Britain’s Prince William is hugged by Chewbacca as British actor John Boyega smiles during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films.
A ship sits out in the North Sea near Tynemouth beach, North Tyneside, just before sunrise
An activist from the enviromental oganisation Greenpeace attaches a replica gas mask to the face of the statue of Nelson on Nelson’s column during a protest in Trafalgar Square, London. Greenpeace activists scaled numerous statues across the capital to highlight dangerous levels of pollution.
Prime Minister David Cameron helps to campaign for a ‘Remain’ vote in the forthcoming EU referendum at a phone centre in London today along with fellow pro EU campaigners, Lord Ashdown, Lord Kinnock and Tessa Jowell
The industrial landscape across the Dee Estuary at sunrise as steam rises from Deeside power station, Shotton Steelworks and other heavy industrial plants in Flint, Wales
A gallery assistant poses with a design included in the exhibition “Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” during a photo call preview at the V&A museum in London
Hannah Miley wins her heat in the Women’s Open 400m IM during day one of the British Swimming Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow
A Christie’s employee holds ‘The Mendes-France Baule Mask’ from Ivory Coast at Christies’s auction rooms in London. It will be auctioned in New York at the ‘Evolution of Form: African & Oceanic Art at the Genesis of Modernism’ on May 12
Freelance sculpture conservator Scarlett Hutchin, working for English Heritage, buffs wax polish applied to artist Adrian Jones’ sculpture, Quadriga, on top of Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. The landmark sculpture is being cleaned, repaired and re-waxed by a team of specialists as part of a major English Heritage conservation programme
Viconte Du Noyer ridden by jockey Jonathan Burke in the Betfred Red Rum Handicap Chase during the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
Junior doctors and staff members take part in a strike outside St Thomas’ Hospital on in London, England. Junior doctors in England are currently taking part in a 48 hour strike, their fourth in their long-running dispute with the government over contract changes.
Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, gestures at a baby as he speaks with customers during a visit to a cafe in Harlow, England. Mr Corbyn visited the Essex town to launch Labour Party’s local election campaign
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A man walks his dog on Aberavon beach in the shadow of the Tata Steel plant at Port Talbot on Wednesday. Indian owners Tata Steel put its British business up for sale yesterday, placing thousands of jobs at risk and hitting the already floundering UK steel industry.
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University of Edinburgh student Kengo Shibata is photographed today through the “Six Planet” Kaleidoscope which will be part of an exhibition of Kaleidoscopes celebrating the 200th anniversary of the instrument’s invention. The exhibition, presented by the Japan Kaleidoscope Museum and the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, is part of Edinburgh International Science Festival which runs in the Playfair Library in Edinburgh from 3-5 and 7-10 of April.
A City worker shields his eyes from the sun outside of the Bank of England in the City of London, Britain today.
The Airlander 10 airship, the world’s largest aircraft, is unveiled for the first time since being fully assembled at Cardington hanger in Bedfordshire. The 302ft long part plane, part airship was first developed for the US government as a long-endurance surveillance aircraft.
Racegoers watch the 1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival, England
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Robert Bushell, Captain of the MBNA Thames Clippers which ferries commuters and tourists up and down the river Thames, London. Bushell finds the morning shifts a struggle, especially the earliest which requires waking up at 2.30am to arrive at 4am. But once out of bed, he likes being out on the river so early. “It’s really peaceful he says, aside from the occasional tugboat or engineer surveying and repairing the bridges”. View the full photo story about the people who work on the river.
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Members of the Irish Guards during a visit by the Duke of Cambridge to the regiment’s St Patrick’s Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, west London
Britain’s Finance Minister George Osborne is pictured as he watches pupils during a netball lesson at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Garforth. Britain unleashed more austerity on Wednesday in its latest annual budget and cut its growth outlook, blaming the impact of global market turbulence rooted in China