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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.

Shakespeare's Globe launches on-demand video service

London - If you've ever had a hankering for some high Shakespearean drama but don't want to leave your home, Shakespeare's Globe has a solution — a new on-demand video service.

Londoners fear house prices will force them out of the capital

London - According to the Chartered Institute of Housing, 34 percent of people living in Greater London agreed that they might have to leave their local area in the future because of the high cost of housing.

William Morris inspires video game

London - The work of the Victorian artist William Morris, nowadays more commonly associated with expensive wallpaper, has become the theme of a new computer game in produced association with London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Photo essay: London from up high Special

London - London is a spectacular city, blending thousands of years of history alongside modernist architecture. One of the best views of London can be obtained from its tallest building - The Shard.

Boris Johnson at heart of London affordable housing controversy

In a move that is already creating controversy, London mayor Boris Johnson has approved plans for affordable flats in central London that stretches the definition of affordable.

Review: The Five & the Prophecy of Prana Special

London - Set in modern Tokyo, "The Five and the Prophecy of Prana" is an extraordinary festival of dance, drama, manga art and cutting hip-hop. The show has been playing at The Barbican in London.

Londoners say 'No' to Death Row-themed restaurant

Hoxton - London's epicurean foodies aren't interested in being on imaginary death row. Neither do they want to think about and chow down their 'last meals' even if it's just a fantasy, a group of adventurous entrepreneurs learned the hard way.

Why people from all over the world just want to cross this road

London - People are flocking from all corners of the world to cross a pedestrian zebra crossing in north London. Commuters and drivers are forced to slow down and stop to allow the pedestrians, who have right of way, to cross this famous road - but why?

Emeli Sandé to unveil the new Jaguar XE in exclusive live webcast

The new Jaguar XE will be revealed at a celebrity-studded series of events in London — via an EXCLUSIVE Digital Journal live webcast. The XE reveal will include Emeli Sandé performing her exclusive "Feel XE" track at a secret location along the Thames.

Review: Ian Dury's back catalogue to be re-released as a boxset

The Chief-Blockhead's eight studio albums, from 1977's 'New Boots and Panties!!' to 1998's 'Mr. Love Pants', have been repackaged together in this delightful-to-look-at vinyl collection.

Al Qaeda, Palestinian flags fly in London protest

London - A video has just surfaced of a Pro-Palestine protest that snarled traffic in the Blackwell Tunnel underneath the river Thames in London.

Review: Monty Python Live capped off legendary troupe's epic career Special

From the Argument Sketch to the song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Sunday's Monty Python Live showcased the most popular sketches from the British comedy troupe. The sad thing is, will we ever see them perform together again?

Kanye West reportedly premiered 20 new songs in London

London - After his second performance at Wireless Festival, Kanye West reportedly premiered 20 new songs during an intimate DJ set at a London club, on July 6.

Photo essay: Exploring London's new gin museum Special

London - A gin museum opened up in London this month. The museum explores the history of the versatile drink and its relationship with London's past and present. Digital Journal paid the museum a visit.

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

London - Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.

Monty Python reunion to be broadcast worldwide

London - The cast of Monty Python are teaming up for one final hurrah that will culminate in a live performance simulcast to more than 100 nations around the globe. On July 20, expect a lot of silly walking!

Thousands celebrate diversity in London LGBT Pride parade Special

London - Thousands of people gathered today in London's Baker Street to kick-off the 2014 LGBT London Pride celebrations, despite the less than ideal weather. Rain or shine, the show must go on.

See London from a different angle Special

London - London is a magnet for tourists from all over the world. With its mix of ancient and modern, the vibrant capital has so much to offer but can be expensive. Here's a cheap way to see some of the best sights by air and water.

Rachmaninoff’s original manuscript sold at auction for USD 2M

London - The original handwritten manuscript of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, containing autographed revisions, deletions, and alterations, was recently sold at auction at Sotheby’s, London for $2 million.

Ritzy London apartment building installs anti-homeless spikes

London - Proprietors of a posh apartment building in London have triggered a storm of controversy by installing metal spikes outside its doors to prevent the homeless from sleeping there.

London Symphony Orchestra performs free concert in Trafalgar Sq

Westminster - The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), with its Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev and conductor Timothy Redmond, once again performed to a huge crowd of Londoners and tourists of all ages on warm spring Sunday evening May 11.

