16 May 2018
Wing Commander John Butcher, Commanding Officer of 617 Squadron, left, jokes with Britain’s last surviving ‘Dambuster’, Squadron Leader George “Johnny” Johnson, during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the ‘Dambusters’ raids, at RAF Coningsby. The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was hoping to fly one of the two remaining Avro Lancaster bombers over the Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs, but high winds prevented the aircraft from taking off. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the RAF and the 75th anniversary of the 617 Squadron Dambusters operation. The Dambuster raids, or ”peration Chastise’ was an attack on German dams on 16-17 May 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, using an innovative ‘bouncing bomb’, which skimmed on the surface of the reservoir before hitting the dam wall and exploding.
15 May 2018
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks as British Prime Minister Theresa May listens during a press conference after their meeting at 10 Downing Street. Erdogan is in the UK for a three-day visit, which includes a closing lecture at the Tatlidil Forum in Oxford, an audience with The Queen and talks with Theresa May.
14 May 2018
The funeral cortege of Alfie Evans goes past Everton’s Goodison Park ground in Liverpool. Doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool stopped providing life-support treatment to Alfie last month after his parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, lost two rounds of fights in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.
13 May 2018
Daisy May Cooper, the winner of the Female in a Comedy award for ‘This Country’, with her Bafta.
12 May 2018
Thousands of union members march through central London demanding a ‘new deal’ for workers, in an event organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
11 May 2018
Jeremy Corbyn with shipbuilding apprentices at the Fairfield Ship Building Museum in Govan. During a speech a he called for navy shipbuilding contracts to stay in the UK.
10 May 2018
Dominick Chilcott, right, British ambassador in Turkey, hands over a letter of apology from the UK government to Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj, at the British Consulate, in Istanbul. Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, allege they were detained in southeast Asia in 2004 and sent to Libya to be interrogated by the regime of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Britain acknowledged Thursday that its intelligence agents played a role in the kidnapping and torture of an opponent of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, a rare admission of wrongdoing by British spies.
9 May 2018
The coffin of former House of Commons speaker Lord Michael Martin, followed by his widow Mary, is carried from St Aloysius in Glasgow after his funeral. The former Labour MP died on Sunday April 29 after a short illness at the age of 72.
8 May 2018
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Labour MP Heidi Alexander. Ms Alexander is standing down from Parliament after being confirmed as London’s deputy mayor for transport, replacing current deputy mayor Val Shawcross.
7 May 2018
Arsene Wenger bids farewell to Arsenal football club and the stadium he helped to build in more ways than one. It was Wenger’s final home game of after 22 years in charge. Arsenal sent him off with a 5-0 victory over Burnley.
6 May 2018
Manchester City celebrate with the trophy after winning the Premier League title.
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5 May 2018
Anti-independence supporters wave Union Jack flags as thousands of demonstrators march in support of Scottish independence through the streets of Glasgow.
4 May 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May with her supporters during a visit to Wandsworth Town Hall, where the Conservative Party retained control of Wandsworth Council in the local elections.
3 May 2018
Jeremy Corbyn outside a polling station in Islington after voting in the local elections.
2 May 2018
A memorial to George Michael outside his house in Highgate, north London. George Michael’s family have since asked fans to remove their tributes from outside the late singer’s former homes for the sake of his neighbours.
1 May 2018
Leicester Morrismen during May Day celebrations at Bradgate Park in Newtown Linford, Leicestershire.
30 April 2018
Sajid Javid outside the Home Office in Westminster after he was appointed as the new Home Secretary.
29 April 2018
Celtic celebrate after winning they confirmed winning the Scottish Premiership by beating rivals Rangers 5-0 at Celtic Park.
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28 April 2018
People release balloons outside Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, following the death on Saturday morning of Alfie Evans, who was being treated at the hospital. The 23-month-old died at 2.30am, parents Kate James and Thomas Evans said on Facebook. The youngster was at the centre of a legal battle over his treatment that touched hearts around the world.
27 April 2018
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, center, during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels. NATO held its last major meeting in its old headquarters, with talks focused on strained ties with Russia, a fresh peace effort in Afghanistan and a new training mission for Iraq.
26 April 2018
A protester wearing a mask depicting Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, flanked by two protesters wearing angry emoji masks protest outside Portcullis House in central London. Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer appeared infront of British Members of Parliament on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in the wake of allegations that information on millions of its users was misused.
25 April 2018
Members of the military work in the Maltings shopping area, close to the bench where Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found critically ill seven weeks ago. The area around the bench where the couple collapsed is one of nine sites to be cleaned in an operation that is likely to take several months.
