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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
The container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands, Scotland on Wednesday
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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 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. He announced the launch of the 7: David Beckham Unicef Fund, named after his Manchester United shirt number
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 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 prepares to swim in the Serpentine lake after snow fall in central London on Tuesday.
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.
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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 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.