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A gallery staff member views Untitled (Diving Figure) by Antony Gormley, one of the works on display at in Yorkshire Sculpture Parks Longside Gallery as part of the ‘Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986′ exhibition in Barnsley, It features work of over 40 influential artists gathered mainly from the Arts Council Collection. The exhibition opens on April 1.
A bomb disposal expert checks the fuse on an unexploded first world war 1,000lb bomb which was discovered at a building site in south London. Residents were evacuated as bomb disposal experts worked to defuse the bomb.
Lance Corporal Liam Seer-Boylan of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards holds an original Waterloo Bugle during the official launch of this summer’s Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade, London. It will be will be played for the first time in 200 years during the Beating Retreat concert on the 10th and 11th of June.
Schoolchildren in London wear solar viewing glasses as they try to see a partial solar eclipse — about 85% in the UK capital — on Friday
Lemurs at Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England observe the solar eclipse on Friday
Photographers prepare for Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to leave Downing Street this morning.
Members of the public visit art project ‘The Temple’ in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. David Best’s installation hosts space for contemplation and remembrance, and people are encouraged to leave mementos, messages and photographs inside until Saturday, when ‘Temple’ and its contents will be ceremonially torched at dusk.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson plants flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens where he joined Kew apprentices, diploma students, and Kew horticulturist Carlos Magdalena to plant young Victoria Amazonica Waterlilies, a colourful hybrid of waterlilies and lotus plants, in the Princess of Wales Conservatory
A Royal Air Force Chinook flies over London during a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan on Friday in London, England
A visitor looks at the view from the Sky Garden terrace at 20 Fenchurch Street. Number 20 Fenchurch Street is London‘s newest skyscraper, known locally as The Walkie Talkie. The Sky Garden sits at the top of the 160 metre, 500 million GBP building and is now open to the public.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during the official naming of the P&O Cruises new flagship Britannia, in a glittering ceremony in which a bottle of British Wiston Estate Brut NV was broken against the hull of the 143,000 tons cruise ship in the port of Southampton, Britain,
Racegoers check the form on Champion Hurdle day, the first day of the Cheltenham festival
A man with his English Setters at the annual Crufts Dog Show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, Britain, on Thursday. The world’s largest dog show will be held until Sunday. The main competition is for the Best in Show award, the most coveted title sought by dog owners
Police officers stand outside the vehicle entrance after a van said to be carrying Nathan Matthews entered Bristol Magistrates Court in Bristol, England. The search for teenager Becky Watts ended when police investigating her disappearance found body parts at a house in Bristol. Her stepbrother Nathan Matthews has been charged with her murder whilst his girlfriend has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.