standard.co.ukFootball fans raise funds for ambulance trashed amid World Cup hypeMillwall F.C. supporters have raised thousands of pounds to repair a paramedic car that was trashed by football supporters celebrating England’s World Cup victory. There were jubilant scenes across London on Saturday after the Three Lions knocked out Sweden and propelled themselves to the semi-finals for the first time in almost thirty years.1
standard.co.ukEconomics can be ‘aggressive’, says MPC’s lone woman voiceIt takes a bout of hyperinflation to teach a lesson in the harsh realities of economics. When the Bank of England’s rate-setter Silvana Tenreyro was a young girl growing up in Tucuman, a poor region of Argentina, political and economic crises were part of everyday life. At one point, inflation was running at 5000% a year. “The distortions were so blatant,” she recalls, sitting in her office on a sweltering day in the Bank’s Threadneedle Street headquarters. “Just as a kid, you knew that if you had any bill in your hand you run to the supermarkets to stock your chocolates.
standard.co.ukThe Walking Dead AR game is here and it's terrifyingZombie thriller TV series The Walking Dead has released a brand new game to let you fight real-life zombies in augmented reality. Launched by Next Games and AMC, the location-based AR game, The Walking Dead: Our World, means you can take on the zombies wherever you want to. Thanks to AR, which superimposes computer elements over the real world via your smartphone screen, the zombies are in the park and on the streets.
standard.co.ukV&A boss Tristram Hunt on the museum's first videogames exhibitionGame Of Thrones and the art of Magritte are among the unlikely inspirations behind hit videogames explored in a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Director Tristram Hunt said it was “the right time” for the museum to be looking at a global business that reaches 2.2 billion people across the world.1
standard.co.ukMore Londoners searched 'delete Facebook' than anywhere else in UKThe number of people searching "how to delete Facebook" online doubled in March - with Londoners most likely to want rid of their accounts. The social media platform's reputation has suffered greatly in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. It is believed around 50 million users worldwide had their data accessed - with approximately one million victims based in the UK.1
standard.co.uk5 objects from V&A's The Future Starts Here that will totally freak you out“In the future, we’ll all be on our smartphones every fifteen minutes,” is not something that Andy Warhol ever said. Back in the Sixties, the artist would have had no concept of the fast-moving technological revolution that would completely change the way we live. Now, not only do we compulsively check our phones all day, but we spend hours glued to screens at work and home. The pace of change is thrilling and scary, the possibilities endless.
standard.co.ukGiant Trump blimp WILL fly over London for protest during his UK visit after green light from Sadiq KhanSadiq Khan has given his permission for a giant balloon of Donald Trump to be flown over Westminster by protesters during the US President’s official visit to London. The police and national air traffic service have the final say on whether the unflattering portrayal of the President can take to the skies. But Mr Khan has described the balloon as a symbol of “peaceful protest”.1
standard.co.ukA second V&A Museum will open in east London - and it's inspired by BalenciagaA second V&A museum inspired by Balenciaga’s flowing fashion will take centre stage in the £1.1 billion transformation of east London. The building, in Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford, will be swathed in a layer like a dress by the couturier.
standard.co.uk7 of the oldest objects you'll find in London museumsIf you’ve trifled with the Tudors and dabbled with the Dark Ages, you may think you know your history. A trip round London's museums will tell you otherwise – there’s an awful lot more history out there than that. The capital’s museums are home to objects that date back not just hundreds, but thousands and even millions of years.
standard.co.ukBoris Johnson gives reporters tea as he avoids questions on burka rowBoris Johnson today shirked questions on whether he would apologise for comparing Muslim women wearing the burka to letterboxes and bank robbers - by offering reporters camped outside his home a cup of tea. Mr Johnson, 54, emerged from his Oxfordshire house on Sunday armed with a tray of mugs for exhausted journalists waiting to confront him over his divisive burka comments. He declined to comment as reporters quizzed him on the controversial remarks, instead offering them a cup of tea.1
standard.co.ukLondon start-up Unmade is using tech to make fashion more sustainableThe UK has a clothes problem. Around 300,000 tonnes of unwanted clothing ends up in landfill every single year and brands like Burberry have been accused of burning unsold clothes, worth up to £28.6 million. The problem is that brands are making too many items of clothing that aren’t being bought by customers.1
standard.co.ukGirl, 3, 'needed emergency surgery after FGM in London'A three-year-old girl needed emergency surgery after allegedly being subjected to female genital mutilation which left her severely wounded. A London couple were appearing in court today accused of carrying out the procedure. It is alleged the man, 42, and woman, 36, both understood to be of African heritage, mutilated the girl at their east London home. The girl is understood to have been rushed to hospital soon after the incident. The couple are believed to have blamed the wounds on a household accident.
standard.co.ukEverything you need to know about the Stop Trump protestAround 50,000 people are expected to descend on central London to protest against Donald Trump when he arrives in the UK for an official visit. Demonstrators will make their way through the city on the “Stop Trump” march before a large rally takes place in Trafalgar Square.1
standard.co.ukPret a Manger links with start-up to launch hi-tech reusable bottlesA start-up has collaborated with Pret A Manger to create bespoke high-tech re-usable water bottles to reduce the sandwich chain’s single-use plastic output. Chilly’s Bottles claim “double wall vacuum insulation” technology keeps water cool for up to 24 hours and hot drinks warm for about 12 hours.
standard.co.ukMilkmen return to London as millennials bid to cut plastic wasteMilkmen and milkwomen are making a comeback in London as millennials have started using glass milk bottles in a bid to cut down plastic waste. Dairies in the capital told of a "phenomenal" upsurge in interest from younger customers at the start of the year amid growing public upset over plastic waste.322
standard.co.uk27 vintage pictures of London in the summerOver the past century, not too many things have changed about London in summer. Office workers still emerge from hibernation during their lunch hour at the first sign of heat, people still disrobe in the Commons when the temperature peaks over 20 degrees Celsius and surprising heat waves are about as much of a 'summer' as we get. But one very big thing has changed. Just 100 years ago the Thames - yes that murky-watered, trash-littered Thames - was a popular swimming spot.1