An ancient medieval tradition to ensure the good health of trees has been recreated in Hampshire.
Model enthusiasts have gathered at Alexandra Palace for this year’s London Model Engineering Exhibition.
Keepers at ZSL London Zoo had their clipboards, calculators and cameras at the ready for the annual stocktake of every mammal, bird, reptile, fish and invertebrate at the attraction.
The celebrations for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay have started in earnest, with the traditional torchlight procession taking place on Monday evening. Celtic fire theatre company PyroCeltica held a performance in front of Edinburgh Castle esplanade as part of the event.
The royal family’s decade has been one of celebration, from weddings, milestones and a jubilee to an abundance of royal babies.
The past 12 months have proved to be a year of weather extremes, with many areas hit by flooding after persistent rainfall but temperature highs also set as the sun found its way out from behind the clouds.
Dramatic changes to the UK’s political landscape began in 2010, when the Conservative Party gained power for the first time since 1997 in coalition with the Liberal Democrats.
Thousands of people have turned out to support dozens of Boxing Day hunts across the UK.
As 2019 comes to an end, we take a look back at some of our favourite photographs taken this year by our staff photographers.
People across Asia have witnessed a spectacular annular solar eclipse, which saw the moon pass in front of the sun to create a so-called “ring of fire”.
The younger members of the royal family have added another traditional family duty to their repertoire after joining the Queen at the Christmas Day church service on her Sandringham estate.
One of the more bracing Christmas traditions in some parts of the UK and Ireland is an outdoor swim in the sea or a lake.
More than 70 youngsters supported by a mentoring charity took over Dundee Ice Arena at a special Christmas event hosted by a new community project.
A Dorset beach was turned into a stadium for Santas as part of a fundraising effort that saw them chase runners dressed as Christmas puddings.
The General Election may have been a battle for the nation’s future but not everyone was weighed down with great matters of state as the verdict of the voters was revealed.
After weeks of campaigning the parties have reached the eve of polling day, but not without a last-gasp effort throughout Wednesday to win over voters.
Jeremy Corbyn dropped into a primary school in Morecambe to help pupils make hot chocolate reindeer.
Boris Johnson watched haddock being sold and held a cod in his arms for the cameras as he launched his final election campaign push in a fish market in Grimsby. Meanwhile, the SNP battle bus visited the Highlands and Labour’s John McDonnell gave a speech on the economy in London.
There was no rest for the candidates and party faithful this Sunday with polling day nearly upon them.
Thousands of runners have donned their festive threads to take part in charity Santa runs across the UK.