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Chelsea Flower Show 2014 - Press Day...LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19:  Cacti are displayed in the Great Pavilion at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 19, 2014 in London, England. The prestigious gardening show opens to the general public on May 20, 2014, and features hundreds of stands and exhibition gardens.

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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 Honourab...Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen muster in the Abbey cloisters ahead of the arrival of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to attend the Order of the Bath Service at Westminster Abbey  in London on May 9, 2014. The service, held every four years, is always attended by Prince Charles but he is joined every eighth year by the Queen, who was last present in May 2006. The Queen is Sovereign Head of the military order while Charles is its Great Master. It originated in the medieval period when the honour was only conferred on a knight after he had performed a number of rituals designed to purify the inner soul - fasting, vigils and prayer, and cleansing by bathing. George I revived it in 1725 as a regular military order, to serve the purposes of the then prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, who required an additional source for political reward. The Order dates back to 1725 and uses Henry VII's Chapel in Westminster Abbey as its Chapel. The Queen is Sovereign Head of the Order of the Bath and Prince Charles is its Great Master. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS WPA POOLADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

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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 

Nigel Farage's European Election Campaign Tour Visits Bath...BATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 29:  UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage (R) talks to the media as he sits outside the Volunteer Rifleman's Arms pub, as he visits Bath to meet with party members, candidates and supporters on April 29, 2014 in Bath and North East Somerset, England.  Nigel Farage visited Bath as part of the UKIP tour ahead of next month's European elections.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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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

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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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.

Well-wishers greet the horse-drawn funeral cortege of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow as it arrives at the City of London Crematorium on March 24, 2014 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.

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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.

Budget 2014...A photographer adjusts a camera as 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. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 19, 2014. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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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.

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.