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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.

Blob Fish Cafe to open in London

London - Among a myriad of cafes featuring animals, a new pop-up is attempting to create what no one has before — a blobfish cafe.

London bus driver throttles woman who filmed her driving over red

The female driver of a London tour bus apparently throttled and assaulted a woman who filmed her allegedly driving the bus through a red light. She left her vehicle in the middle of the road, leaping out to throw the victim to the ground, unconscious.

Report: 20 'Stingray' fake cell towers spy on London phone users

London - An investigation has found that there are more than 20 fake phone towers known as "Stingrays" operating throughout Britain's capital city, spying on phone users and indiscriminately collecting information from them. It is uncertain who owns them.

London testing cyclist detection systems for traffic lights

Transport for London is to install special cyclist detection systems at traffic lights throughout the city in an effort to make cycling safer. Traffic lights will know how many cyclists are waiting and adjust timings so they have longer to get away in.

All This Noise: Interview with an emerging pop/rock duo Special

London - This talented twosome have attracted attention with their assured-sounding first single "Seven Billion Like You." Digital Journal found out more.

Review: Dame Edna's Toronto show is hilarious Special

Toronto - The divine Dame Edna (Everage) has returned to Toronto for her “Glorious Goodbye (Final) Farewell Tour. The ads are up across the city, online and on television, and the crowds are showing up in droves to catch this one-person extravaganza.

Italy's high court clears Amanda Knox and boyfriend of murder

Rome - Eight years of legal proceedings, two murder convictions and four years of prison later, the question still remains: Did she, or didn’t she?

Review: Whisky Live serves up a great show in London Special

London - Whisky Live is an interactive event that tours a number of major cities. On display are a vast range of traditional and new whiskies. There are tastings, master classes and the the opportunity to discuss all things whisky with global experts.

Gandhi statue unveiled near Churchill's at British Parliament

London - A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled near the British parliament in London, by Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in the presence of UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Crossrail transit line construction unearths 'Bedlam Cemetery'

London - Excavation work on the new Crossrail transit line in London was halted for a few weeks after construction workers disturbed the graves of some 3,000 skeletons in what was called the "Bedlam Burial Grounds" during the 16th and 17th centuries.

London needs 67 'garden cities' to solve its housing problem

London - The Future Spaces Foundation (FSF) has just published a report on the potential that "garden cities" might have in fighting the current shortage of houses in Britain.

Julian Assange: The $15 million man

Keeping an eye on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - who is holed up inside the Ecuadoran embassy in London - has cost British law enforcement over $15 million dollars, or $10 million British pounds.

Customer wants refund after seeing mouse in Burger King

Paddington - A customer recorded himself asking for a refund at a Burger King in London, after he spotted a live mouse in the ceiling.

The coffee war rages on: London and New York battle it out

Though the UK has historically been amongst the lowest coffee consumers in the world, coffee culture has enjoyed a rapid expansion here, and now we find ourselves ramping up there with the caffeine-fuelled denizens of New York.

How scientists are using LEGO to handle fragile insects

London - Living insects are fragile creatures and dead ones are even more so, especially if a century or two has passed and they are part of a museum collection. This can pose a big problem for scientists who are trying to study the leggy creatures.

Review: Grimm Tales, London's amazing new production Special

Grim Tales is a magical piece of theater. Described as an "immersive fairytale for the young and old," the production is currently playing at The Bargehouse in London.

Review: Dining at the Oxo Tower Brassiere, London Special

London - London has many fine and interesting restaurants. One of the best is the Oxo Tower, located on the south bank. Digital Journal sampled the lunch menu on offer in the brasserie.

Met policeman who kicked mother at child's hospital bed cleared

A police officer who kicked and hit a mother as she sat by her sick daughter's hospital bed, leaving the woman with more than 40 injuries, has been cleared by a jury of committing actual bodily harm in the incident.

Interview with Chas Hodges of legendary double act Chas & Dave Special

The lovable 'rockney' duo are still going strong and 2015 looks set to be another roller-coaster of a year. Digital Journal 'rabbitted' with one half of this national institution.

Pacquiao traveling to Florida, London to attend social function

While waiting for a word from potential opponent Floyd Mayweather, Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will soon be traveling to Florida, USA and London, England to grace important social functions.

Photo essay: Celebrating New Year's Day at Claridge's, London Special

London - Claridge's is a 5-star hotel located on the corner of Brook Street and Davies Street in Mayfair, London. On New Year's Day the hotel is still decorated for Christmas. Digital Journal paid a visit.

British Film Institute's Top Films of 2014

London - The British Film Institute (BFI) has selected its top 10 movies released during 2014. In top spot comes "Under the Skin", the strange, alien drama featuring Scarlett Johansson.

Lighting up London for Christmas Special

There is something magical about lights and trees during the holiday season. Digital Journal paid a visit to London to explore some of the sights and the best bits are captured in this photo essay.

London to have a garden bridge

London - The Mayor of London has announced plans to build a new bridge across the river Thames. This one has a unique aspect: it is to be a garden bridge.
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A view of the Tate Modern in London from the River Thames.
A view of the Tate Modern in London from the River Thames.
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A window smashed out in London after rioters and looters caused extensive damage throughout the city
A window smashed out in London after rioters and looters caused extensive damage throughout the city
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A sign is seen outside a branch of the Co-operative Bank in central London
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The olympic rings on Tower (London) Bridge for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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Looking east from the London Eye. St. Paul's Cathedral to the left of the heart of London's City district - the hub of business.
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This amazing 80-gigapixel panoramic photo, made from 7886 individual images. This panorama was shot from the top of the Centre Point building in central London, in the summer of 2010
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London: The Francis Crick Institute, a world-leading centre of biomedical research. The Institute is scheduled to open in 2015
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London Pride 2014
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London in Norfolk (screenshot from CNN)
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Image of Helena Bonham Carter taken during Yahoo! Movies live stream of Les Misérables World Premiere. Dec. 5, 2012.
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Alan Mair
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Apartments in London
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No. 246 bus outside Bromley South Station.
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People mingle and begin their Christmas shopping in Covent Garden, London.
London Pride 2014
London Pride 2014
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Judge Constance Briscoe leaves Southwark Crown Court in London January 31, 2014. The jury for Briscoe's trial was discharged after failing to decide if she perverted the course of justice in relation with the speeding case of former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne
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London Pride 2014
London Pride 2014
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Bruce Cockburn performs at the Home County Folk Festival in London, Ontario last July.