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UK govt to launch crime blitz as violence spikes

London - British Home Secretary Amber Rudd will vow on Monday to do "whatever it takes" to curb crime as she unveils a new multi-million pound response to a surge in violence in London and elsewhere.

London looks for answers as murder rate soars

London - Another deadly night in London is putting pressure on political leaders, as a surge in violence on the streets of the British capital pushes its murder rate higher than New York's.

Spy attack shines spotlight on 'Londongrad'

London - Rich, glamorous, with hints of a murky past, London's Russian community has long been the subject of intrigue and is back in the spotlight after the brutal attack on a former spy.

New London pollution tax comes into force

London - Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will face an extra daily charge for driving into central London on weekdays from Monday in a bid to improve air quality in one of Europe's most polluted cities.London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the new £10 (11.

Armada Music opens new United Kingdom office in London

One of the largest independent record labels in the electronic dance music industry, Armada Music, has opened its United Kingdom office in London.

Catching up with Sam Kendricks: 2017 World Champion in pole vault Special

On August 26, World Champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks chatted with Digital Journal. He discussed his win at the London Championships, hearing the national anthem in his honor, and he opened up about the impact of technology on pole vault.

Review: Brittney Reese: Queen of long jump at 2017 World Championships Special

London - American long jumper Brittney Reese won the gold medal in the women's long jump final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Review: Michelle Carter takes the bronze at World Championships in London Special

London - "Shot Diva" Michelle Carter has a good reason to be proud. She took home the bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins gold medal at the 2017 World Championships Special

On August 8, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has a major reason to celebrate. He won the gold medal in the men's pole vault competition at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Review: Katerina Stefanidi wins gold medal at 2017 World Championships Special

Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi has a major reason to be proud. On August 6, she won the gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Biomechanical analysis of track and field at World Championships

The biggest biomechanics research project in Athletics is taking place this month at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Review: Jeff Lynne's ELO headline Wembley Stadium 'for one night only' Special

Award-winning, singer, songwriter, musician, producer and bandleader Jeff Lynne brought the current incarnation of his Electric Light Orchestra to Wembley Stadium, the home of English football, treating the crowd to all the hits and more.

Review: Soul II Soul's Simon Law looks to the sky on debut solo album

A key member of British R&B collective Soul II Soul, who co-wrote their two Grammy-winning songs "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" and "African Dance," Simon Law has worked on all the band's albums but one. His debut solo effort is out now.

Bluegrass star Sierra Hull set to wow U.K. audiences once more Special

The 25-year-old musician from Tennessee will play the first date of her second run of UK shows next week in London. She spoke to Digital Journal.

Review: Stone Free Festival brings top rock acts to the O2 Special

London - The second annual all-day rock festival at London's O2 saw Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow as the headline act, supported by Sweet and Blue Öyster Cult. Digital Journal went along.

London attack: What we know

London - Seven people were killed in a terror attack in the British capital on Saturday when a van smashed into pedestrians on London Bridge before three assailants went on a stabbing spree.The attackers were shot dead by the police at the scene.

The connected tube: WiFi comes to London's trains

London - The London underground network of tube trains is finally set to become fully WiFi enabled (currently only certain platforms are connected). The connectivity will go live during the course of 2017.

Review: The Philanthropist revived for the London Stage Special

London - The Philanthropist, a play popular in 1970s, has been revived for a new London run being performed at the Trafalgar Theater in London. Digital Journal paid a visit and assesses the unfolding drama.

Jo Weil's new film 'Sodom' to make its world premiere in London Special

Acclaimed German actor Jo Weil's first English-speaking feature film, "Sodom" is going to have its world premiere on June 17.

Mondo Duplantis talks pole vault, World Championships in London Special

17-year-old world record holder Armand "Mondo" Duplantis chatted with Digital Journal about his distinguished career in pole vault, as well as his plans for the future.

Review: Frankie Valli brings the crowd to its feet at London's O2 Special

London - The legendary 'Jersey Boy' himself stopped off in the English capital to perform a hit-packed show that lasted nearly two hours. Digital Journal was there.

British MPs back at work but parliament remains a crime scene

London - Defiant British lawmakers returned to parliament Thursday but outside, the forensic work and eerie absence of people and traffic at one of London's most popular tourist spots was a poignant reminder of the previous day's terror.

Review: Revival of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' heats up London Special

London - A new production of Edward Albee's classic drama 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' has begun a run on the London stage. The production stars Imelda Staunton in what is sure to become one of her greatest roles.

The ringing of Big Ben revealed by lasers

London - It's one of London's most famous 'landmarks', although it can normally only be heard rather than seen. Every hour Big Ben chimes telling Londoners the time. It's a special sound and new technology reveals the physics behind the chime.

Review: Soulpepper’s ‘Bondage’ still an emotionally resonant experience Special

Toronto - It’s been nearly three years since Soulpepper premiered its acclaimed production of “Of Human Bondage”, which began its third go-around this week. The show heads to New York in July, and if last night’s reopening was any indication, it’s ready.

Review: 'Apple Tree Yard' box set out February 20

London - The acclaimed four-part miniseries starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin - and based on the best-selling novel by Louise Doughty - can be yours to own on DVD or Blue-Ray later this month.

China launches freight train to United Kingdom

As part of its focus to develop trade and investment ties with Europe, China has launched rail freight service to Britain.

London's Covent Garden at Christmas Special

London - London does Christmas well, with plenty of lights and sparkle. One of the most magical areas in Covent Garden. Digital Journal takes a pleasant wander through the cobbled streets.

Review: Chas & Dave treat London to a sing-a-long of their biggest hits Special

London - The legendary 'rockney' duo brought their unmistakable sound to the Forum in Kentish Town on Saturday, December 10. Digital Journal was there.

Interview: Country singer Wade Bowen set to tour the U.K. Special

Waco-born Wade Bowen has been very busy of late and now this accomplished artist, known primarily for his energetic live shows, will make the trip across the pond for his first ever U.K. dates. He spoke to Digital Journal.
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A rally at Trafalgar Square. Demonstrators gather around Nelson's Column on a very cloudy day.
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The oldest pub in Marylebone, London. These pubs are safe for now but community pubs in smaller towns are closing at an alarming rate.
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Spiral stairs that lead into the Switch House, part of the redesigned Tate Modern.
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The Brazilian community protesting in London with the same demands as their brothers and sisters in Brazil.
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With the Lake Huron pipeline ruptured, Southwestern Ontario residents are being asked to conserve water.
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Scotland Yard images of riots in London
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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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Ian Meiers and James Sleater of Cad & The Dandy.
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Banksy's new art for the Olympic Games - "Hackney Welcomes the Olympics".
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The Tanks, the new extension at Tate Modern, preserving many original features.
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Many bank branches in London closed early Monday and didn't open at all Tuesday.
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The clock tower, generally known as Big Ben, was recently renamed “Elizabeth Tower” in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. A section of the London Eye appears at the left of the picture.
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2017 World Championships in London
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The always vibrant Carnaby Street lights rarely disappoint.
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A photograph of Drummer (Private) Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is pictured in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London, November 9, 2013
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