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. Read more
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’ Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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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 Read more