Greenwich, UK

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.<p>Every year hundreds of thousands of …

OpenStreetMap

‘Uncomfortable Art Tours’ Question Colonialist Biases in London-Area Museum

Pieces from the Benin Bronzes collection, originally taken from what is now modern-day Nigeria and housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum. (Credit: …

Museums

Things you only know if you’re the Tower of London’s Ravenmaster

<b>…according to Chris Skaife, 52.</b><p><b>The ravens in the Tower are free to go</b><p>‘There is a legend: should the ravens leave the Tower of London, it’ll crumble …

London

These are the best pubs in Greenwich according to TripAdvisor reviewers

Greenwich pubs benefit from being in a part of London that is partly in the city and partly in the suburbs.<p>Getting the best of both worlds means …

TripAdvisor

Birmingham Steel: Thursday September 20th, 2017

Every Thursday on 107.5 Switch Radio 7-9pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)<p>FM in Birmingham & Solihull<p>DAB Throughout the West Midlands<p>Online via …

West Midlands

Foodism 100 celebrates sustainable and ethical food and drink

Foodism 100 is back for a second year, honouring businesses and venues affecting positive change in London’s sustainable and ethical food and drink …

Drinking

Mat Collishaw: 'Young artists get a distorted view - all the sweat and struggle has been erased' | London Evening Standard

That business studies, maths, computing, science and history are all very useful subjects for an artist. It’s not all splashing around with buckets …

Artists

Paul Ewen’s Francis Plug is the saviour of comic fiction

Such was the perceived low standard of the 62 books recently submitted for the 2018 Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction, that the organisers withheld the award, saying that not a single title prompted the ‘unanimous, abundant laughter’ required. Like the lottery it rolls over to next year …

Alan Partridge

The Guardian view on clean air zones: cities must be bold | Editorial

The slogan “Think global, act local”, popular among environmentalists since the 1970s, is apt when applied to the politics of air. While pollution by greenhouse gases, chiefly CO2, requires international action, some emissions can be tackled much closer to home. Evidence about the health impact of …

Opinion (UK)

Does Van Gogh's Starry, Starry Night feature the Milky, Milky Way?

It is one of the most famous images in the history of art, capturing Vincent Van Gogh’s view of the night sky from his room at the asylum at …

Vincent Van Gogh

Things to do in Greenwich: Best restaurants, pubs, coffee and more | London Evening Standard

<b>Rivington Greenwich</b>, which is part of the same restaurant group as The Ivy, focuses on simplicity with its British dishes, but isn’t without the odd …

British Cuisine

Greenwich stabbing: man fights for life and second man injured

A man is fighting for life in hospital after a double stabbing in south east London.<p>The victim, in his 30s, was one of two men found suffering stab …

East London

World Car Free Day: Motorists to be blocked from nearly 50 roads across London on 'car free' day

Motorists across the capital are being urged to ditch their vehicles for a day and reclaim the streets from traffic when nearly 50 roads close for …

UK News

Spice Girls reunion confirmed, says Mel B. (again)

Melanie Brown (a.k.a. Mel B., a.k.a. Scary Spice) stopped by <i>The Late Late Show with James Corden</i> on Thursday night, and she spilled the beans on the …

Spice Girls

An 1870s London Victorian Conversion Is All Kinds of Lovely

Name: Kelly Love, my boyfriend Chris Location: London, England Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, owned Our home is a two-bedroom …

Home

Alternative museum tours explore colonial loot, biased narratives

Art historian Alice Procter's 'Uncomfortable Art Tours' come amid renewed debate over Europe returning African art.<p><b>London, England -</b> "The South Sea Company did not trade in fish," says Alice Procter, as she shows visitors around Queen's House, a maritime museum in Greenwich, southeast London. "They …

Museums

Burglars steal ashes from 83-year-old widow's house in Greenwich

Police are hunting for two men, one of whom sneaked into the pensioner's home while she was distracted by the other, in Greenwich.<p>A dead man's ashes …

South East London

Visit Greenwich And The Royal Observatory Where Time And Place Take Center Stage

Everyone knows the name Greenwich. “Gren-itch,” not “Green-witch.” But you might not be able to place it on a map.<p>It’s a burough in southeast London, a place that, as much as any, is full of strands of history that reach around that world, reflecting Britain’s role, for good and for ill, in …

Henry Viii

Equestrian: British duo proving parenthood no barrier in eventing

(Reuters) - Two British riders are hoping the insight and perspective they say parenthood has provided will give them the edge over the field at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) this week.<p>Tina Cook and Georgina 'Piggy' French are both serious medal prospects in eventing at the WEG in North …

Eventing

Planar 1-1 Artist-Customized Turntables

To raise money for the mental health charity: Mind, Secret 7" and Greenwich Peninsula invited ten world famous artists to use a Rega Planar 1 …

Turntables

Jet Skiing on the Thames Through London: See Video

<i>This goes under the category of “What were they thinking?” This past week London police were chasing four men on jet skis as they raced down the</i> …

Action Movies

19 super spots in Greenwich, recommended by locals

Your essential guide to Greenwich<p>Greenwich Park © Andrejs Fjodorovs<p>Things to do<p>Greenwich area guide<p>Though it’s located just five miles from central …

Travel (UK)

Flower Power London Britpop Special

Sign up for priority access!<p>- Priority access tickets will be on sale from 10am on Friday 28th September.<br>- General release tickets will be on sale …

Britpop

24/7: Reflections on Tbilisi

Two Georgian ravers and activists explain how nightlife reshaped their lives.

East London

'Headteachers, don't let your NQTs burn out'

Almost every school will have at least one NQT starting this September, so, as a leader, how much thought have you given to your role in not just …

Teaching

Woman airlifted to hospital after being stabbed multiple times in the back

A woman in her 20s has been airlifted to hospital after she was stabbed multiple times in the back.<p>The victim was attacked on Anglesea Road, …

East London

Donald Trump, King Victor Emmanuel III and interfering with democracy | Letters

I read Richard Wolffe’s typically engaging contribution on the Trump White House with interest (Trump’s right on one thing – his people truly are gutless, 7 September).<p>He compares the mindset of the anonymous benign insurgents to hypothetical functionaries in Mussolini’s Italy who may have wished …

Donald Trump

Old Brewery

Part of our <b>Best Pubs in London</b> microsite. See if we've included your local.<p>The Old Brewery is — don't act all startled now — built on the site of an …

Travel (UK)

Hooray for Jocelyn Bell Burnell – the world needs more scientists like her | Susan Watts

It was not a surprise to read that Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell has said she will donate the money she has just won as recipient of the £2.3m Breakthrough prize to help students underrepresented in physics to study the subject she loves.<p>As a research student in the 1960s, Bell Burnell noticed a …

Opinion (UK)

Research Article: “Gender Differences in Research Areas and Topics: An Analysis of Publications in 285 Fields” (Preprint)

The following research article (preprint) was recently shared by its authors on arXiv.<p><b>Title</b><p><b>Authors</b><p>Mike Thelwall <i><br>University of Wolverhampton</i><p>Carol …

Gender