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Johnny Tuxedo: Quality men's evening wear at an unbeatable price Special

Based in Ilkley, Yorkshire, Johnny Tuxedo offers the full dinner jacket ensemble at a fraction of the cost one would normally expect to pay. Digital Journal found out more.

Review: Johnny Normal and Marco Pirroni: 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'

Coming 36 years after it first saw the light of day, Johnny Normal, a talented musician and producer, has, with the help of songwriter and guitarist Marco Pirroni, recorded his own version of Adam & the Ants' era-defining LP 'Kings of the Wild Frontier.'

Review: Donovan celebrates his 70th birthday at the London Palladium Special

London - Influential singer/songwriter Donovan Leitch has had a long and successful career. He performed at the London Palladium on May 6, four days before his 70th birthday.

Sunfly: The world's most famous karaoke brand Special

London - Sunfly is celebrating 25 years as the UK's most trusted name in karaoke. The London-based company, enjoyed in bars and clubs all over the country, is set to release a new streaming service. Digital Journal asked team member Dan Maidstone all about it.

British lawnmower racing season starts in southern England

It's not NASCAR, Grand Prix or Formula One racing, but the British Lawnmower Racing Championship is right up there in popularity with its fans. The season got started on Sunday in a field in southern England.

'Super gonorrhea' becoming huge concern as its spreads in UK

London - A sexually transmitted disease that is resistant to most antibiotics has health authorities in the United Kingdom very concerned. Multi-drug resistant gonorrhea is on the verge of becoming virtually untreatable, and it is sweeping across the country.

Review: Country star Sam Outlaw live in London Special

London - The Los Angeles-based troubadour was responsible for one of 2015's best country albums, 'Angeleno.' He rolled into The Borderline in London on April 11, the ninth date of a short European tour that began on April 2 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Op-Ed: Should the UK leave the EU?

On June 23 the people of the United Kingdom vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European Union. It is a major decision with far-reaching consequences.

Experts suggests food packages with how long to burn calories off

Put down that candy bar. The UK’s Royal Society of Public Health is suggesting food labels display how much activity is required to burn off calories that have just been consumed.

Review: It's a super return for the Pet Shop Boys

Everybody's favourite operatic pop duo are back with 'Super,' their first album since 2013's 'Electric.' Digital Journal gave it a listen, fully expecting to walk away impressed.

UK Comedy legend Ronnie Corbett dead at 85

The showbiz fraternity is in mourning today following the passing of one of the English speaking world's best-loved entertainers, a mainstay of British television and theatre for over 60 years.

Seven-year-old dies in bouncy castle incident

Tragedy struck on Easter weekend when a 7-year-old girl was killed in a freak accident involving an inflatable bouncy castle.

Royston Buckingham-Hurst: Clothier and founder of Fogey Unlimited Special

Fogey Unlimited is an upmarket clothing emporium dedicated to the procurement and subsequent sale of top quality vintage attire. Sir Royston Buckingham-Hurst is the owner.

Op-Ed: No Smoking Day highlights government actions against cigarettes

March 9 is No Smoking Day in the UK, and the digital world is filling up with advice on how to quit inhaling and exhaling all that nicotine.

'Soul-reggae crossover sensation' Natty is back Special

London - Born in San Francisco, a UK resident since the age of one, Natty scored a Top 20 hit in 2008 with his debut LP 'Man Like I.' Digital Journal asked him all about the follow-up 'Release the Fear.'

UK burning wood from U.S. forests to meet EU renewables targets

Last year, six million tons of wood pellets harvested from forests in Virginia, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida and Alabama were shipped across the Atlantic, to be burned in "biomass" power plants.

A chat with Mr. Mark Powell, London's top bespoke tailor Special

London - Digital Journal meets one of Britain's best-dressed men, whose neo-Edwardian style has helped make him one of the most sought after clothiers in the world of high-quality fashion.

Rock Hall of Famer, Donovan, looks back on 50 years in music Special

In three months' time, the Scottish-born singer, songwriter, musician and poet, often referred to as "the British Bob Dylan," will celebrate his 70th birthday with a show at the London Palladium. Digital Journal found out what keeps him motivated.

HSBC to launch biometric banking in UK market

New York - UK’s proactive government has been pushing for an impossible-to-fake personal identification system to help deter financial fraud and terrorist funding schemes. HSBC’s UK headquarters thinks it has found the solution in biometric banking.

Chris Wells, editor of 'Echoes' Magazine Special

'Echoes,' Britain's longest running magazine for black music, began as the weekly publication 'Black Echoes' in 1976. This month, they celebrate their 40th anniversary, an impressive feat editor Chris Wells discussed with Digital Journal.

World's biggest aircraft set to take off over UK next month

The world's biggest airship is set to take off and be tested over the skies of the United Kingdom next month. Called the Airlander 10, the airship is a gargantuan 302 feet in length and the height of six double-decker buses.

Lee Walsh, lead singer of Bradford-based rock band Warme Special

Bradford - The English five-piece are bringing back a harder edge to rock music and releasing songs with real depth and meaning that pay tribute to the area they grew up in and the lives they knew. Digital Journal contacted their charismatic leader.

Review: Nigel Thomas captivates the listener on 'Travelling Man'

The former lead singer with English band The Foxes is to put out his first solo album, 'Travelling Man,' next month. Digital Journal was given an exclusive early listen.

Review: Deep Purple release a seven-album boxset on vinyl

One of rock's most influential acts, formed in Hertford, England in 1968, has re-released seven albums from a particularly fruitful period in their history as part of an attractive vinyl boxset.

Hackers post private data of America's largest police union

Personal online files from the largest police union in the U.S. were leaked online Thursday after a hacker breached the website of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

Britain's Labour Party more unpopular than ever

Britain's Labour Party is now more unpopular than it has ever been. The U.K.'s main opposition party has fallen to its lowest level of support since regular polling began.

Ofsted chief warns against inflexible education system

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, says the UK is facing a higher rate of youth unemployment because of lack of proper vocational training for young people who are not academically inclined.

Actors Chasen Schneider and Jordan Salloum discuss 'Hate Crime' Special

Two rising stars of American cinema, who also happen to be good friends, talk to Digital Journal about their upcoming movie.

Review: Soul/reggae singer Natty prepares to 'Release the Fear'

The San Francisco-born thirty-something, who moved to London at the age of one, reached the Top 20 with his debut LP, "Man Like I," in 2008. Is the follow-up worthy of similar success? Digital Journal found out.

UK says South China Sea air freedoms 'non-negotiable'

Manila - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Thursday on a visit to the Philippines that any attempt to restrict air and sea travel in the disputed South China Sea would be viewed as a "red flag".
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