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Why Drugs Testing At Festivals Is An Excellent - And Well Overdue - Idea

Over the weekend Secret Garden Party, a festival notorious for its bacchanalian levels of excess and brilliantly batshit vibes, became the first UK festival to offer punters the chance to use a forensic drug testing service. The service was offered by a non-profit community interest organisation called The Loop – with the cooperation of local Cambridgeshire police - and ended up being used by 200 people during the event. Of those 200, reports The Guardian, a quarter went on to ask the testing service to get rid of their drugs, as they’d either been sold duds or something entirely different from what they thought they’d bought.

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The 10 Most Exciting Trailers And Reveals From Comic Con 2016

Over the weekend, comic book and film fans converged on San Diego’s annual Comic Con, a long-standing convention that has become the place for film-makers and actors to showcase trailers and hints for upcoming films and TV shows to eager fans. 2016’s edition was no different as a deluge of trailers for upcoming box-office smashes and television favourites were showcased, as well as a few earth-shattering reveals to the public. Here are ten of the most exciting reveals from this weekend’s bonanza

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The New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer Is Here And It’s Way More Action-Packed Than ‘Harry Potter’

When Eddie Redmayne was cast in the new Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, his role as the as-yet unseen character Newt Scamander looked like a difficult one to fill. The story of the ‘magizoologist’ – and writer of some of the books Harry Potter and friends end up studying at Hogwarts – takes place in 1920s New York City and has him unwittingly releasing several dangerous magical creatures across the city.

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These Pokémon Go Users Really Don’t Like Using Their Legs

Pokémon Go came out in the UK last week, and everyone’s gone Pokénuts. By now, either you’re close to completion of the game, stuck in an endless cycle of catching Rattatas and Pidgeys, or out of data for the rest of the month and can’t play. Unless you fall into the first category, it sucks to be you.

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David Bowie’s Unreleased Album ‘The Gouster’ - Everything We Know About The Record Described As ‘Forty Minutes Of Glorious Funk’

Following ‘Five Years 1969-1973’, last year’s 12CD collection of David Bowie albums, a new box set has been announced called ‘Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976)’ that contains one unreleased one from 1974. It’s called ‘The Gouster’, it eventually "morphed" into Bowie's 1975 album 'Young Americans' – and here’s what we know about it.

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