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Edinburgh bakery Cuckoo’s launch their own referendum opinion poll survey, where you can buy your Yes, No or Undecided cupcake and the weekly results will be published on the bakery’s Facebook and Twitter sites

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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 (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. 

***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. 

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. 

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 

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 

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. 

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. 

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.

Horse Racing - The Paul's Place Raceday - Chepstow Racecourse...Andy Smith on his way to victory in the second heat during The William Hill Camel Derby at Chepstow Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 21, 2013. See PA Story RACING Chepstow. Photo credit should read:

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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. 

Crossrail construction...Crossrail worker Sam Agyeman, inspects the first completed section of Crossrail tunnel, after tunnelling machine Phyllis completed the 6.8 kilometre, 18-month journey between Royal Oak and Farringdon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 19, 2013. See PA story TRANSPORT Crossrail. Photo credit should read:

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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. 

Soccer goal posts are seen in the autumn mist at Dukes Meadows in Chiswick, west London...Soccer goal posts are seen in the autumn mist at Dukes Meadows in Chiswick, west London November 13, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Goalposts in the autumn mist at Dukes Meadows in Chiswick, west London, early on Wednesday morning. 

Autumn weather Oct 30th ...A couple take a photo in front of the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear as temperatures dropped to near freezing overnight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 29, 2013.

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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.

The Southwark Council Houses that today sold for £2.9 million. They were occupied this morning by people protesting at the sale of council homes. Photograph by: Rosie Hallam21-23 Park Street, London SE1. The Southwark Council Houses that today sold for £2.9 million. They were occupied this morning by people protesting at the sale of council homes. Photograph by: Rosie Hallam21-23 Park Street, London SE1. The Southwark Council Houses that today sold for £2.9 million. They were occupied this morning by people protesting at the sale of council homes.  Rosie Hallam

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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.

2013 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition...Ministry of Defence undated handout photo of a a portrait of Royal Air Force Marham's Squadron Leader Chris Higgins  by SAC Tracey Dobson part of the Portfolio Winner awarded to RAF Marham in this year's Royal Air Force Photographic Competition.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday October 23, 2013.  Photo credit should read: SAC Tracey Dobson/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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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.

Royal Regiment Of Fusiliers March Through Whitehall To Protest Against Disbandment Of The Regiment...LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15:  Former members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers prepare to march from Downing Street after handing in a petition to save the battalion on October 15, 2013 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's plans to reduce the army by 20,000.

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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.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne meet students at Peking University in Beijing where they addressed and held a Q&A with staff and students.

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Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and George Osborne, chancellor of the UK exchequer, hold a Q&A at Peking University in Beijing

Members of Parliament (MPs) pose for pictures during the 2013 Westminster Dog of the Year competition outside Parliament in London, Britain, 10 October 2013. Proud MPs gathered with their dogs outside parliament for the annual Westminster Dog of the Year award.

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Members of Parliament pose for pictures with their pets during the annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition outside Parliament in London