24 April 2018
A statue in honour of the first female Suffragette Millicent Fawcett is unveiled as Prime Minister Theresa May and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan look on during a ceremony in Parliament Square. The statue of womens suffrage leader Millicent Fawcett is the first monument of a woman and the first designed by a woman, Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing OBE, to take a place in parliament Square.
23 April 2018
Prince William arrives at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital with his children Prince George and Princess Charlotte after his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son.
22 April 2018
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line to win the men’s elite race at the London Marathon 2018.
21 April 2018
Team England Athletes during the Commonwealth Games Team England Parade in Victoria Square, Birmingham.
20 April 2018
Varun Chopra of Essex during the Specsavers County Championship Division One match between Essex and Lancashire at the Chelmsford County Cricket Ground. The game is being played in the warmest April temperatures in 70 years.
19 April 2018
A young boy cools off in the fountains in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester.
18 April 2018
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a selfie with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at City Hall in London, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. They discussed gender equality and issues affecting young people with London school children.
17 April 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a meeting with leaders and representatives of Caribbean countries, at 10 Downing Street on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.
16 April 2018
Aneira Thomas, the first baby to be born on the NHS, addresses the Unison Health Conference at the Brighton Centre
15 April 2018
Sir Patrick Stewart addresses the crowd during the People’s Vote campaign launch on Brexit at the Electric Ballroom in Camden Town.
14 April 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May gives a press conference at Downing Street following British military action, alongside US and France, against Syria. British jets fired missiles at a Syrian military base suspected of holding chemical weapons ingredients.
13 April 2018
England’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson celebrates after winning the heptathlon with compatriot and bronze medal winner Niamh Emerson during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.
12 April 2018
Quaker Alan Pinch makes tea for passers-by as he holds a protest in Manchester against UK military intervention in Syria
11 April 2018
A man pulls the flowers down from a fence opposite the house of Richard Osborn-Brooks in South Park Crescent in Hither Green, London. The shrine has become an unlikely flashpoint of tensions between the grieving family and his neighbours since last week’s incident where burglar Henry Vincent was killed by Richard Osborn-Brooks at his house.
10 April 2018
Jonathan Powell, Lord John Alderdice, Lord David Trimble, Sir Reg Empey, Lord Paul Murphy of Torfaen and (front row left to right) Professor Monica McWilliams, Seamus Mallon, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Senator George Mitchell and Gerry Adams, at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen’s University in Belfast.
9 April 2018
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gesture during the launch of Labour’s local election campaign in central London.
8 April 2018
Hungarians queue to vote in their country’s general election, in central London.
7 April 2018
Orthodox Jews show support for a protest outside Downing Street in London, after at least nine Palestinians were shot and killed by the Israeli army at the Gaza-Israel border.
6 April 2018
Charlie Tanfield of England celebrates winning gold in Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit Finals, alongside Scottish silver medalist John Archibald and New Zealand’s Dylan Kennett with the bronze at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia.
5 April 2018
Tributes for Ray Wilkins outside Stamford Bridge. The former Chelsea and England midfielder, who won 84 caps for his country, died in hospital on Wednesday morning following a cardiac arrest last Friday.
4 April 2018
Alistair Brownlee, flag bearer of England, arrives with the team during the Opening Ceremony for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium.
3 April 2018
Police at the scene where a 16-year-old boy was shot on Monday evening and left in a critical condition in Markhouse Road in Walthamstow, east London.
2 April 2018
Roads are cleared in Nenthead, Cumbria, as five weather warnings are in place as heavy rain and snow affect swathes of the country on Easter Monday.
1 April 2018
Former Spitfire pilot Squadron Leader Allan Scott, 96, prepares to fly as a passenger in a Spitfire watched by Mary Ellis, 101, the oldest surviving member of the Air Transport Auxillary wing who flew over 400 Spitfires during the Second World War, as part of the RAF100 commemorations at Biggin Hill Airport..
31 March 2018
The cortege arrives at Great St Marys Church, where the funeral of theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking is being held, in Cambridge.
30 March 2018
A wooden cross is carried up Roundhill in Bath, Wiltshire, where several Christian Church congregations take part in the Walk of Witness to imitate the journey that Jesus took carrying his cross through the streets of Jerusalem on Good Friday.
29 March 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May meets a local parents and toddler group at St Andrew’s Heddon-on-the-Wall, CofE Primary School during a tour of the UK timed to coincide with one year to go until Britain leaves the European Union. May is on a tour with a promise to keep the country “strong and united” one year before Brexit.
28 March 2018
Catalan independence supporters protest outside Edinburgh Sherriff Court where Clara Ponsati is appearing. The pro-independence Catalan politician handed herself to Scottish Police as she is being sought by the Spanish government, who have accused her of violent rebellion and misappropriation of public funds.