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Wildlife Photography Awards: Winners announced as 'extraordinary' shot of goose claims big prize

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:35:57 +0100

Wildlife Photography Awards: Winners announced as 'extraordinary' shot of goose claims big prizeRuth Asher took this photograph of nesting gannets, almost looking as though they glow in the dark, in Shetland. The shot came top in the 'Habitat' category (PA/British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014/Ruth Asher)

Pictures of the week: From a supernova bubble to the Tomato festival in Spain

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:28:50 +0100

Pictures of the week: From a supernova bubble to the Tomato festival in SpainThe evidence of a cluster of supernova explosions blastin Earth is “the Local Bubble” - a searingly hot, peanut-shaped bubble around 300 light years long, and with almost nothing inside.

HOLE lot of trouble: These are undoubtedly the world's scariest sinkholes

Tue, 31 May 2011 11:06:05 +0100

HOLE lot of trouble: These are undoubtedly the world's scariest sinkholesPowerful thunderstorms and widespread flooding caused this sinkhole to open up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Take a quick trip to Moscow, New York or Bermuda thanks to these all-British road signs

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:06:29 +0100

Take a quick trip to Moscow, New York or Bermuda thanks to these all-British road signsA combination of British place name signs with famous namesakes (Getty)

Pictures of the week: From Big Ben's spring clean to the colour run in Malaysia

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:25:11 +0100

Pictures of the week: From Big Ben's spring clean to the colour run in MalaysiaCleaners abseil down one of the faces of Big Ben, to clean and polish the clock face, above the Houses of Parliament, in central London August 19, 2014. A week has been set aside for the cleaning of what is officially known as the Great Clock, which is set in the Elizabeth Tower. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Animals on parade: London Zoo hosts annual weigh-in

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:18:59 +0100

Animals on parade: London Zoo hosts annual weigh-inA Squirrel Monkey peers into a photographer's lens during a photocall at London Zoo in central London August 21, 2014. The annual weigh-in, which includes waist and height measurements, is conducted for the general wellbeing of the animals, and to help detect pregnancies in endangered species, as part of the Zoo's international breeding programmes. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

UK's most generous town revealed - where one in two donate cash to charity

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:05:16 +0100

UK's most generous town revealed - where one in two donate cash to charity10. Bristol: The city, located in south-east England, just made the top 10, with 28,553 out of 121,723 locals donating £848,674 to good causes over the last year(Rex Features)

Drawing attention: Artist turns sketch selfies into cartoons

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:20:09 +0100

Drawing attention: Artist turns sketch selfies into cartoonsSebastien's first sketch was simply a unique idea for a Facebook profile picture (Ross Parry)

High maintenance: Workers and washers with nerves of steel clean the world's tallest buildings

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:08:20 +0100

High maintenance: Workers and washers with nerves of steel clean the world's tallest buildingsWorkers suspended on ropes clean the glass windows at the Tornado tower in Doha March 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad)

Monkeying around: Shortlist for Wildlife Photographer of the Year announced

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:15:55 +0100

Monkeying around: Shortlist for Wildlife Photographer of the Year announced'One sec, I just need to check my email!': In the hilarious 'Facebook Update', a cheeky Japanese Macaque monkey managed to steal an iPhone off an over excited tourist, and seems fascinated by his new toy. ‘What strikes me most about this image, is that the macaque is holding the iPhone exactly how a human being would hold it’, notes photographer Marsel van Oosten, who also mentions that the phone sadly did not survive the underwater sessions that followed. (Natural History Museum

Monster 12ft tidal wave surges down China's Qiantang River knocking hundreds off their feet

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:21:47 +0100

Monster 12ft tidal wave surges down China's Qiantang River knocking hundreds off their feetSspectators run away as tidal bores from the Qiantang River surge over the bank, leaving people injured as the waves crashed over the wall in Hangzhou city (Rex Features)

Pictures of the week: From waterfall jumping in Bosnia to giant turtles in Sydney

