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In Pictures: Streets silent on first Saturday of lockdown

28/03/2020

Millions of Britons heeded the Government’s social distancing advice and stayed inside on Saturday morning, despite the warm spring weather in many areas. Normally bustling parks and street markets were quiet with police watching out for groups to disperse and shoppers and those out for exercise urged to return home as quickly as they could.

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In Pictures: The UK turns blue to pay tribute to the NHS

26/03/2020

Buildings across the UK were lit up in blue on Thursday evening as part of the #lightitblue salute to NHS workers. There was also a national round of applause as a gesture of thanks to health staff battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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In Pictures: The UK before and after lockdown

26/03/2020

The UK’s busiest landmarks and bustling streets lie almost deserted as residents stay indoors and many employees work from home to obey the Government’s lockdown directive.

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In Pictures: Famous buildings go green for St Patrick’s Day

17/03/2020

Hundred of landmarks and sites are being illuminated in green this year – as part of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Here’s a host of buildings, ranging from museums and towers to statues and bridges, turning a shade of green to celebrate Ireland’s national day.

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In Pictures: Longboat ceremony brings viking festival to fiery finish

23/02/2020

A longboat was set alight amid spectacular scenes on a Norfolk beach as the Sheringham Viking Festival took place on Saturday. The word Sheringham is thought to be a combination of the Old Norse word for the Viking lord Scira – pronounced “Shira” – and “Heim”, meaning home.

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In Pictures: Kate meets lambs, alpaca and even a snake on farm visit

12/02/2020

The Duchess of Cambridge showed no fear as she was greeted by a snake during a visit to the Ark Open Farm in Newtownards. Kate was also introduced to some less scary creatures, including a guinea pig, hedgehog and alpaca, as she toured the family-run attraction in Northern Ireland.

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In Pictures: Peter and Autumn Phillips through the years

11/02/2020

The Queen’s grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn have announced their separation after 12 years of marriage. The pair were first pictured together in 2006 and tied the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor two years later.

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In Pictures: Clean-up begins after Storm Ciara lashes UK

10/02/2020

Clean-up operations were under way in the North West and Yorkshire on Monday after Storm Ciara swept across the country, bringing widespread flooding. More than 200 flood warnings were issued across England, with the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Cumbria, severely hit.

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Brexit day in pictures: The final countdown

31/01/2020

Brexit day has finally arrived – and people on both sides of the debate have made their feelings clear. caption id=”2.49991067″ align=”alignnone” width=”5406″] Pro-EU supporters light candles in Smith Square, Westminster (Dominic Lipinski/PA)[/caption]

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In Pictures: TV stars switch on the glamour for NTA red carpet

28/01/2020

Stars of the small screen gathered at London’s O2 Arena for the National Television Awards. The red carpet was awash with glamorous dresses and stylish suits, including the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a host of soap favourites and presenters including Tess Daly, Emma Willis, Ant and Dec, and Holly Willoughby.