A wall defaced with a pro independence slogan in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland, as the Scottish independence referendum campaign continues
Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s UK Independence Party party, laugh as they walk through the town centre of Clacton-on-Sea.
Wind turbines at Blyth in Northumberland, UK, at sunset on Sunday night.
Prime Minister David Cameron is the first prime minister to visit the Shetland Islands in 34 years, following the visit of Margaret Thatcher in 1980. He rode on the fishing boat ‘Radiant Star’ in the Scalloway area of the islands.
Public sector workers and members of the Unison union gather outside the Houses of Parliament in central London as they take part in the one-day walkout as part of disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts.
Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Labour Party, delivers a speech at the ‘Policy Network Conference’ held in the Science Museum, London, England. The conference, hosted by the Policy Network think tank, is convened under the title: ‘On how Britain can build a strong, sustainable and inclusive economy for the future’
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie leave the Old Bailey court in London on Tuesday. Ms Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch‘s British newspaper arm, was acquitted of orchestrating a campaign to hack into phones and bribe officials in the hunt for exclusive news
Angelina Jolie, the American actress and special UN envoy, and her husband actor Brad Pitt, arrive on the fourth day of the Global Summit in London to end sexual violence in conflict. Ms Jolie and William Hague, the British foreign secretary, launched the summit as they strive to end rape in war and the ‘culture of impunity’ and to call for more prosecutions
A man stands on the deck of the brightly painted former pilot ship The Edmund Gardner at the Albert Dock in Liverpool. The ship has been newly painted by artist Carlos Cruz-Diez using the idea of ‘Dazzle’ camouflage which was a system of camouflaging used by allied shipping in the First World War in an attempt to confuse German submarines and is part of the Liverpool Biennial art festival
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Queen Elizabeth leaves Buckingham Palace to attend the state opening of parliament. She will reveal the coalition government’s legislative programme in a speech delivered to members of parliament and peers in The House of Lords.
UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage smiles as he talks to reporters. Early local election results announced overnight show substantial gains for Ukip
British prime minister David Cameron and London mayor Boris Johnson wait for a train at Newark station in central England following a visit to the town were they campaigned ahead of the Newark by-election which is to be held on June 5
Ukip candidate Winston McKenzie waits for Nigel Farage, the anti-Brussels party’s leader, in Croydon, South London. Mr Farage decided not to attend the event in the end. The party is expected to gain a landslide victory in the European elections
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Labour party leader Ed Miliband speaks to supporters at Bloxwich Leisure Centre in Walsall, England. During his speech Mr Miliband said any future Labour government would set a statutory minimum wage target linked to average earnings
People are silhouetted on a sunny morning as they walk past the columns of the Bank of England in the City of London. Sterling eased on Monday, on growing talk the BoE will step in to cool the UK housing market, which would allow the central bank to keep interest rates lower for longer to sustain recovery elsewhere in the economy
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.