Monday, 2 March 2009
In the news
Award-winning artist's anti-war mural is scrubbed... for fear of violence
His award-winning graffiti was praised by South Bank Show judges for 'creating messages of peace, unity and hope'.
But it seems police saw Birmingham-born artist Mohammed Ali's work rather differently, after they removed one of his murals, apparently for fear it would trigger racial violence.
It's not fare ... trip costing £6.92 in the UK will only set you back £1.85 in France
Art for All ... Banksy's 'Trolley' print to be raffled for 1p
Train toy set gets steamy
TOY train makers have come up with a line of tiny HORN-BY models of a couple making love by the tracks. And randy railway enthusiasts have used micro-processor technology to make sure the models’ movements are authentic in every detail. The firm is also launching a range of prostitutes offering their services to lonely commuters and flashers exposing themselves to female passengers.
Be aware: New ticketing gates are to be installed at Carshalton train station to stop fare dodgers.
Banksy's portrait of Kate Moss fails to sell at auction
A series of portraits of Kate Moss by rebel artist Banksy failed to sell at an auction this week.
The prized prints, in the style of Andy Warhol’s images of Marilyn Monroe, were expected to go for £150,000 but did not attract any bidders.
Motorway cameras let police and MI5 track all car trips across the country
The police and MI5 have been given access to a network of infrared cameras that can track millions of car journeys across Britain.
The 1,090 cameras read numberplates of cars on all motorways and major trunk roads, recording the time, date and location of the vehicle and storing the data for five years.
The Highways Agency installed the bright green cameras to calculate journey times. But last week a senior agency official confirmed they are being linked to a police database.
Get your graffiti sprayed on the West Bank wall
If you've run out of urban areas to tag, Palestinians are offering you a massive new frontage - the West Bank barrier - for a fee.
Over the Internet, a group of Palestinian graffiti artists is offering to spray-paint your personal message on Israel's towering security wall in the occupied West Bank.
It costs £25 per message and they can be as solemn or wacky as you want. Everything goes, except for obscene, offensive or extremist hate speech. Clients get three digital pictures of the finished product.
Sounds pretty gay, might set up a stall myself down the wanksy tunnel and do the same.