A lightning storm hits Blyth on the Northumberland coast early this morning, as thunderstorms and heavy downpours heralded cooler temperatures across the country following the hottest July day on record
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Lorries parked on both carriageways of the M20 in Ashford, Kent, as Operation Stack remains in place due to industrial action in Calais on what is predicted to be the hottest day of the year so far.
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A cleaner works on Centre Court ahead of play on day three at Wimbledon on Wednesday in London, England
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Members of the emergency services take part in Exercise Strong Tower outside the disused Aldywch tube station on Surrey Street on Tuesday in London, England
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A member of ground staff updates a fixtures board on day two of Wimbledon tennis tournament on Tuesday in London, England. The 129th tournament to be hosted at Wimbledon is due to run for two weeks
Serena Williams of U.S.A. reacts during her match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Monday
Revellers walk through rubbish left in front of the Pyramid Stage as they leave Worthy Farm in Somerset after the Glastonbury Festival in Britain on Monday
Fans scream for James Bay as he performs on the Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset
A man takes his jacket off as he settles into his deckchair on a sunny day in St James’s Park, London
A festival-goer rests in the sunshine at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Organisers believe about 90% of the 135,000 ticket-holders will have set up camp by the end of the day on Wednesday.
Luisa Avietti puts the finishing touches to a mural of Ed Sheeran made out of 13,000 ticket stubs, which has been created by StubHub to celebrate the British singer being revealed as the hottest act appearing in the UK this summer, in London’s Russell Square
Racegoers await the start of racing on day four of the 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire on Friday
Race goers walk from the train station as they arrive for the third day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet at Ascot, England on Thursday. The third day of Royal Ascot is traditional known as Ladies day, where fashion and hats come to the fore
UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage, in a pub in Westminster as UKIP launched their Euro referendum campaign
Racegoers relax on a bench displaying the Union Jack on the first day of the Royal Ascot meeting in Berkshire, England.
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A pupil embraces US First Lady Michelle Obama before an event at the Mulberry School for Girls in London, part of the Let Girls Learn Initiative.
The crowd watching Kodaline performing on the Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival, in Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight on Friday
Great Britain’s Nick Dempsey comes home to win the first race of the day during the Men’s RSX windsurfing on day five of the ISAF Sailing World Cup at Weymouth on Friday
Re-enactors dressed as soldiers from the era of the Battle of Waterloo travel on an escalator after attending a memorial unveiling at Waterloo Station in London on Wednesday. The new war memorial honours all of the allied forces who fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815
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Sheep in a field graze close to some of the Shaun the Sheep sculptures ahead of their delivery to Bristol on a farm near Goldcliff on Wednesday in Newport, Wales. From July until August the children’s charity is bringing 70 Shaun the Sheep sculptures to green spaces across Bristol and later in the year the flock will go to auction with funds raised going to The Grand Appeal, the Bristol’s children’s hospital charity