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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.

Review: Intense ‘Breathing Corpses’ shocks, stuns in Canadian debut Special

Toronto - Everybody dies, but how does the cycle of mortality affect those still living? That’s the theme that confronts audiences in British playwright Laura Wade’s uncomfortable 2005 drama, “Breathing Corpses”, which opened in Toronto on Wednesday.

Review: The Correspondents ride the crest of a wave in London Special

London - The explosive duo, vocalist Mr Bruce and his able sidekick Chucks, who provides the genre-bending beats - everything from jazz and blues to electro swing and drum ’n’ bass - played the Village Underground in Shoreditch on Friday, October 21.

Inside Tate Modern's expanded cultural superstructure Special

London - One of London's most popular tourist attractions - Tate Modern - has almost doubled in size. The modern art gallery, housed in a disused power station, has opened up the underground part of the structure. The new aspects are bold and impressive.
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A panoramic view of London, taken from Europe's tallest building - The Shard.
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Bruce Cockburn performs at the Home County Folk Festival in London, Ontario last July.
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Victoria station in central London during heavy rain
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Union Jacks hanging in a London Street
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Buses, some from as far away as Sudbury in northern Ontario, line the street beside Victoria Park in London, the site of Saturday's rally in support of the locked out EMD workers.
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The Mall in London, the finishing straight for stage 3 of the Tour de France 2014 in the UK.
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