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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".

Review: Three Cane Whale: 'Palimpsest'

The Bristol-based folksters are back with their third album, the above-mentioned 'Palimpsest,' recorded last summer in Wiltshire. Digital Journal gave it a listen.

Apple criticizes proposed UK expanded surveillance law

London - California-based computer giant Apple on Monday criticized a proposed British law that would grant national security and law enforcement officials expanded surveillance powers.

UK MP fires employee for taking sick leave

Telford - Controversial Conservative UK MP, Lucy Allan is back in the news cycle again — this time for allegedly firing an employee for taking an extended sick leave.

Musician Marcus Nand agrees that 'time and tide wait for no man' Special

A familiar face on the L.A. music scene, UK-born guitarist Marcus Nand has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Rod Stewart, Rami Jaffee and Mike Inez. Now he's going solo and tells Digital Journal all about it.

Op-Ed: Reckitt Benckiser misled public on Nurofen's contents, court says

An Australian court has ordered drug manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser to yank several of its Nurofen pain relief products off the shelves, saying Monday the British company misled consumers because it marketed identical products for several types of pain.

Porsche thief jailed after filming crime and getting stuck in car

Gloucester - Dear car thieves, Here's what not to do when stealing a car: Don't steal the car, film yourself stealing the car, crash it, and then get stuck. Jamie Lee Sharp, 25, allegedly swiped the keys to a Porsche Boxster during a burglary with an accomplice.

Op-Ed: Strike action threatens the NHS in UK

The UK is justifiably proud of the NHS, created by the National Health Service Act 1946 and initiated in July 1948. 2015 strikes and financial cuts could signal further demise of this national behemoth.

'The Rochester Mass,' a new concept from organist James Taylor Special

Rochester - Master of the Hammond organ and leader of the James Taylor Quartet (JTQ), English musician James Taylor is preparing to release a groundbreaking project that successfully combines jazz and funk with The Rochester Cathedral Choir.

A discussion with former Foxes frontman Nigel Thomas Special

The indie rocker recently released his debut solo single, "Fever," a song that has already generated a very positive response from fans and critics alike. Digital Journal caught up with him on tour in Germany.

Eban Brown of The Stylistics on his new solo project Special

A member of the famed four-piece since 2000, soul singer Eban Brown is spreading his wings as a solo artist and releasing a brand new single. Digital Journal spoke to him.

Study shows: Millennials still tuning in for traditional TV

Just in time for World Television Day (November 21), new statistics show that despite many millennials using mobile devices to watch TV, televisions are still as relevant and appreciated as ever.

The Spacer, a winning combination of classical and electronica Special

Digital Journal speaks to Tapio Kangas and Norman Hall, two talented musicians who formed an artistic bond 30 years ago and who are now hard at work on a brand new project that should be out next year.

Ajay Naik, revolutionising music education Special

Leicester - The Leicester-based founder of Echo Factory, the only music school in the Midlands that offers degree courses in music performance and in music business, chats to Digital Journal.

Zing: The perfect gift this Christmas Special

'Zing' is a brand new device developed by a team of hardworking entrepreneurs in Cambridge. Digital Journal spoke to one of them, Ludo Chapman, a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin.

Iestyn Morris, one of the UK's finest countertenors Special

Already in 2015, the London-born singer and actor of Welsh descent has played Peter Pan at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Now he is set to release an EP paying tribute to some of England's greatest composers.

Mat Clayton, one of the creative minds behind Mixcloud Special

Online radio platform Mixcloud has recently launched an exclusive app for the latest version of Apple TV. Co-founder Mat Clayton filled Digital Journal in on the details.

Steve Barnacle of Visage on the band's farewell to Steve Strange Special

Steve Strange, the driving force behind Visage - 1980s synth-pop icons best known for the single "Fade to Grey" - died earlier this year. Now his colleagues have got together to finish the group's fifth and final studio album.

Review: The Marshall Tucker Band divine on 'Live in the UK 1976' CD Special

The Marshall Tucker Band is back with their newest live album, "Live in the UK 1976," which was released on Ramblin' Records.

Walter Scott of The Whispers, one of the great voices of soul Special

You may not be instantly familiar with the name, but you certainly know the songs - and this clean-living, unassuming foursome wouldn't have it any other way. Digital Journal spoke to one of their founding members.

The month in which you were born could affect your later health

According to a new UK study, babies delivered during the hottest months of the year have a better chance of enjoying a healthy adulthood, due to early exposure to sunlight.

One in three vegetarians admits to eating meat while drunk

A recent study undertaken in the UK suggests that meat consumption among inebriated vegetarians is more common than one might think.

Review: The Kinks – 'Sunny Afternoon, The Very Best Of'

One of Britain's most popular acts, an influence on countless others that followed and known for a series of 'firsts,' are to release a brand new compilation album on October 16. Digital Journal put it in and pressed play.

Interview: Mike Pender of The Searchers tells us about his book Special

Liverpool - Digital Journal speaks to the former leader of one of Merseybeat's greatest acts, early contemporaries of The Beatles and revered for timeless classics like "Sweets for My Sweet," "Sugar and Spice" and "Needles and Pins."
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