Cacti on display in the Great Pavilion at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. The society gardening show opens to the public on Tuesday and features hundreds of stands and exhibition gardens
Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen muster in Westminster Abbey cloisters ahead of the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II to attend the Order of the Bath Service. The service, held every four years, is always attended by the Prince of Wales but he is joined every eighth year by the Queen
UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage talks to the media as he sits outside the Volunteer Rifleman’s Arms pub, during a visit to Bath to meet party members, candidates and supporters
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The coffin of the late Tony Benn is carried into the grounds of Westminster Abbey and St Margaret’s Church for his funeral in London, England. Former Labour cabinet minister and opponent to the Iraq War Tony Benn, died at the age of 88 on March 14, 2014.
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Well-wishers greet the horse-drawn funeral cortege of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow as it arrives at the City of London Crematorium on Monday in London, England. Mr Crow, the outspoken leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union, died of a suspected heart attack, aged 52, on March 11, 2014.
Media wait outside 11 Downing Street, the official London residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of George Osborne’s Budget speech in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
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Edinburgh bakery Cuckoo’s launches a referendum opinion poll where customers can buy their Yes, No or Undecided cupcake and the weekly results will be published on the bakery’s Facebook and Twitter sites
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.
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.
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.
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, at the Senate House, London, on Friday morning, where he set out his view on the UK economy
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
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.
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 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.
A glowing sunrise over Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, UK.
Jockey Andy Smith guides his mount to victory in the second qualifying heat for the William Hill Camel Derby at Chepstow racecourse in Wales on Thursday.
A worker inspects the first completed section of London’s new Crossrail tunnel, which will provide new train links across the UK capital to Heathrow airport. Tunnelling machine Phyllis completed the 6.8km section between Royal Oak in the west and central Farringdon after 18 months of work. Crossrail, Europe’s largest construction project, is expected to be finished in 2019.
Goalposts in the autumn mist at Dukes Meadows in Chiswick, west London, early on Wednesday morning.