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Blizzards sweep through Kielder in Northumberland, as snow covers the area

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Blizzards sweep through Kielder in Northumberland, as snow covers the area

Giant waves hit the lighthouse wall in Whitehaven, as the stormy weather is causing disruption across parts of the UK with power cuts, ferry and train cancellations and difficult driving conditions. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 10, 2014. The Met Office has issued an amber ''be prepared'' warning for the west coast of Scotland, the Highlands and Islands, Orkney, Shetland and Northern Ireland as a so-called "weather bomb" batters the country

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Giant waves hit the lighthouse wall in Whitehaven, as the stormy weather is causing disruption across parts of the UK with power cuts, ferry and train cancellations and difficult driving conditions on Wednesday

Crossrail development of Farringdon platform in London, as more than 23 miles (nearly 90%) of train tunnels are now complete, with tunnelling due to finish in spring next year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 28, 2014. Six of Crossrail   s eight tunnelling machines have now completed their drives.

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A view of the Farringdon platform part of the Crossrail development in London, as more than 23 miles (nearly 90%) of train tunnels are now complete, with tunnelling due to finish in spring next year

Lego figures are displayed on the opening day of BRICK 2014 at the Excel Centre on November 27, 2014 in London, England. The four day event showcases creations by some of the world's best Lego builders and runs until November 30th.

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Lego figures are displayed on the opening day of BRICK 2014 at the Excel Centre on Thursday in London, England. The four day event showcases creations by some of the world’s best Lego builders and runs until Sunday

A couple stand under light reflected from a mirrorball installation among evergreen firs as part of the Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, which opens officially on FridayPRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 26, 2014. Visitors to the attraction will find a host of sound and light exhibits to interact with, including a tree that will illuminate in response to someone singing to it, a bike powered display, mirrorballs and smoke effects

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A couple stand under light reflected from a mirrorball installation among evergreen firs as part of the Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, which opens officially on Friday

 A woolly mammoth skeleton is displayed at Summers Place Auctions on November 26, 2014 in Billingshurst, England. The ice age mammoth skeleton, complete with tusks, fetched  189,000 to a telephone bidder. The woolly mammoth died out about 10,000 years ago. Errol Fuller, the curator of the sale, said: 'This is a virtually complete Mammoth skeleton with beautiful tusks, which makes it particularly rare. Its impressive size of 3.5 metres  (11'6) height and 5.5 metres (18') long, suggests it may be a male Mammoth and may have weighed up to six tonnes in its lifetime'.

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A woolly mammoth skeleton is displayed at Summers Place Auctions on Wednesday in Billingshurst, England. The ice age mammoth skeleton, complete with tusks, fetched £189,000 to a telephone bidder

A general view of the sunrise over Hawes, Wensleydale. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 24, 2014.

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A general view of the sunrise over Hawes, Wensleydale on Monday morning

Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) poses for photographers in front of the party's offices in Rochester, England, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, a day after a special election. UKIP, Britain's anti-immigration party, UKIP, has easily won its second seat in parliament as Mark Reckless,  a former Conservative lawmaker ran well ahead of his old party. Reckless, the second Conservative to leave the party and win a seat for UKIP, won 42 percent of the vote in a special election in the Rochester & Strood constituency in southeast England.

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Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, stands in front of party offices in Rochester, England on Friday. Ukip, Britain’s anti-immigration party, won its second seat in parliament as Mark Reckless, a former Conservative MP, was elected ahead of his old party

A man carries placards that read "Free education. Tax the rich" in preparation for a student march against university fees in London on November 19, 2014. The demonstration organised by the Student Assembly Against Austerity, alongside the Young Greens and National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts demands free education and an end to tuition fees, education cuts and student debt.

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A man carries placards that read ‘Free education. Tax the rich’ in preparation for a student march against university fees in London on Wednesday

Johanna Puisto, sculpture conservator at The V&A, unveils a cast of Michaelangelo's David at Victoria & Albert Museum on November 10, 2014 in London, England.

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Johanna Puisto, a sculpture conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, unveils a cast of Michelangelo’s David on Monday in London, England