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Iceland sues 'aggressive' UK supermarket chain over name

Reykjav - Iceland said Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Britain-based supermarket chain called Iceland Foods to ensure that companies in the Nordic nation can use the country's name.

Record-breaking annelid 'murdered in the name of science'

U.K.'s Natural History Museum is under attack from the Twitterati, with demands for "Justice for Dave," a prodigious earthworm that has allegedly been murdered in the name of science.

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: 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.

Interview: Jo Weil talks acting, hosting and plans for 2017 Special

Popular German actor Jo Weil chatted with Digital Journal about his latest acting projects, his hosting gigs and plans for 2017.

Review: Jean-Michel Jarre brings Electronica to the O2 Special

London - The Frenchman, the Godfather of Electronic Music, stopped off in Greenwich on his eight-date nationwide arena tour. Digital Journal was there.

Deadly MRSA superbug now found in British pork

New checks have revealed that pork products made in the UK are infected with the MRSA superbug. The discovery confirms that the deadly bacteria is now present in the human food chain and is spreading from country to country.

Review: Unique sounding rock band The Sneaky Nixons release new single

Liverpool - The quirky Liverpudlian group recently put out a new single, the curiously titled "Schadenfreude." Digital Journal listened to it and watched the video.

U.K. gardens being taken over by voracious foreign invader

Nothing is worse than going out to your garden and finding it has been eaten overnight by voracious five-inch brown and orange mottled slugs. But that is exactly what British gardeners are dealing with today — an invasion of Spanish slugs.

Uber, Nissan launching electric cars in London to curb pollution

American ridesharing service Uber has partnered with Japanese car maker Nissan to launch an all-electric vehicle project in London this month.

Review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry share a stage at intimate London gig Special

English singer/songwriter Bragg and American folk musician Henry played songs off their forthcoming collaboration — as well as some of their solo material — to around 100 fans at St. Pancras Old Church in London.

Cad & The Dandy: Quality tailoring at an affordable price Special

London - Founded in 2008 by James Sleater and Ian Meiers, two City of London bankers who had been made redundant, Cad & The Dandy is an independent tailoring company with a flagship store located at 13 Savile Row.

Many Corbyn supporters will be denied a vote in leadership race

The Labour party in the United Kingdom witnessed an interesting development in their ongoing leadership race on Friday as an appeal was ruled on, in favour of Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC).

Review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry to release an album of country songs

English singer, songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg has teamed up with American musician Joe Henry to record songs made famous by the likes of Hank Williams, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Glen Campbell.

Five Grand Stereo, a '70s style art-rock' outfit from London Special

Chris Singleton is a renowned music industry publicist who also fronts this ambitious six-piece. He now finds himself in the curious position of handling his own publicity. Digital Journal spoke with him about this musical juggling act.

Cambridge to honour the late Syd Barrett 10 years after his death

Cambridge - Later this year, The Cambridge Film Trust will show a series of films about the legendary founder of Pink Floyd — one of the city's most famous sons — who passed away from pancreatic cancer on July 7, 2006.

Deranged to Divine: Singer Carina Round to release compilation Special

The Wolverhampton-born singer/songwriter is to put out a brand new 18-track collection containing some of her greatest hits and some previously unheard material. Digital Journal asked her a few questions.

Dame Vera Lynn: 99 not out Special

At 99 years of age and with an unprecedented musical legacy, Dame Vera Lynn is truly one of a kind. Digital Journal caught up with the national treasure and friend of the Royal Family at her home in East Sussex.

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.
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Model, the latest sculpture by Antony Gormley at the White Cube gallery in London.
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Riot police on Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, London
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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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Unlucky 13 - part of Operation Captura, a joint initiative between the UK and Spain.
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Screenshot of RSPH's study
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No. 246 bus outside Bromley South Station.
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James Taylor recording the "Rochester Mass."
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Mourners complained to police after seeing the youth play soccer around the graves and hearing one pretend he was a ghost.
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The olympic rings on Tower (London) Bridge for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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Flooding in parts of the UK
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London 2012 banner at The Monument.
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Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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A British Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter aircraft flying over the skies of Iraq in 2006.
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