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Laptops, tablets on airplanes: what's the threat?

Paris - The United States and Britain have banned laptops and tablet computers from passenger cabins on certain airlines' flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, citing terror threats. Why this measure now?

Scottish leader set to rally troops for referendum

Aberdeen - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will ramp up pressure on the British government to grant a new secession referendum as she rallies her independence-hungry footsoldiers on Saturday.

Scottish leader set to rally troops for referendum

Aberdeen - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will ramp up pressure on the British government to grant a new secession referendum as she rallies her independence-hungry footsoldiers on Saturday.

Op-Ed: Mystery writer Simon Hall is excited about new book Special

Plymouth - Just about everyone enjoys a good mystery; the intrigue, the danger and of course, the end when it is solved. But the U.K's mystery writer Simon Hall believes that mysteries hold a special spot in English literature.

Google's Deepmind to help cut 10 percent off U.K.'s energy bill

DeepMind wants to help the UK cut its energy consumption by up to 10 percent, according to a report published in The Financial Times on Sunday.

U.K. carbon emissions fall after record drop in coal use

New figures released by Carbon Brief shows the UK's CO2 emissions fell by 5.8 percent in 2016, after a record drop of 52 percent in the use of coal.

Chatting with Michaela Weeks: Britney Spears impersonator Special

UK artist Michaela Weeks chatted with Digital Journal about her love for Britney Spears and being an internationally recognized Britney Spears impersonator.

English music festival Y Not announces first wave of artists

Stereophonics, Two Door Cinema Club and The Vaccines to headline this annual gathering which takes place in Derbyshire from July 27 to July 30.

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.

Madness and Stereophonics set to headline Victorious Festival

The largest non-countryside festival in the United Kingdom announces acts set to perform, including Jake Bugg, Franz Ferdinand and Slaves.

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.

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.

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.
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Britain's smaller rural towns are also having to adapt to large numbers of eastern Europeans seeking agricultural work, say campaigners
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