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Dame Vera Lynn's 100th birthday was a national holiday in England

On March 20, Dame Vera Lynn turned 100 years old, and her birthday celebration was treated as a national holiday in England.

Review: Soulpepperʼs ʻThe Last Wifeʼ is a Tudor tale for our times Special

Toronto - Kate Hennig’s “The Last Wife” may be ostensibly about Henry VIII’s marriage to Katherine Parr, but it’s misleading to view the play as a history lesson. Considering recent world events, it seems to be about now more than any other period.

China launches freight train to United Kingdom

As part of its focus to develop trade and investment ties with Europe, China has launched rail freight service to Britain.

Local councils used RIPA to spy on people for over five years

Local councils throughout England used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) to spy on people. They did this for over five years.

Review: Intense ‘Breathing Corpses’ shocks, stuns in Canadian debut Special

Toronto - Everybody dies, but how does the cycle of mortality affect those still living? That’s the theme that confronts audiences in British playwright Laura Wade’s uncomfortable 2005 drama, “Breathing Corpses”, which opened in Toronto on Wednesday.

UK young offenders could see longer sentences for bragging online

UK young offenders between 10 and 17 years old could see longer sentences if they film their crimes and post them online, or brag about them on social media.

NASA scientists: Climate change is moving the North Pole

Beginning around the year 2000, the North Pole abruptly changed its direction and started drifting east, and its all thanks to us, scientists have discovered. The geographic North Pole is located smack in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

Seven-year-old dies in bouncy castle incident

Tragedy struck on Easter weekend when a 7-year-old girl was killed in a freak accident involving an inflatable bouncy castle.

E-cigarettes help quit smoking according to English research

The use of e-cigarettes raised several controversies over the last few years. A recent study from the from University College of London (UCL) found these devices helped about 16,000-22,000 English smokers quit in 2014.

Fossil fish with enormous mouth unearthed by paleontologists

Chicago - Lurking in Cretaceous seas, Rhinconichthys was an ominous-looking fish with an enormous jaw that it could swing shut to capture food. But it was only dangerous if you were plankton.

3,000-year-old preserved artifacts show how people lived

Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be the most well-preserved remains of 3,000-year-old houses ever found in Britain.

Boy spends nearly $6,000 playing 'Jurassic World' on Dad's iPad

One boy who lives in West Sussex, England, seems to know a thing or two about ingenuity. The child, 7, already knew his dad's iPad password. He also memorized said dad's Apple ID password.

Controlling partners to be prosecuted in England and Wales

Domestic abusers who use “coercive or controlling” behavior against their partners can now be prosecuted in England and Wales under a law that went into effect on Tuesday.

Explosion might have brought down Russian jetliner over Sinai

London - Britain confirmed Wednesday that the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt after taking off the Sinai Peninsula might have been brought down by an explosive device.

Flying ants invade English town

Wrexham - The town of Wrexham has been plagued by flying ants. The ants have been causing havoc not only in Wrexham, but also around the country.

Tanya Tucker: Interview with a celebrated country icon Special

Digital Journal caught up with the charismatic superstar ahead of a tell-all TV interview set to air on Friday, July 10 on PBS. She also discussed her current tour and her struggles with addiction.

Review: Every music fan needs to watch the new Amy Winehouse documentary Special

Watch what fame does to not only your head, but also your body. That's one of the many warnings in Asif Kapadia's acclaimed film Amy about the late singer Amy Winehouse, who in July 2011 died at 27 from alcohol poisoning in her London home.

'Vicious' fox traps eight people in Cambridgeshire sports club

A "vicious" fox terrorized a group of people leaving an English sports and social club and trapped them in a car park for three hours. A woman was bitten.

French students just couldn't 'cope' with this English exam

French students taking a baccalaureate English exam have petitioned online after they were stumped by a question that centred around the word "coping" which many did not know. It follows the Edexcel Maths fiasco in the UK earlier this month.

The old and the new in Manchester Special

Manchester - Manchester is England's third largest city, and it holds an important place in history, being the powerhouse of the industrial revolution. Today, the city provides a contrast of Victorian splendor and new developments.

Op-Ed: Why HarryMania should be handled with patience and caution

It took approximately 79 seconds for a boyhood dream to become reality. As Harry Kane peeled towards the far post to attack Raheem Sterling’s lofted cross, millions watching across the world — including the thousands at Wembley — anticipated a goal.

A late winter wander through a Hertfordshire village Special

Stanstead Abbots - Stanstead Abbotts is a small village located in the English county of Hertfordshire. The village typifies the region, with a picturesque river, old pubs, and interesting shops.

Intelligence agencies identify executioner in ISIS videos

London - Two unnamed U.S. officials confirmed Thursday that a black-dressed militant who spoke for the Islamic State group in a series of gruesome videos is London-born Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old Islamic militant already known to British security services.

James More talks magic career, proud moments and future plans Special

Esteemed magician James More took some time from his schedule to chat with Digital Journal about his accomplishments and future endeavors.

Regulation to curb Payday loans companies

Price caps on short-term loans have begun in Great Britain and although more than 1 million borrowers can expect to see the cost of their loans decline, most of the lenders have set interest rates and fees to the maximum allowable by law.

Steven Gerrard & Liverpool decide to part ways at the right time

April 27, 2014, will sit in Steven Gerrard’s mind for the rest of his life. Of all the 695 club appearances and 180 goals scored, Gerrard will look back at this sunny afternoon at Anfield as the turning point in his career.

Mixed results for hospital acquired infections in England

London - The number of cases of hospital acquired infection in English hospitals has slowed down, meaning fewer people are contracting pathogens like MRSA from the clinical setting. However, rates of C. diff are up.

New high speed rail plan unveiled for north of England

Backed by the British government, the High Speed Rail (HS3) running east to west in northern England is gaining steam. The proposed rail system could halve train travel times between Manchester and Leeds.

Catholic Bishop resigns after being 'unfaithful' to vows

Slaugham - One of England's most powerful and influential Roman Catholic Bishops has resigned after admitting he has been "unfaithful" to his vows.

Review: Photo essay: Visiting the coastal village of Charlestown, England Special

Charlestown - Charlestown is a charming village and port on the south coast of Cornwall, England. It lies in the parish of St Austell Bay.
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The olympic rings on Tower (London) Bridge for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
The olympic rings on Tower (London) Bridge for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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World Cup 2010 in Berlin: Germany Vs. England 4-1
World Cup 2010 in Berlin: Germany Vs. England 4-1
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British PM David Cameron speaks at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in central London
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England & Chelsea captain John Terry.
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Prince Harry during the Royal Wedding of William and Catherine Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving Westminster Abbey.
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Enormous snowball made in South Park in a snow-covered Oxford in February 2007.
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London Olympic Park
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Flooding in parts of the UK
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The US soccer team against the England soccer team in the World Cup 2010
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One of five sperm whales to wash up on English beaches in the past four days.
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The British sketch troupe Monty Python
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The English countryside still offers many picturesque scenes.
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Wharram Percy is a deserted Medeival village in North Yorkshire, England. Here you can see the remains of the church and graveyard.
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Buckingham Palace in London, England
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A view of the Royal Clarence Hotel, Exeter, Devon, England taken from the north tower of Exeter Cathedral in August 2010.
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2008 Celebration of the Lord's Passion in Westminster Cathedral, in the Archdiocese of Westminster, the seat of the The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
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