Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, and his wife Justine Thornton, following his keynote speech at the party’s autumn conference in Brighton. Read more
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 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
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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.
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
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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
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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
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 the city’s Greville Smyth Park, in preparation for the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013.