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.385
standard.co.ukThe Man Who Killed Don Quixote is well worth the waitThe BFI London Film Festival programme is made up of strands — groups of films built around themes to help festivalgoers navigate their way through the less familiar titles. The Laugh strand contains humour of varying shades, including The Bill Murray Stories; Crystal Swan, about a young Belarussian woman’s bungled attempts to escape to the west, and Florianopolis Dream, about a Brazilian family holiday on a gorgeous beach — what could go wrong?
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.uk'Heartbroken' vet reveals what pets do in the final moments when they're put downA "broken-hearted" vet has revealed how frightened pets search for their owners who have chosen to leave the room when they are put down. In a viral social media post, the anonymous vet wrote that animals “don’t understand why you left them” in their dying moments. “I beg you DO NOT LEAVE THEM,” the message shared by Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic in South Africa read. “DO not make them transition from life to death in a room full of strangers in a place they don’t like.6
standard.co.uk9 of the cheapest unsung European destinations to visitAs summer gradually draws to a close, many of us will already be thinking about autumn getaways. If you're you're looking for somewhere that's affordable and less overrun with tourists, then you're in luck as Post Office Travel Money has released an "Unsung Cities League" in which it reveals some of the cheapest, less visited destinations in Europe.2
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.ukWhy Pula is Croatia's best-kept secretWhatever your idea of a good time, Croatia can deliver. The country’s ragged coastline gives it the largest shore in the Mediterranean - which means mile after mile of beach, set on an a sparkling azure sea. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones fans make pilgrimages to Dubrovnik to visit the set; Split is an established party town, and its islands - among them Korcula, with its dense forests, and rocky Brac - are an adventure waiting to happen.1
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.ukBest new books about motherhoodMotherhood is in vogue. Well, literary vogue at least. Annoying, right? Annoying that such an intimate, life-changing, divisive, often joyful but often heart-breaking (and often both) experience can be consigned to a trend, the zeitgeist. But this is a good thing, of course, because the recent spate of books which hold motherhood at their heart are different.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.2
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.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.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.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.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.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