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:58:51 +0100

Pictures of the week: From waterfall jumping in Bosnia to giant turtles in SydneyDives away: A competitor takes part in the first international waterfall jumping competition, held in the old town of Jajce, Bosnia (Reuters)

Uniform weddings: Chinese craze sees newlywed pictures taken at the office

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:25:09 +0100

Uniform weddings: Chinese craze sees newlywed pictures taken at the officeCop Weilin Hou with his wife-to-be take at their workplace. (CEN)

Top dog: Britain's happiest pet has been revealed

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:45:49 +0100

Top dog: Britain's happiest pet has been revealedCassie the Samoyed resembles a fluffy ball in this photo from the 'Smiliest pet of the year' competition (SWNS)

Robin Williams 1951 - 2014

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:35:47 +0100

Robin Williams 1951 - 2014This 1987 file photo released by Touchstone Pictures shows actor Robin Williams in character as disc-jockey Adrian Cronauer in director Barry Levinson's comedy drama, "Good Morning, Vietnam." (AP Photo/Touchstone Pictures)

Supermoon 2014: The best worldwide pictures of the rare lunar spectacular

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:10:57 +0100

Supermoon 2014: The best worldwide pictures of the rare lunar spectacularPoland Supermoon

Bertha batters Britain: Finale of hurricane hits UK with torrential rain and storms

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:47:06 +0100

Bertha batters Britain: Finale of hurricane hits UK with torrential rain and stormsStrong winds gusting up to 50mph and heavy rain have hit parts of the UK, caused by the tail end of Hurricane Bertha (Reuters)

Pictures of the Week: From poppies around Tower of London to a UFO cloud spotted in China

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:17:07 +0100

Pictures of the Week: From poppies around Tower of London to a UFO cloud spotted in ChinaThe Great war: A sea of poppies around the Tower of London at the opening of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red artwork by Paul Cummins. 888,246 ceramic poppies, each one representing a British or Colonial military fatality during the war, will fill the moat by November 11th. For the opening, battlefield images were projected onto the central tower while Tim Pigott-Smith read out names of the fallen during a 21 gun salute (Rex Features)

Scottish independence: The celebs backing a 'No' vote in the referendum

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:40:01 +0100

Scottish independence: The celebs backing a 'No' vote in the referendumJK Rowling has previously been vocal about her feelings about Scottish Independence, and donated £1million to the campaign against Scotland leaving the UK. Rowling lives in Edinburgh and will be among about four million Scottish residents voting (PA)

RAF People's Choice Awards: Shortlist announced for Air Force image of the year

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:31:48 +0100

RAF People's Choice Awards: Shortlist announced for Air Force image of the yearLet me take a selfie: Inkeeping with the selfie trend, Senior Aircraftman Adam Fletcher, currently based at RAF Scampton, has arguably posted the best one yet during his flight with the Red Arrows (Adam Fletcher/RAF People's Choice Award)

Drive angry: Streets of Knightsbridge swamped with supercars as millionaires descend on the capital - leaving locals annoyed

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:57:17 +0100

Drive angry: Streets of Knightsbridge swamped with supercars as millionaires descend on the capital - leaving locals annoyedA Rolls Royce with an Arab number plate drives past another supercar - a Lamborghini Aventador - as London is under seige from petrolheads (SWNS)

Is this Britain's maddest car?

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:09:32 +0100

Is this Britain's maddest car?Luminous skeletons and dozens of toys are all par for the course in Darren's car. (SWNS)

Lights out: Britain commemorates exact moment World War One was declared

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:43:19 +0100

Lights out: Britain commemorates exact moment World War One was declaredBig Ben can be seen from the streetlights as the UK turned the lights off for an hour to commemorate war heroes. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality (Getty)

Pictures of the Week: From a view of Italy from space to the Milky Way in Wales

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:51:18 +0100

Pictures of the Week: From a view of Italy from space to the Milky Way in WalesThe Earth at night: This stunning shot shows Italy from space, and was captured by an Expedition 40 crew member aboard the International Space Station (NASA/Rex Features)

Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier, gutting historic Victorian landmark

