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London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants 'full seat' at Brexit talks

London - London Mayor Sadiq Khan rejected calls for London to secede from the rest of Britain after a national referendum in favour of leaving the EU but said he wanted a "full seat" at any Brexit negotiations.

Pro-EU Londoners rebel with 'Lexit' secession call

London - Londoners mobilised on social media Saturday to back a campaign to go from Brexit to 'Lexit', calling for their city to divorce from Britain and "move in with our friends" in the European Union.

Thousands of Londoners demand independence after Brexit

London - Tens of thousands of Londoners signed a petition for their metropolis to stay in the European Union on Friday, as Mayor Sadiq Khan said the city must have a say in Britain's exit negotiations.More than 40,000 people signed a petition on the change.

Body-shaming ads to be banned on London transport

London - The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, plans on banning negative body image advertisements on the London Tube, buses and trains.

San Francisco offers platform to replace clear view of 'Ladies'

San Francisco - San Francisco officials promise to open a viewing platform this week after being bombarded with complaints over a chain-link fence blocking views of the city's iconic "Postcard Row" of Victorian homes across Steiner Street from Alamo Square Park.

Dame Vera Lynn: 99 not out Special

At 99 years of age and with an unprecedented musical legacy, Dame Vera Lynn is truly one of a kind. Digital Journal caught up with the national treasure and friend of the Royal Family at her home in East Sussex.

Review: Johnny Normal and Marco Pirroni: 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'

Coming 36 years after it first saw the light of day, Johnny Normal, a talented musician and producer, has, with the help of songwriter and guitarist Marco Pirroni, recorded his own version of Adam & the Ants' era-defining LP 'Kings of the Wild Frontier.'

New London mayor: I'm not a Muslim leader

London - New London mayor Sadiq Khan said Wednesday that he was not a Muslim leader but represented everyone in the city, after making history by becoming the first mayor of his faith in a major Western capital.

Review: Donovan celebrates his 70th birthday at the London Palladium Special

London - Influential singer/songwriter Donovan Leitch has had a long and successful career. He performed at the London Palladium on May 6, four days before his 70th birthday.

Sunfly: The world's most famous karaoke brand Special

London - Sunfly is celebrating 25 years as the UK's most trusted name in karaoke. The London-based company, enjoyed in bars and clubs all over the country, is set to release a new streaming service. Digital Journal asked team member Dan Maidstone all about it.

London's contrasting mayoral hopefuls: Goldsmith and Khan

London - The favourites to become London's new mayor on Thursday are two completely contrasting candidates: Zac Goldsmith, the son of a tycoon financier, and Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan.

London set to elect Muslim mayor Khan after divisive campaign

London - Opposition Labour lawmaker Sadiq Khan is on course to become the new mayor of London and the first Muslim leader of an EU capital, final opinion polls suggested Wednesday, despite attempts to link him to extremists.

Khan and Goldsmith, London mayoral candidates from different sides of the track

London - The favourites to become London's new mayor on Thursday are two completely contrasting candidates: Zac Goldsmith, the son of a tycoon financier, and Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan.

London mayor rivals tackle housing in 'Box that Rocks'

London - The two men battling to become London's new mayor confronted the city's housing crisis in the campaign's biggest event, as they faced 6,000 citizens in a thunderous Olympic arena.

Drones and kites must remain grounded while Obama visits London

London - When President Barack Obama arrives in London, drones, kites, balloons, and parachutes will be banned from flying above central London and Windsor. The restrictions are part of a security plan implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Review: Country star Sam Outlaw live in London Special

London - The Los Angeles-based troubadour was responsible for one of 2015's best country albums, 'Angeleno.' He rolled into The Borderline in London on April 11, the ninth date of a short European tour that began on April 2 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Competition to buy Internet giant Yahoo starting to heat up

London - Talks are underway in London between potential bidders for venerable Internet giant Yahoo, led by England's Daily Mail newspaper and websites.

London's reorientated conceptual art gallery Special

London - London's Tate Modern is one of the biggest and most innovative modern art centers in the world. The exhibit area consists of several large galleries. One is dedicated to conceptual art, and it has recently been revised. Digital Journal paid a visit.

Review: Joseph Beuys exhibition in London Special

London - Joseph Beuys, the German Fluxus, happening and performance artist, is currently the focus of a retrospective exhibit at London's Tate Modern. Digital Journal takes a look.

Review: New citizenship exhibition at London's Tate Modern Special

London - Citizenship is a difficult concept to pin down. Is it self-defined, shaped by the environment, or imposed by others? These are some of the key questions grappled with by artists over the years.

Review: It's a super return for the Pet Shop Boys

Everybody's favourite operatic pop duo are back with 'Super,' their first album since 2013's 'Electric.' Digital Journal gave it a listen, fully expecting to walk away impressed.

UK Comedy legend Ronnie Corbett dead at 85

The showbiz fraternity is in mourning today following the passing of one of the English speaking world's best-loved entertainers, a mainstay of British television and theatre for over 60 years.

Mayor Morrissey? Singer to decide

London - Singer-songwriter Morrissey is toying with the idea of running for Mayor of London for the forthcoming elections, due to be held in May 2016.

'Soul-reggae crossover sensation' Natty is back Special

London - Born in San Francisco, a UK resident since the age of one, Natty scored a Top 20 hit in 2008 with his debut LP 'Man Like I.' Digital Journal asked him all about the follow-up 'Release the Fear.'

Review: Past and future, London's Strand Palace hotel Special

London - The Strand Palace Hotel is a 4 star hotel located in Covent Garden. The hotel opened in 1909 and it blends the old and the new together in a unique style.

A chat with Mr. Mark Powell, London's top bespoke tailor Special

London - Digital Journal meets one of Britain's best-dressed men, whose neo-Edwardian style has helped make him one of the most sought after clothiers in the world of high-quality fashion.

Rock Hall of Famer, Donovan, looks back on 50 years in music Special

In three months' time, the Scottish-born singer, songwriter, musician and poet, often referred to as "the British Bob Dylan," will celebrate his 70th birthday with a show at the London Palladium. Digital Journal found out what keeps him motivated.

London facing hostage crisis

London - Earlier this evening, armed police gathered outside Bella Italia restaurant in response to a hostage crisis unfolding in the center of London. The issue has been resolved and no injuries reported. Below are the details as it happened.

Lee Walsh, lead singer of Bradford-based rock band Warme Special

Bradford - The English five-piece are bringing back a harder edge to rock music and releasing songs with real depth and meaning that pay tribute to the area they grew up in and the lives they knew. Digital Journal contacted their charismatic leader.

Review: Nigel Thomas captivates the listener on 'Travelling Man'

The former lead singer with English band The Foxes is to put out his first solo album, 'Travelling Man,' next month. Digital Journal was given an exclusive early listen.
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