UK politics

Rebekah Brooks (2nd L), former News Inte...Rebekah Brooks (2nd L), former News International chief executive smiles as she arrives with her husband Charlie (L) for the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey court in London on February 19, 2014.  Eight defendants are on trial in the case, including former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson. They all deny the charges, which arise from the scandal that shut the News of the World in July 2011.

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Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, arrives with her husband Charlie for the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey court in London. Eight defendants are on trial in the case, including former News of the World editors Mrs Brooks and Andy Coulson. They all deny the charges, which arise from the scandal that shut the News of the World in July 2011. Read more

***BESTPIX***  Aerial Views Show The Extent Of The Flooding On The Somerset Levels...BRIDGWATER, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 10:  Water surrounds flooded properties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels on February 10, 2014 in Somerset, England. Thousands of acres of the Somerset Levels have been under water for weeks, yet flood levels are still rising and worryingly, more rain is forecast for later this week.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Marooned properties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels, England. Thousands of acres in the area have been under water for weeks, yet flood levels are still rising and more rain is forecast. Read more

PM to press Hollande on EU reform...Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande arrive at The Swan Inn at Swinbrook in Oxfordshire today where they met the landlord, Archie Orr-Ewing (left) and had lunch. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 31, 2014. See PA story POLITICS Hollande.

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron and President François Hollande of France have a chat with Archie Orr-Ewing, landlord of The Swan Inn at Swinbrook in Oxfordshire. The two leaders had lunch at the pub on Friday. Read more

An Andy Warhol, Chairman Mao and a Red Gerhard Richter are unpacked in the Sothebys warehouse, West London.

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An Andy Warhol, Chairman Mao and a Red Gerhard Richter are unpacked in the Sotheby’s warehouse, West London.

Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, sets out his view on the economy ahead of the next general election at the Senate house, London this morning.

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Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour party, at the Senate House, London, on Friday morning, where he set out his view on the UK economy Read more

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (...Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (4th L) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson (3rd R) are pictured during a visit to a Crossrail construction site underneath Tottenham Court Road in central London, on January 16, 2014. The Crossrail project, which is expected to be completed in 2018, will link Berkshire, west of London with Essex, east of London.

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David Cameron, UK prime minister, and mayor of London Boris Johnson visit a Crossrail construction site underneath Tottenham Court Road in central London. Crossrail, which is expected to start running in 2018, will link Berkshire, west of London, with Essex, east of London. Mr Cameron is pictured fourth from left, Mr Johnson third from the right Read more

General Images Of The City's Economy As U.K. Disposable Income Increases...Pedestrians make their way towards the Millennium Bridge in London, U.K., on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. U.K. disposable income rose for a second quarter in the three months through September and the savings ratio declined, highlighting the dependency of Britain's recovery on consumer spending. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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Pedestrians make their way towards the Millennium Bridge in London. UK disposable income rose for a second quarter in the three months to September and the savings ratio declined, highlighting the dependency of Britain’s economic recovery on consumer spending. Read more

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander make their way to the commons to deliver their autumn statement.

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George Osborne, UK chancellor, and Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, make their way to the House of Commons to deliver the 2013 Autumn Statement.

A protester, name not given, demonstrates against rising energy prices outside the headquarters of energy provider Npower in London's City financial district, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Hundreds of people from protest groups including UK Uncut and Fuel Poverty Action demonstrated against the rising energy prices.

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A protester demonstrates against rising energy prices outside the headquarters of energy provider Npower in London’s financial district. Hundreds of people from protest groups including UK Uncut and Fuel Poverty Action demonstrated against the rising energy prices. Read more

Autumn weather Nov 26th...A glowing sunrise this morning over Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 26, 2013.

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A glowing sunrise over Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, UK.