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:35:26 +0100

Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier, gutting historic Victorian landmarkThe pier was quickly evacuated while East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service tackled the fire. There are no reports of any injuries (SWNS)

Picture perfect: Couple take photobooth pictures every year to document the changes in their lives

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:06:07 +0100

Picture perfect: Couple take photobooth pictures every year to document the changes in their livesA collage of the pictures taken between 2000- 2013, showing the couple's life together, documenting their expanding family, different job successes and being able to move house, one thing stayed constant between the two - they always had time for a photobooth (Giles Paley-Phillips/Rex Features)

The Great War today: Poignant pictures give WW1 images modern twist

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:58:49 +0100

The Great War today: Poignant pictures give WW1 images modern twistThis digital composite image shows London, with Serbian soldiers marching in the Lord Mayor's show, in the last days of WWI, on 9th November 1918, juxtaposed with the capital in modern times (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pictures of the week: From giant Aussie waves to coconuts on the South Bank

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:51:01 +0100

Pictures of the week: From giant Aussie waves to coconuts on the South Bank'You're going to get wet!' A silhouetted figure welcomes a huge surf wave as it smashes into sea wall at Curl Curl beach, in Sydney, Australia (Rex Features)

Cumbria welcomes first snow leopard cubs born in north of England

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:36:56 +0100

Cumbria welcomes first snow leopard cubs born in north of EnglandThe boy and girl, who were born on 25 May and still have to be named, are growing up healthily at the Oasis (Ross Parry)

Safety in numbers: From bees to buffalo, how the world's animal colonies travel together

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:08:42 +0100

Safety in numbers: From bees to buffalo, how the world's animal colonies travel togetherA huge flock of flamingos in Kenya, East Africa. (Ferrero-Labat/Ardea/Caters News)

London from above: Aerial photographs show beauty of capital's landmarks

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:25:55 +0100

London from above: Aerial photographs show beauty of capital's landmarksThis image shows the other side of London's expansive landscape, with St Paul’s Cathedral at night, looking East along the River Thames to Canary Wharf (Jason Hawkes/www.jasonhawkes.com)

Pictures of the week: From Bastille Day in Paris to the Chinese setting sun

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:21:31 +0100

Pictures of the week: From Bastille Day in Paris to the Chinese setting sunA beach in Shandong Province, China was host to this breathtaking, colourful sunset this week, which reflected perfectly into the water (Rex Features)

Malaysian plane MH17 'shot down' with 295 on board

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:58:05 +0100

Malaysian plane MH17 'shot down' with 295 on boardThere is a candlelight vigil outside the Dutch Embassy in Kiev to commemorate victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash

Electrical storms hit the UK after the hottest day of the year - with more thundery weather forecast for the weekend

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:17:31 +0100

Electrical storms hit the UK after the hottest day of the year - with more thundery weather forecast for the weekendJustin Stokes tweeted this incredible shot of the lightning storm from Canary Wharf (Twitter/@Justinstokes_)

Six-structure shortlist revealed for 'best new building' UK architecture prize

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:56:24 +0100

Six-structure shortlist revealed for 'best new building' UK architecture prizeLondon Aquatics Centre was a fitting backdrop for the 2012 Olympic Games. The judges said the Stratford structure was: 'very beautiful; sensual with a generosity of space. The pure and powerful form is conceptually flawless; it will be a favourite venue for Londoners for generations to come' (London Aquatics Centre/RIBA)

International Travel Photographer of the Year: Perfect pictures showcase world's best holiday pics

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:21:50 +0100

International Travel Photographer of the Year: Perfect pictures showcase world's best holiday picsEyes wide shut: Jasper Doest shot this elegant picture of Japanese Macaques, with his eyes closed - a technique which rarely works with portraits. Jasper's adventerous and risk-taking photography style earned him joint winner in the Wild Stories category (Jasper Doest/www.tpoty.com)

Shed of the Year: Finalists revealed

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:38:13 +0100

Shed of the Year: Finalists revealedVintage Motor Works shed, from Hereford, is a finalist in the workshop/studio category (SWNS)