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The Spacer, a winning combination of classical and electronica Special

Digital Journal speaks to Tapio Kangas and Norman Hall, two talented musicians who formed an artistic bond 30 years ago and who are now hard at work on a brand new project that should be out next year.

Review: The Vaults, London's new graffiti scene revealed Special

London - Every city has its graffiti scene. To some it is a mess, to others it is a cogent form of street art. In London, a disused taxi tunnel boasts several examples of interesting and vibrant images.

Review: Doctor Who Festival materializes in London Special

London - The Doctor Who Festival is a celebratory event for 2015, taking place in several venues worldwide. During November, the event reached London, taking over the Excel Centre for three days. Digital Journal paid a visit.

Iestyn Morris, one of the UK's finest countertenors Special

Already in 2015, the London-born singer and actor of Welsh descent has played Peter Pan at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Now he is set to release an EP paying tribute to some of England's greatest composers.

Review: Intriguing 'anti-fashion' statues exhibited in London Special

Kingston - Using everyday objects to create a series of intriguing statues, degree students at Kingston University exhibited some impressive work over the weekend.

Steve Barnacle of Visage on the band's farewell to Steve Strange Special

Steve Strange, the driving force behind Visage - 1980s synth-pop icons best known for the single "Fade to Grey" - died earlier this year. Now his colleagues have got together to finish the group's fifth and final studio album.

London duo Oh Wonder attracted big buzz thanks to online smarts Special

Few musicians attracted as intense attention as Oh Wonder, a London duo who were earning rave reviews a year before their first EP was released. How? By teasing fans with posting one song a month for a year on Soundcloud.

Police shoot man in London after Taser fails

London - Police in London shot and wounded a knife carrying man in London. Initially the police tried to take the man down using a Taser; however the electrical weapon failed to work.

Billy Morrison: Interview with a stalwart of the L.A. rock scene Special

Aside from his "day job" as the rhythm guitarist in Billy Idol's band, this English-born musician is preparing to release his second solo album. He also does a bit of painting and a bit of acting on the side. Digital Journal meets him.

Review: The Kinks – 'Sunny Afternoon, The Very Best Of'

One of Britain's most popular acts, an influence on countless others that followed and known for a series of 'firsts,' are to release a brand new compilation album on October 16. Digital Journal put it in and pressed play.

Review: The soundtrack to the Tom Hardy film 'Legend'

Although this film about the notorious Kray Twins has received mixed reviews, the soundtrack, on paper at least, looks a dead cert. Digital Journal found out if that was indeed the case.

Police find giant cannabis forest in London

London - Police in the United Kingdom discovered more than 100 cannabis plants. The discovery was described as a giant cannabis forest.

Review: Small Faces — The Decca Years, 1965-1967

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, one of Britain's most popular bands are preparing to release a five-CD set of hits, b-sides, rarities and outtakes.

Muslim lawyer selected to stand for London mayor

London - London could get its first Muslim mayor after the main opposition Labour party selected Sadiq Khan, a bus driver's son and former government minister, as its candidate Friday.

Review: Public Image Ltd return with 'What The World Needs Now…'

The post-punk pioneers, John Lydon's first project after the demise of The Sex Pistols, released "This is PiL" in 2012, their first album in 20 years. Now they're back with the follow-up, but is it as good as its predecessor?

River Thames is full of marine life

London - When one thinks of places to watch marine life, the River Thames is not the location that springs to mind. However, in recent years sightings of marine animals have been increasing.

The British government to use Twitter to combat the threat from ISIS

London - The popular social media site has become the latest tool in the British government's continuing struggle against the threat of Islamic extremism.

Review: The history of aircraft on display in London Special

London - Nestled away in a corner of North London is the Royal Air Force Museum. The museum contains vast hangers containing the history of aircraft, from primitive flying contraptions to modern Tornado jets.

Interview with country legend Charlie Daniels Special

The bearded singer/guitarist/fiddler and leader of The Charlie Daniels Band, is about to release a new live album recorded at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas. He tells Digital Journal all about it and reveals why he's not yet ready to call it a day.

Magician Jamie Raven performs for young cancer patients in London

Magician Jamie Raven, the runner-up from "Britain's Got Talent," has always proven that he has a big heart. He has spent his time performing for a children's hospital.

Interview with The Stereophonics' bass player Richard Jones Special

Digital Journal gets the lowdown on the Welsh/English quartet's new album "Keep the Village Alive" from one of its founding members.

Restoration of St Pancras and the Renaissance‎ Hotel Special

London - St Pancras station in London connects the city to the north of England. Over the past few years the station has been restored to its formerly glory. This includes the conversion of former railways offices into a swanky hotel.

Airbus patents supersonic jet

Airbus might have plans on developing a supersonic jet that could make it from London to New York in just one hour. Regular commercial flights take around seven to eight hours to complete the journey.

Interview: Horace Panter of The Specials discusses music and art Special

The bass player with the ska/2 Tone legends is also an accomplished artist who has exhibited his paintings all over the world. He gave an exclusive interview to Digital Journal.

Greek government owes London £1.3m in congestion zone fees

London - It may be the least of the Greek government's worries, although it has been revealed just how much Greek government officials in London owe in traffic related fines.

Photographing London: A journey from 675 AD to 2015 Special

London - Anyone interested in European history and medieval culture would be wise to visit London. Check out what I enjoyed during my London travels this summer.

Interview with Alan Mair of The Only Ones Special

The Glasgow-born singer/songwriter/bass player/guitarist, also a former member of The Beatstalkers - "the first Scottish pop stars" - filled Digital Journal in on his new solo project.

The NFL just got closer to putting a team in London

London - Tottenham's new stadium will host at least two NFL games per season for 10 years when it opens in 2018, the team and the league announced on Wednesday.

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.

Amazon brings one-hour delivery option to London

Amazon has brought its one-hour delivery service to central London, marking the first time that the option has been available in the UK. Over 10,000 products can be delivered directly to your door less than 60 minutes after you click the order button.
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A panoramic view of London, taken from Europe's tallest building - The Shard.
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