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.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.211
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.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.
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
standard.co.ukBBC under fire over plan to broadcast Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speechThe BBC has come under fire over plans to broadcast Enoch Powell’s “racist” Rivers of Blood speech on Radio 4. The broadcast marks the 50th anniversary of the politician’s controversial speech on immigration, widely considered one of the most inflammatory in modern history by a British politician. On Saturday the speech will be broadcast in full for the first time on British radio. Actor Ian McDirmid will read it out half a century after it was delivered in Birmingham days before a crucial stage of the 1968 Race Relations Bill.
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.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.ukStephen Hawking arranged a three-course meal for 50 homeless people on the day of his funeralProfessor Stephen Hawking arranged for 50 homeless people to enjoy a three-course Easter meal in Cambridge on the day of his funeral. The world-famous physicist’s parting gift was handed out at a church on the day of his funeral as a touching note told the guests the three-course meal was a “gift from Stephen”. Organisers of the meal said guests cheered and raised a glass in honour of the globally-renowned cosmologist before tucking in to their food at the Wesley Methodist Church on Saturday.
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.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.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.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.uk9 of the cosiest hotels in Europe for a romantic winter breakWinter is well and truly on its way, and when it's cold outside there is nothing nicer than to snuggle up inside a warm room. So why not head to one of these divine, cosy and romantic European hotels that will take your snuggling game to a whole new level. From igloos in Finland where the Northern Lights are on the menu to a spa hotel in the Lake District with private hot tubs, it doesn't get much better than this.1