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 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 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
The cold spell continues as deer move through the fresh overnight snow at Raby Castle, in County Durham, UK.
The sun rises over the River Brue on the Somerset Levels as temperatures in parts of the southwest drop below freezing.
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A member of the Serpentine Swimming Club enjoys a brisk early morning swim on Monday in the lake in Hyde Park in London, England
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A general view of Loch Lomond from Duncryne in Gartochran, Scotland. Temperatures in parts of Scotland have fallen to as low as minus 12 degrees Celsius during what forecasters say has been the coldest night of the winter so far.
A Gallery visitor views Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782, by John Singleton Copley during the Guildhall Art Gallery’s re-launch following a re-hang for the first time in 15 years at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London on Thursday
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A man walks along the famous Dark Hedges avenue of trees on Wednesday in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The province experienced heavy snowfall as a cold weather front hit the northern part of the UK today causing traffic disruption and school closures
Donald Boa from Scottish Canals grits the surrounding paths by The Kelpies, at the Forth and Clyde Canal during the cold weather.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the economy in Nottingham, central England.
A model presents a creation from the Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 collection during ‘London Collections: Men’ in London. The four-day event showcases men’s fashion a month before London Fashion week
A doorman wearing a top hat is seen opening the main entrance to the Bank of England in London. The pound dropped to a 17-month low against the dollar amid speculation Bank of England policy makers will keep interest rates at a record low throughout 2015.
A tug boat helps maneuver the world’s largest container ship, the CSCL Globe, operated by China Shipping Container Lines Co., ahead of docking at the Port of Felixstowe, a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., in Felixstowe, U.K., on Wednesday.
Penguins swim in their pool during the annual stock take at London Zoo on Monday. Caring for more than 750 different species, London Zoo keepers started the New Year with the task of counting every single animal
Cargo ship Hoegh Osaka lies on its side after being deliberately run aground on the Bramble Bank in the Solent estuary, near Southampton, England. The vessel was beached on Saturday after it began to list.
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The Ukrainian Cossack Stunt team perform during day seven of the Olympia London International Horse Show at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London on Monday
A man has his head shaved inside the stone circle at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, where people are gathering to celebrate the Winter solstice on Monday