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The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on February 18, 2015 in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside. It is 10 years today since the ban on hunting with hounds came into force after The Hunting Act was approved by parliament after 700 hours of debate in the house.

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The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on Wednesday in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside

A general view of the container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, West Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands

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The container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands, Scotland on Wednesday

he Dean of Ripon Cathedral John Dobson takes part in the annual Pancake Races with children from Ripon Cathedral School outside Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday February 17, 2015. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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The Dean of Ripon Cathedral John Dobson takes part in the annual Pancake Races with children from Ripon Cathedral School outside Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire.

A driverless vehicle known as a Lutz 'Pathfinder' Pod is pictured during a photocall in central London on February 11, 2015. The British government launched the first official trials of driverless cars Wednesday, but said it could be some years before driverless cars are a feature on the roads

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A driverless vehicle known as a Lutz ‘Pathfinder’ Pod in central London. The British government launched the first official trials of driverless cars on Wednesday

David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, at Google's headquarters in central London, February 9, 2015. Beckham announced the launch of a new fund, "7: David Beckham UNICEF Fund", named after his old shirt number.

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David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a Unicef goodwill ambassador at Google’s headquarters in central London. He announced the launch of the 7: David Beckham Unicef Fund, named after his Manchester United shirt number

An employee poses with a wall of Orchid Wander during a photocall for the 2015 'Orchids Festival' at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London on February 5, 2015.

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An employee arranges the plants on the Orchid Wander wall during the 2015 Orchids Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London

Event employee Martin positions place sticks for guests during preparations for British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) ceremony at the Royal Opera House in central London...Event employee Charlotte Martin positions place sticks for guests during preparations for British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) ceremony at the Royal Opera House in central London, February 4, 2015. The 2015 BAFTA Awards Ceremony takes place in London on February 8.

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Event employee Charlotte Martin positions place sticks for guests during preparations for this Sunday’s British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Bafta) at the Royal Opera House in central London on Wednesday

A swimmer reacts as he prepares to swim in the Serpentine lake after snow fall in central London

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A swimmer prepares to swim in the Serpentine lake after snow fall in central London on Tuesday.

Artist Katie Ashton puts the final touch to Yodaís Madame Tussauds wax figure in an atmospheric recreation of his Dagobah swamp scene Madame Tussauds London have announced a new multi-million pound Star Wars experience in collaboration with Disney UK & Ireland and Lucasfilm. Revealed today were the first wax figure, Jedi Master Yoda, and the first of 11 immersive, walk-in scenes - an atmospheric recreation of Yodaís Dagobah swamp. The attraction confirmed that the 11 scenes will bring to life iconic moments from Star Wars 1-6 and feature 16 favourite heroes and villains. For further information please contact Amy Sadler, Amy Williams or Claudia Parker at freerange communications ñ amys@freerange.eu, 0207 402 9966 PR Handout - Free to use as editorial content only in connection with stories related to this release.  © Mikael Buck  http://www.mikaelbuck.com

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Artist Katie Ashton puts the finishing touches to the wax figure of Yoda as part of a new Star Wars experience at Madame Tussauds in London. The collaboration with Disney UK & Ireland and Lucasfilm will feature 11 walk-in scenes that will bring iconic moments from Star Wars films to life and feature 16 heroes and villains. 

The four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta are brought together for the first time, as they are prepared for display at the British Library in central London, as part of its 800th anniversary.

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The four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta are brought together for the first time, as they are prepared for display at the British Library in central London, as part of its 800th anniversary.

TOPSHOTS Umbrellas protect condolence bo...TOPSHOTS Umbrellas protect condolence books for victims of the siege at the Lindt Cafe where three people, including the lone gunman, died in December 2014, from the rain before being signed by visiting British foreign and defence secretaries in Sydney on February 2, 2015. The visit to the site was held ahead of annual Australia-UK security talks. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

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Umbrellas are used to protect condolence books for victims of the siege at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney before they are signed by visiting British foreign and defence secretaries on Monday. Three people, including the lone gunman who took 17 hostages during the siege, died in December. The visit to the site was held ahead of annual Australia-UK security talks. 

The Havengore, the boat which carried Sir Winston Churchill along the Thames during his state funeral in 1965, is pictured with Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast in the background as it repeats its journey from the Tower of London to Westminster.

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The Havengore, the boat which carried Sir Winston Churchill along the Thames during his state funeral in 1965, is pictured with Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast in the background as it repeats its journey from the Tower of London to Westminster.

The statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected onto the rain covered pavement in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

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The statue of Britain’s former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected onto the rain covered pavement in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

Press preview for Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 Exhibition...WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: A member of the Royal Collection staff poses besides a portrait of the Duke of Wellington in the Waterloo Chamber during a press preview for Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 Exhibition at Windsor Castle on January 28, 2015 in Windsor, England. Paintings in the chamber will be on display with objects presented to George IV from the battle of Waterloo, which celebrates it's bicentennial this year. The exhibition opens at Windsor Castle from January 31, to January 13, 2016 as part of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo celebrations.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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A member of the Royal Collection staff poses besides a portrait of the Duke of Wellington in the Waterloo Chamber during a press preview for Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015 Exhibition at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Paintings in the chamber will be on display with objects presented to George IV from the battle of Waterloo, which celebrates it’s bicentennial this year. The exhibition opens at Windsor Castle from January 31, to January 13, 2016 as part of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo celebrations. 

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Conservator Lucy Ackland cleans Winston Churchill‘s memorial stone in Westminster Abbey on Thursday in London, England. Events, including a wreath laying ceremony at Westminster Abbey, are taking place this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death and state funeral of Britain’s wartime leader. 

Anti-fracking protestors demonstrate outside County Hall Preston, north west Engalnd, 28 January 2015.  Lancashire County Council are deciding on two planning applications that will set a precedent for fracking plans in England. The decision has been deferred for eight weeks after a a request from energy firm Cuadrilla.

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Anti-fracking protestors demonstrate outside County Hall Preston, north west England on Wednesday. Lancashire County Council are deciding on two planning applications that will set a precedent for fracking plans in England. The decision has been deferred for eight weeks after a a request from energy firm Cuadrilla

Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a posed bronze BAFTA mask, as he grinds and polishes partially finished mask for the BAFTA awards at a foundry in west London.

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Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a bronze mask, as he grinds and polishes a partially finished award for the BAFTA ceremony at a foundry in west London.

Jock VI, the current cat in residence at Chartwell, on a memorial bench during a preview of  Death of a Hero  exhibition at Winston Churchill's Chartwell family home. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 23, 2015.  The National Trust's Chartwell is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death with the exhibition.

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Jock VI, the current cat in residence at Chartwell, on a memorial bench during a preview of Death of a Hero exhibition at Winston Churchill’s Chartwell family home on Friday. The National Trust’s Chartwell is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death with the exhibition

A window cleaner works on a building in the financial district of Canary Wharf in London January 22, 2015. European shares rose for a six straight day early on Thursday as investors bet on the size and shape of a sovereign bond-buying programme the European Central Bank will set out later in the day.

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A window cleaner works on a building in the financial district of Canary Wharf in London

The cold spell continues as deer move through the fresh overnight snow at Raby Castle, in County Durham.

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The cold spell continues as deer move through the fresh overnight snow at Raby Castle, in County Durham, UK.