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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
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 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.
A couple take a photo in front of the Angel of the North on Monday evening in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. Temperatures dropped to near freezing on Tuesday morning.
A policeman stands outside a house in Park Street, near Borough Market in central London occupied by squatters after Southwark council on Monday sold the property for £2.96m. The squatters said they were protesting against the sale of public housing stock at a time when London is facing an affordability crisis. The auction of the derelict building, which dates back to 1820, attracted strong interest from property developers, buoyed by London’s booming housing market.
Portrait of Royal Air Force Marham’s squadron leader Chris Higgins, taken by senior aircraftman Tracey Dobson. The picture won in the portrait category of this year’s RAF photographic competition.
Former members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers prepare to march from Downing Street after handing in a petition to save the battalion in London, England. The campaigners later gathered outside the Houses of Parliament in protest against plans to withdraw the battalion as part of the Ministry of Defence plans to reduce the army by 20,000.
Members of Parliament pose for pictures with their pets during the annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition outside Parliament in London
Conservative leader and prime minister, David Cameron, delivers his keynote speech to close the party’s annual conference in Manchester on Wednesday.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, delivers a speech on Wednesday on the third day of the Conservative Party’s annual conference in Manchester, UK.
Delegates listen to speeches in the main hall on the second day of the Conservative party conference in Manchester, England. George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, unveiled a plan for the long-term unemployed to undertake work placements in order to receive their benefits.
Theresa May, British home secretary, is photographed in front of pictures of her predecessors at the Home Office on Friday.