Edinburgh Castle at sunrise on Easter Sunday (Jane Barlow/PA)

In Pictures: Spring sun shines for Easter Sunday


Britons enjoyed the sunshine on Sunday, when temperatures were set to hit the late teens in southern areas. But forecasters warned the mercury could drop by as much as 10C going into Easter Monday.

An empty Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

In Pictures: Spot the lockdown difference one year on


It is a year since the UK went into lockdown for the first time due to coronavirus. Here is a series of composite photographs showing locations across the country the day after lockdown was announced in March 2020 and on the one-year anniversary of the announcement.

Bodyboarders make their way into the sea as the sun rises over Boscombe beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

In Pictures: Morning has broken as spring officially arrives


Hardy souls were up bright and early on Saturday morning, taking to the waves as spring officially arrived. Bodyboarders, swimmers and walkers took in the stunning sunrise at Boscombe beach in Dorset. The spring equinox marks the first day of astronomical spring when day and night are almost exactly the same length.