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.
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.
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.
As the growing reality of the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK, there was a marked contrast on high streets and at retail parks on Saturday morning as shoppers prioritised buying food and household provisions.
Flowers and wildlife were in fine fettle on the first day of spring.
Dame Vera Lynn, who won the hearts of the nation during the Second World War by singing to British troops, is celebrating her 103rd birthday.
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.
The Duchess of Sussex will bow out of royal life just one year, 10 months and 12 days after marrying into the family. Here we take a look at the highlights of Meghan’s time as a senior royal.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given a preview of some of the arts and entertainment to be featured during Galway’s year as the European Capital of Culture on Thursday, as their three-day tour of Ireland drew to a close.
In recent years some residents of Venice have complained that the tourist numbers and surfeit of cruise ships have made life unbearable in the city known in Italy as La Serenissima.
Thousands of people braved the rain in Bristol for a climate strike with Greta Thunberg.
Residents in flood-hit Ironbridge faced further trauma on Thursday, with defences already buckling under the strain.
Kate got on her marks and William took the wheel of a digger on Wednesday as Harry’s swansong as a senior royal got under way.
Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp have sealed their return to the UK with a kiss.
Parts of Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland and Yorkshire woke to wintry scenes as snow blanketed much of northern UK.
Thousands of people gathered at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad for a mega-rally in honour of US President Donald Trump, who is visiting India.
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.
Hundreds of properties have been flooded and at-risk areas evacuated across England and Wales after the downpours brought to the UK by Storm Dennis. Further rain has been forecast as river levels continue to threaten to breach barriers.
Storm Dennis brought flooding disruption to many parts of the country at the weekend, with roads closed and rail services cancelled, while South Wales residents were warned the situation was “life-threatening”.
Caroline Flack, who was found dead early on Saturday, was a well-known face to ITV audiences, working on spin-off shows for The X Factor and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here before hosting the main X Factor show in 2015 and Love Island for five seasons.
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.
The aftermath of Storm Ciara continued across the UK as gales gave way to snow and ice.
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.
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.
A West Yorkshire town has marked the end of winter and the coming of spring with an ancient Celtic festival.
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]
A big refurbishment of a tiny town is nearly complete.
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.
A large crowd took to the streets of London on Sunday morning for the colourful parade that ushers in the Chinese new year.
Locusts by the millions are chomping their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years.