UK politics

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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 BeijingRead more

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

Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister, David Cameron, delivers his keynote speech to close the conference in Manchester.

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Conservative leader and prime minister, David Cameron, delivers his keynote speech to close the party’s annual conference in Manchester on Wednesday.