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Sunrise Over The Somerset Levels...SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 04:  The dawn sun begins to clear the mist and fog lingering in fields close to the city of Wells on September 4, 2013 in Somerset, England. Parts of the UK are set to enjoy a late summer heatwave today, with temperatures possibly reaching 28C in central, eastern and southern England, with temperatures predicted to climb even higher tomorrow.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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The sun begins to clear the mist and fog lingering over fields close to the city of Wells in Somerset, England.

Local resident Kip Parker demonstrates as police escort a lorry to the entrance of a site run by Cuadrilla Resources, outside the village of Balcombe in southern England...Local resident Kip Parker demonstrates as police escort a lorry to the entrance of a site run by Cuadrilla Resources, outside the village of Balcombe in southern England September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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Local resident Kip Parker protests against “fracking” from the comfort of an armchair in the village of Balcombe in southern England. Demonstrators have set up camp in the village in opposition to exploratory drilling by Cuadrilla Resources. Read more

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, delivers his address to business leaders on August 28, 2013 in Nottingham, England. Carney's first policy speech as Bank of England governor is his chance to address investor doubts that he can keep interest rates on hold at a record low until at least late 2016. During his speech, Carney said officials are ready to add stimulus if investor expectations for higher interest rates rise too far and undermine the recovery.

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Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, delivers his address to business leaders on Wednesday in Nottingham, England. Mr Carney’s first policy speech as Bank of England governor is his chance to address investor doubts that he can keep interest rates on hold at a record low until at least late 2016. During his speech, Mr Carney said officials were ready to add stimulus if investor expectations for higher interest rates rose too far and undermined the recovery.

Birds Are Recorded At One Of The Worlds Largest Ringing Stations...RYE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21:  A warbler is weighed at a ringing hut on a private reserve in East Sussex on August 21, 2013 in Rye, United Kingdom. The BTO are currently in the process of recording migrating hirundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. The reserve is close to the East Sussex coast, and forms an ideal habitat for many resident and migratory birds, comprising of low lying reedbeds and marshy peat bog. The site is one of the worlds largest ringing stations, and with the help of BTO staff, trained ringers and volunteers as many as 1000 hirundines can be ringed in one evening at this time of year. Many other birds are also ringed including Nightjar, Grasshopper Warbler and Sparrowhawk. Volunteers capture the birds using long mist nets which are erected and run through the reedbeds before the birds come in to roost every evening. The birds details are then recorded before being released the following morning to contiinue it's journey. The Information gathered including age, weight and sex allows the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns which is important for conservation.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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A warbler is weighed at a ringing hut on a private reserve in East Sussex, Rye, UK. The British Trust for Ornithology is in the process of recording migrating hirundines and other birds at the reserve. Hirundines comprise of Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows, all of which roost in high numbers on the reserve over summer before continuing their migratory route back to Africa. The information gathered, including age, weight and sex, allows the BTO to monitor long-term population and global migration patterns, which is important for conservation Read more

Military Graduation Parade In Harrogate...HARROGATE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15:  Junior Soldiers from 19 Platoon, Burma Company make final preparations before a graduation parade for Junior Soldiers on August 15, 2013 in Harrogate, England. The Army Foundation College in Harrogate opened in 1998 and provides training for soldiers destined for all the Army's career paths and provides training for 1344 junior soldiers. During their time at the college the students are taught basic military skills and can achieve vocational qualifications, City and Guilds apprenticeships and take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The graduation parade is the largest in Europe and is only exceeded in size by the Trooping of the Colour in London. Following the parade the students will go on for further specialist training before finally joining their units and moving forward with their military careers.  (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

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Junior Soldiers from 19 Platoon, Burma Company make final preparations before a graduation parade on Thursday in Harrogate, England. The Army Foundation College in Harrogate opened in 1998 and provides training for soldiers destined for all the Army’s career paths and provides training for 1344 junior soldiers. During their time at the college the students are taught basic military skills and can achieve vocational qualifications, City and Guilds apprenticeships and take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The graduation parade is the largest in Europe and is only exceeded in size by the Trooping of the Colour in London. Read more

Mervyn, now Lord King, also received a £597 silver napkin ring and a £2,505 sculpture of German playwright and scientist Johann von Goethe when he retired on July 1. The £13,000-worth of gifts were all paid for by the Bank of England, which is owned by the country. Three events were also held to mark his departure, which came to more than £10,000. An evening reception on June 26 cost £4,672, while a £3,450 dinner was held the following day. Another dinner was held on June 28 at a cost of £3,800, with the flowers and invitations for the three events coming to £1,501. The information emerged following a freedom of information request from msn.com, with the Bank of England insisting the gift of the silver napkin ring is normal for all departing senior directors. See PA story ECONOMY King. Photo credit should read: Diana Blakeney/Bank of England/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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On stepping down as governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King was presented with this portrait of himself by artist Diana Blakeney. In addition to the £10,000 painting Sir Mervyn, now Lord King, received a £597 silver napkin ring and a £2,505 sculpture of German playwright and scientist Johann von Goethe when he retired on July 1. The £13,000-worth of gifts were all paid for by the Bank of England, which is owned by the country. Three events were also held to mark his departure, which came to more than £10,000. The information emerged following a freedom of information request from msn.com, with the Bank of England insisting the gift of the silver napkin ring is normal for all departing senior directors Read more

England And Scotland Fans Arrive To Renew The Oldest Rivalry In football

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A football fan sits on a statue in Trafalgar Square ahead of a friendly match between England and Scotland on Wednesday night in London. The national teams will meet at Wembley stadium for their first international in 14 years

urfers Descend On Newquay For The Annual Boardmasters Festival...NEWQUAY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Angus Scotney of Great Britain competes in a pro-juniors heat of the Boardmasters pro-surfing competition on Fistral Beach on August 7, 2013 in Newquay, England. Since 1981, the Boardmasters surfing competition -  which is part of a larger five-day surf, skate and music festival - has been an integral part of the British surf scene and has grown from humble beginnings, to one of the biggest events on the British surfing calendar. It now attracts professional surfers from across the globe to compete on the Cornish beach that is seen by many as the birthplace of modern British surfing.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Angus Scotney of Great Britain on Wednesday competes in a pro-juniors heat of the Boardmasters pro-surfing competition on Fistral Beach in Newquay, England. The Boardmasters surfing competition has been an integral part of the British surf scene since 1981 and has grown from humble beginnings to one of the biggest events on the British surfing calendar. Read more

Hot air balloons float over Bristol after taking off from Greville Smyth Park, Bristol in preparation for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013, which will see balloon pilots from all over the world gather in Ashton Court Estate for the four day festival.

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Hot-air balloons float over Bristol after taking off from the city’s Greville Smyth Park, in preparation for the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013.

Summer weather July 31...Sycamore Gap on Hadrians Wall in Northumberland, which featured in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves as as it was announced that July was the warmest, driest and sunniest since 2006. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 31, 2013. See PA story WEATHER July

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Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, UK, which featured in the film ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves’. It was announced that July was the warmest, driest and sunniest since 2006. Read more