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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.

Dame Helen Mirren: 'Queen' of the BAFTAs, Fellowship recipient

London - Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren was awarded a prestigious BAFTA Fellowship award at this year's awards ceremony that was held in London's Royal Opera House.

Gebrselassie to set pace at London marathon

Haile Gebrselassie will be lead pacemaker for the elite men's race at the London Marathon, organizers announced on Monday.

Promoter of Sharia Law in London banned from preaching extremism

London - Jordan Horner, a Muslim convert, has been given an ASBO in a British legal first in order to stop him and his fellow preachers from spreading 'religious extremism.'

Man kicked from top deck of double-decker bus, caught on film

London - CCTV footage caught the shocking scene of a man being kicked out of the top deck of a double-decker bus and onto the ground below.

Prince returns to London

Pop singer Prince has announced an unexpected concert series in London next month. The diminutive star will play in a series of smaller venues.

Record number of visitors to British Museum in 2013

London - 2013 was a record breaking year for the British Museum in London with just over 6.7 million visitors passing through the doors.

Skulls found in London may be those of ancient gladiators

London - Forensic researchers involved in the examination of skulls discovered by labourers in 1988 along the Walbrook River in London are now saying they could belong to ancient gladiators during the time that the city was known as Londinium under Roman rule.

Taste of Toronto debuts July 2014

Toronto - This summer, Taste of Toronto will bring the excitement of the ‘one of the world’s greatest restaurant festivals’ to North America for the first time at the Fort York National Historic Site, July 24 to July 27.

London's armed police to wear body cameras

London - In the wake of the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in North London in 2011, armed police units in London will soon be required to wear body cameras.

Pigeon droppings inspire brooch collection

London - Brooches inspired by pigeon droppings are the new fashion hit in London. The brain behind the creative idea is the young artist Frances Wadsworth-Jones, who commented that “you need a sense of humour to wear one.”
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A picture of Trafalgar Square in London created with Legos. A fitting picture for this bizarre conflict.
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Many London parents were upset that the school buses in the city were not all canceled Tuesday in anticipation of the severe storm that hit in the afternoon.
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Many bank branches in London closed early Monday and didn't open at all Tuesday.
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With the Lake Huron pipeline ruptured, Southwestern Ontario residents are being asked to conserve water.
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Great Ormond Street Hospital for children in central London.
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The modern Blackfriars Bridge crosses the river where in February 1814 an elephant was led out on to the frozen Thames.
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On February 7, British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London against the sale of prime Polish farmland to foreign multinationals for possible cultivation of GMO crops.
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Scene inside the original Crystal Palace
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A window smashed out in London after rioters and looters caused extensive damage throughout the city
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Kensington is one of the most exclusive and expensive areas of London.
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One of the many rooms in the British Museum, full of interesting objects drawn across centuries and geography.
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