Nobel Prize-Winning Economists say end the drug war

According to a new report endorsed by five Nobel Prize-winning economists, the decades-long global war on drugs has failed and it's time to shift the focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights.

Records under threat in London Marathon

London - Near-ideal sunny and clear conditions greeted the first runners to start the London Marathon with fans hoping for a fast pace by British favourite Mo Farah in his debut over the distance.

Teacher gives his kidney to student

London - In a clear display of selflessness, a special education teacher donates one of his healthy kidneys to an ailing student.

London skeletons reveal the 'Black Death'

Twenty-five skeletons uncovered in London last year appear to have been part of a larger burial ground for plague victims, according to laboratory tests.

New Canadian Author Salutes Sherlock Holmes Special

Fans of mystery fiction have a new hero to investigate: Portia Adams. Created by ex-CBC producer Angela Misri, Jewel Of The Thames (Fierce Ink) pays tribute to the work of Arthur Conan Doyle while being infused with a deep love of history and character.

Lowry collection nets £15 million at London sale

London - A collection of works by LS Lowry sold for £15.2 million ($25 million, 18.2 million euros)at a London auction, with a painting of Piccadilly Circus topping the night's bidding at £5.1 million.

Li's Watson to raise up to $6 bln in June IPO

Hong Kong - Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing is planning to raise up to $6 billion through a dual listing of his flagship retail chain in Hong Kong and London, a report said on Tuesday, in what would be the world's biggest initial public offering since late 2012.Li ...

Three tiger cubs born in London zoo

London - The birth of three tiger cubs at London Zoo has been filmed using hidden cameras. After a 106-day pregnancy the five-year-old Sumatran tigress gave birth to three bouncing cubs.
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Bruce Cockburn performs at the Home County Folk Festival in London  Ontario last July.
Bruce Cockburn performs at the Home County Folk Festival in London, Ontario last July.
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Artist s impression of finished Olympic Park
Artist's impression of finished Olympic Park
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The ice rink at Storybook Gardens in London  Ontario  is almost a full kilometer long curving loop.
The ice rink at Storybook Gardens in London, Ontario, is almost a full kilometer long curving loop.
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Monumental inefficiency: a scene from the District and Circle Line platforms at Monument station dur...
Monumental inefficiency: a scene from the District and Circle Line platforms at Monument station during recent weekend engineering works. Both lines have been plagued by weekend shutdowns in the last few years
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London Pride 2014
London Pride 2014
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The Tower of London is enlivened this autumn with a blaze of red - to mark the one hundred years sin...
The Tower of London is enlivened this autumn with a blaze of red - to mark the one hundred years since the start of World War One.
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 Tasting House  in Soho  London by Tate & Lyle Sugars - Pirates of the Caribbean Room
"Tasting House" in Soho, London by Tate & Lyle Sugars - Pirates of the Caribbean Room
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Performing reels and jigs the young dancers controlled the whole stage.
Performing reels and jigs the young dancers controlled the whole stage.
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The Conservatory at The Barbican Centre
The Conservatory at The Barbican Centre
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A ceremony to mark the addition of the final poppy to the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red&qu...
A ceremony to mark the addition of the final poppy to the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" installation by artist Paul Cummins and theatre stage designer Tom Piper is pictured on Armistice Day at the Tower of London on November 11, 2014
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This 402 exit sits quiet  the major Southwestern Ontario highway is closed.
This 402 exit sits quiet, the major Southwestern Ontario highway is closed.
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Kensington is one of the most exclusive and expensive areas of London.
Kensington is one of the most exclusive and expensive areas of London.
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Harrods Department Store at night.
Harrods of Knightsbridge opened in 1849, was purchased by Qatar in 2010
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Image of Hugh Jackman taken during Yahoo! Movies live stream of Les Misérables World Premiere. Dec....
Image of Hugh Jackman taken during Yahoo! Movies live stream of Les Misérables World Premiere. Dec. 5, 2012.
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London 2012: Olympic Stadium
London 2012: Olympic Stadium
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd.
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Banksy s new art for the Olympic Games -  Hackney Welcomes the Olympics .
Banksy's new art for the Olympic Games - "Hackney Welcomes the Olympics".
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Shot with a Canon SD10. Possibly the first of the SD line of cameras. A little luck and lots of shot...
Shot with a Canon SD10. Possibly the first of the SD line of cameras. A little luck and lots of shots made this picture possible.
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A picture of the lower viewing deck in The Shard.
A picture of the lower viewing deck in The Shard.
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