Actors dressed as zombies exit Bank Station in London as peer-to-peer lender RateSetter highlights the issue of “zombie” savings accounts with lifeless returns. The independent study commissioned by RateSetter found that 79 per cent of Britons did not check their savings returns against inflation, with some falling as low as 0.1 per cent, earning just £1 a year on savings of £1,000.
Fire tugs spray jets of water into the air as HMS Illustrious returns to Portsmouth Royal Navy base almost a month later than planned after being diverted to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
The Thames Barrier aims to prevent London, UK from being flooded by exceptionally high tides and storm surges moving up from the North Sea. After a period of recent storms and heavy rain, forecasters are warning that there is still more bad weather to come over the next few days.
Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Members of the public enjoy an ice skating rink in the courtyard of Somerset House on Monday in London, England.
Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Eve Grayson, a Cairngorm reindeer herder, feeds the deer on Monday in Aviemore, Scotland. Reindeer were introduced to Scotland in 1952 by Swedish Sami reindeer herder, Mikel Utsi.
Jockey Andy Smith guides his mount to victory in the second qualifying heat for the William Hill Camel Derby at Chepstow racecourse in Wales on Thursday. Read more
Road signs erected on a London street by taxi company Hailo show hazards that their drivers believe should be introduced into the UK highway code. Read more
The MOL Caledon container ship, operated by Mitsui OSK Lines, is moored at the dock at DP World’s newly operational London Gateway deep-sea container terminal port in Stanford-Le-Hope on Thursday
Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Image
Students from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, on Monday cover themselves with foam to honour the ‘academic family’ . The ‘raisin weekend’ is held every November in the university’s St Salvator’s Quad. A gift of raisins (now foam) is traditionally given by first-year students to their elders to thank them for their guidance. The first-years in exchange receive a receipt in Latin.
A murmuration of starlings fly close to power lines at sunset near Gretna, Scotland.