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Charlie the Clown played by 75 year old Karl Brenner, currently the oldest working professional clown in the world, waits backstage in Huntingdon, England. Mr Fips Wonder Circus is a small, family run circus, who during their latest season will travel up the east of England until their season draws to a close in November. They are a company of around 20 performers, all family and friends from the circus community and their youngest member is 12 years old and their oldest is 75 years old. The troupe formed three years ago when Jan Erik Brenner and his wife Carolyn decided that they wanted to return the circus to the intimacy and magic of their childhood memories, and now play to audiences of between 100 and 500 adults and children.

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Charlie the Clown played by 75 year old Karl Brenner, currently the oldest working professional clown in the world, waits backstage in Huntingdon, England. Mr Fips Wonder Circus is a small, family run circus, who during their latest season will travel up the east of England until their season draws to a close in November.

A woman views the Sutton Hoo Helmet on display in the new gallery 'Sutton Hoo and Europe AD 300-1100'  in the British Museum on March 25, 2014 in London, England. The exhibition in the museum's early medieval collections marks 75 years since the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure. The gallery's centrepiece are the archelogical finds from the Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk; one of Britain's most spectacular and important discoveries. The exhibition opens to the general public on March 27, 2014.

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A woman views the Sutton Hoo Helmet on display in the new gallery ‘Sutton Hoo and Europe AD 300-1100′ in the British Museum on Tuesday in London, England. The exhibition in the museum’s early medieval collections marks 75 years since the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure.

Horse Racing - 2014 Cheltenham Festival -  Champion Day - Cheltenham Racecourse...Racegoers check the form ahead of Champion Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 11, 2014. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credit should read:

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Racegoers at Cheltenham racecourse on the opening day of the 2014 festival Read more

Spring weather Mar 7th...A Red Squirrel, with a nut in it's mouth, jumps across a wall in Kielder Forest, Northumberland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 7, 2014. Kielder Forest is England's largest forest at 250 square miles and is home to the largest remaining Red Squirrel population in England. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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A red squirrel, with a nut in its mouth, jumps across a wall in Kielder Forest, Northumberland. Kielder Forest is England’s largest forest at 250 square miles and is home to the largest remaining red squirrel population in England Read more

Newfoundland dogs wait their turn to be shown during the first day of Crufts on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham central England. The annual event sees dog breeders from around the world compete in a number of competitions with one dog going on to win the "Best in Show" category.

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Newfoundland dogs wait their turn to be shown during the first day of Crufts on Thursday in Birmingham central England. The annual event sees dog breeders from around the world compete in a number of competitions with one dog going on to win the “Best in Show” category.

***BESTPIX***  Chelsea pensioners Plant World War One Memorial Meadow...LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04:  Chelsea Pensioners hold Poppy seeds at Cadogan Place Gardens on March 4, 2014 in London, England. As part of this year's Chelsea in Bloom Festival thousands of Flanders poppy seeds are being sown in this part of London to create a 'Memorial Meadow' to mark the centenary of World War I.

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Chelsea Pensioners hold poppy seeds at Cadogan Place Gardens in London. As part of this year’s Chelsea in Bloom Festival, thousands of Flanders poppy seeds are being sown in this part of London to create a ‘Memorial Meadow’ to mark the centenary of World War I. Read more

British army soldiers place sandbags at the entrance to a flooded house at Chertsey, England, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.  The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level for many years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London, including Chertsey which is about 30 miles west of central London. Some hundreds of troops have been deployed to assist with flood protection and to get medical assistance to the sick and vulnerable.

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British army soldiers place sandbags at the entrance to a flooded house at Chertsey, England. The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level for many years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London, including Chertsey which is about 30 miles west of central London.

Horses being exercised on the hilltops near Leyburn, North Yorkshire on the hilltops of the  Pennines as further snow is forecast for high ground across the UK.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 12, 2014.

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Horses being exercised on the hilltops near Leyburn, North Yorkshire on the hilltops of the Pennines as further snow is forecast for high ground across the UK.

A graveyard is seen underwater in the village of Moorland in south west England...A graveyard is seen underwater in the village of Moorland in south west England February 7, 2014. Many areas of the Somerset Levels have been underwater for over a month in the wettest January in Britain on record. Severe weather warnings for rain and gale force winds have been issued for the weekend. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A flooded graveyard in the village of Moorland in southwest England on Friday is just one of the many areas of the Somerset Levels that have been underwater for more than a month in the wettest January on record in Britain. Severe weather warnings for rain and gale force winds continue for the weekend

Preventive conservation co-ordinator at Historic Royal Palaces Jonathan Bridal inspects the Rubens ceiling paintings for damage during a conditioning survey at Banqueting House on January 21, 2014 in London, England. Flemish artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens painted the nine oil canvases for Charles I, they were installed in the hall in 1636. The three main canvasses depict The Union of the Crowns, The Apotheosis of James I and The Peaceful Reign of James I, since their creation, the paintings have undergone at least 14 restoration treatments including mounting the canvases permanently onto plywood boards in 1907. For the first time Historic Royal Palaces has taken paint samples of the coffering to determine past colour schemes.

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Preventive conservation co-ordinator at Historic Royal Palaces Jonathan Bridal inspects the Rubens ceiling paintings for damage during a conditioning survey at Banqueting House in London, England. Flemish artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens painted the nine oil canvases for Charles I, and they were installed in the hall in 1636.