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Junior Doctors Stage 24 Hour Strike Across NHS In England...LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 12:  A junior doctor carries a placard as she walks to join a picket outside Kings College Hospital on January 12, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. Junior doctors in England have gone on strike in a dispute with the government over a new contract. The doctors are only providing emergency cover during the 24-hour walkout, which started at 8:00am with the NHS so far postponing 4,000 routine treatments.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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A junior doctor carries a placard as she walks to join a picket outside Kings College Hospital in London. Junior doctors in England have gone on strike in a dispute with the government over a new contract 

Starling murmuration...Starlings perform a murmuration at sunset over Gateshead in Tyne and Wear. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 11, 2016. The reason for the spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defence mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Starlings perform a murmuration at sunset over Gateshead in Tyne and Wear 

A women lays flowers at a mural of British singer David Bowie in Brixton, birth place of the late David Bowie in London, Britain, 11 January 2016. Well-wishers have flocked to the Bowie mural to pay their respects following the announcement of his death. According to reports quoting David Bowie's son and his official Facebook page, Bowie, 69, has died on 10 January 2016 after a battle with cancer.

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A women lays flowers at a mural of British singer David Bowie in Brixton, birth place of the late David Bowie in London, Britain, on Monday. Well-wishers have flocked to the Bowie mural to pay their respects following the announcement of his death

The Flying Scotsman steam train prepares to leave Bury Bolton Street rail station in Bury, north west England, on the East Lancashire Railway. Britain's Flying Scotsman, the first steam locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour, was making its first run for more than a decade on Friday after a  4 million upgrade programme to bring it into line with modern regulations. Built in Doncaster in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway, the A1 class locomotive became famous when displayed at the British Empire Exhibition is London the following year.

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The Flying Scotsman steam train prepares to leave Bury Bolton Street rail station in Bury, north west England, on the East Lancashire Railway. Britain’s Flying Scotsman, the first steam locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour, was making its first run for more than a decade on Friday

Members of the Leominster Morris lead the crowd from the Boot Inn in Orleton near Leominster to the local apple orchard to take part in a their Twelfth Night wassailing ceremony

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Members of the Leominster Morris lead the crowd from the Boot Inn in Orleton near Leominster to the local apple orchard to take part in a their Twelfth Night wassailing ceremony

Storm Gertrude Brings More Weather Alerts To The UK...TEWKESBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 04:  Swans swim on flood waters sitting around Tewkesbury Abbey after weeks of heavy rain on January 4, 2016 in Tewkesbury, England. Storm Gertrude is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and the threat of more flooding to the UK as well as causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Swans swim on flood waters sitting around Tewkesbury Abbey after weeks of heavy rain Tewkesbury, England. Storm Gertrude is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and the threat of more flooding to the UK

Children look at Humboldt penguins swim in their pool during the stock take at London Zoo in London, Britain January 4, 2016

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Children look at Humboldt penguins swim in their pool during the stock take at London Zoo in London today

Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster as the New Year's Day celebrations begin in London.

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Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster as the New Year’s Day celebrations begin in London. 

Armed police officers in Westminster, London, as thousands of police including increased numbers of firearms officers will be on duty as the capital ushers in the New Year tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 31, 2015. Scotland Yard said there will be around 3,000 officers across central London as mayor Boris Johnson's fireworks display with Unicef brings in 2016. See PA story SOCIAL Year. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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An armed police officer in Westminster, London. Thousands of police including increased numbers of firearms officers will be on duty as the capital ushers in the New Year tonight 

A local man clears out his lock up that was inundated by flood water after the river Tweed burst it's banks flooding the area on December 31, 2015 in Peebles, Scotland. Storm Frank is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and flooding to the north of England and Scotland, causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure.

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A local man clears out his lock up that was inundated by flood water after the river Tweed burst it’s banks flooding the area in Peebles, Scotland. Storm Frank is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and flooding to the north of England and Scotland, causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure. 

People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire on the Winter Solstice to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 22, 2015

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People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire on the Winter Solstice to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year on Tuesday

Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas Eve on Monday in Salisbury, England. Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral for over 750 years since it was dedicated in 1258. It is thought that the foundation of the choir stretches back even further, with evidence of a song school in Salisbury as early as the 11th century.

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Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas Eve on Monday in Salisbury, England. Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral for over 750 years since it was dedicated in 1258

A colourful sky before sunrise on Whitley Bay beach, as December could be the mildest across a large part of England since records began more than 350 years ago

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A colourful sky before sunrise on Whitley Bay beach, as December could be the mildest across a large part of England since records began more than 350 years ago

Mine workers walk towards the pit head at Kellingley Colliery on its last day of operation in north Yorkshire, England

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Mine workers walk towards the pit head at Kellingley Colliery on its last day of operation in north Yorkshire, England, on Friday. Kellingley is the last deep coal mine to close in England, bringing to an end centuries of coal mining in Britain.

Leading Airman Sam Ashman, 29, from Yeovil, Somerset, with daughter Lexi, as he returns aboard HMS Lancaster to Portsmouth Naval Base after the Royal Navy Frigate completed a 35,000-mile voyage across four oceans. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 17, 2015

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Leading Airman Sam Ashman, 29, from Yeovil, Somerset, with daughter Lexi, as he returns aboard HMS Lancaster to Portsmouth Naval Base on Thursday after the Royal Navy Frigate completed a 35,000-mile voyage across four oceans

Glenridding after the river in the town in Cumbria burst its banks again following continued rainfall last night

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Glenridding after the river in the town in Cumbria burst its banks again following continued rainfall overnight on Thursday

St Paul's Choristers prepare to sing during a rehearsal at St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday in London, England. It is estimated that on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of December alone, more than 10,000 people will come through the doors of St Paul's for Christmas services

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St Paul’s Choristers prepare to sing during a rehearsal at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday in London, England

The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral's ice rink which will be open until the 3rd of January

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The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral’s ice rink on Tuesday

Flooding Chaos As Thousands Evacuated Across Northern England...CARLISLE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07:  Rescue teams carry people to safety through the flood water as they continue to to evacuate homes after Storm Desmond caused flooding on December 7, 2015 in Carlisle, England. Storm Desmond has brought severe disruption to areas of northern England with dozens of flood warnings remaining in place throughout the country. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Rescue teams carry people to safety through the flood water as they continue to to evacuate homes after Storm Desmond caused flooding in Carlisle, England. Storm Desmond has brought severe disruption to areas of northern England with dozens of flood warnings remaining in place throughout the country

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Sotheby’s staff carry the painting ‘The Lock’ by John Constable. It is estimated to sell between £8-12 million at Sotheby’s London, Old Masters & British Paintings Evening sale on December 9