Puffins join Shags and Guillemot birds on the Farne Islands just off the Northumberland coast for the start of the breading season. Rangers on one of Britain’s most important seabird colonies are hoping for a more successful summer after flooding wreaked havoc last year
A ship sits out in the North Sea near Tynemouth beach, North Tyneside, just before sunrise
Freelance sculpture conservator Scarlett Hutchin, working for English Heritage, buffs wax polish applied to artist Adrian Jones’ sculpture, Quadriga, on top of Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. The landmark sculpture is being cleaned, repaired and re-waxed by a team of specialists as part of a major English Heritage conservation programme
Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, gestures at a baby as he speaks with customers during a visit to a cafe in Harlow, England. Mr Corbyn visited the Essex town to launch Labour Party’s local election campaign
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University of Edinburgh student Kengo Shibata is photographed today through the “Six Planet” Kaleidoscope which will be part of an exhibition of Kaleidoscopes celebrating the 200th anniversary of the instrument’s invention. The exhibition, presented by the Japan Kaleidoscope Museum and the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, is part of Edinburgh International Science Festival which runs in the Playfair Library in Edinburgh from 3-5 and 7-10 of April.
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Robert Bushell, Captain of the MBNA Thames Clippers which ferries commuters and tourists up and down the river Thames, London. Bushell finds the morning shifts a struggle, especially the earliest which requires waking up at 2.30am to arrive at 4am. But once out of bed, he likes being out on the river so early. “It’s really peaceful he says, aside from the occasional tugboat or engineer surveying and repairing the bridges”. View the full photo story about the people who work on the river.
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Members of the Irish Guards during a visit by the Duke of Cambridge to the regiment’s St Patrick’s Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, west London
A 360 view of the Painted Hall at Chatsworth House in Chatsworth, England. Chatsworth House, Garden and Farmyard opens on Saturday for the new season which includes an exhibition of the glittering social circle of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire through the photos of Cecil Beaton, Dan Pearsons award winning Chelsea Flower Show garden and the celebration of the Grand Tour through the eyes and collection of the Devonshire Family.
Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to Felixstowe Port in Suffolk. Cameron has warned that Britain has “100 days to secure our future” as the mastermind behind his general election victory said the EU referendum is hanging in the balance
Runners take a jump in the Forba Gold Cup Handicap Steeple Chase at Ludlow Racecourse, England
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addresses a press conference at the Frontline Club via video link from the Ecuadorian embassy, Central London
Crowds gather as a sperm whale lies dead after becoming stranded on a beach between Old Hunstanton and Holme in Hunstanton, England. The whale is the 29th to have died after beaching in Europe in the past two weeks
A bronze statue is sanded to create a BAFTA mask at New Pro Foundries in West Drayton, Middlesex, ahead the ceremony later this month. New Pro Foundries has been making the bronze casts since the ceremony was created in 1976
A dog walker on the east coast near Whitley Bay, Northumberland, as rare Nacreous clouds form over the coastline
Transport for London worker Paul Burke pushes a trolley loaded with items of lost property at the Transport for London Lost Property Office, which sorts and stores the items left on London’s public transport system. Last year 22% of the 302,714 items handed in were returned to their rightful owners, London
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with imam Qari Asim, and Shabana Muneer, a member of the mosque’s women’s group, as he visits the Makkah Masjid Mosque in Leeds
A section of “The Travellers” by Cedric Le Borgne is seen suspended above St. James’s Square before being illuminated as part of the “Lumiere” festival in London, Britain
A man walks his dog through the snow under the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, as the UK braced for a new wave of bad weather after forecasters issued warnings of heavy snow in parts of England and Scotland on Thursday
A junior doctor carries a placard as she walks to join a picket outside Kings College Hospital in London. Junior doctors in England have gone on strike in a dispute with the government over a new contract