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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.

Christmas at Kew Gardens in London Special

London - Kew Gardens in London is holding a special event in the run-up to Christmas. Each evening the gardens are lit up along a mile-long walkway. As visitors wander through there are various entertainments, food, drink and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Hypnotist thief puts shopkeeper in trance, robs him

London - A resourceful thief placed a British shopkeeper into a trance and then pilfered a day's earnings from the man's pockets. Aftab Haider was puttering in his Hops and Pops liquor store in London when the thief casually but purposefully strolled in.

Review: Morrissey enchants London Special

London - Morrissey delivered a spell-binding performance at London's O2 Arena on November 29, running through a selection of career highlights, songs from his new album, and a few Smiths songs as well to delight the capacity crowd.

Journalists sue police for spying on them as domestic extremists

London - In the United Kingdom, several journalists are pursuing legal action after finding that London's Metropolitan Police had secretively been monitoring their movements and behavior on a top secret database engineered to capture "domestic extremism."

Review: Stereo MCs Collected

The popular English pop/dance/acid jazz/hip hop outfit, best known for their '90s hit "Connected," have released a comprehensive new retrospective. Digital Journal gave it a listen.
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