business as usual at Rulin'.

THE 50 BEST: JOIN THE CLUB FOR A WORLD OF PARTIES

Okay, you'd like to get down and boogie-oogie-oogie. But where? Do you look for fun, fashion or maximum beats per minute? To help you choose, David Sandhu asked our club connoisseurs to pick the heartiest parties around the globe. If their name's not on the list, you're not going in ...

Foreign Office acts on Ibiza road toll

THE GROWING number of British "ravers" in Ibiza who are being knocked down and killed on the island's "highway of death" has prompted intervention by the Foreign Office.

Media: Summer of love and magazine wars

So you thought Ibiza was all about sex, music and drugs? But beneath the hedonism a battle is being fought

Book Review: On Sports Betting And How To Make It Pay By Derek McGovern

On Sports Betting And How To Make It Pay By Derek McGovern Rowton Press pounds 18.00, Hardback

Teenagers killed in Ibiza named

Teenagers killed in Ibiza named

Last night a DJ saved my life

How to have a Number One hit: fly to Ibiza, flog your record and watch the money roll in, says Oliver Swanton
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Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on