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Pictures of the week: September 26 - October 2
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  • Judges use their phones as they wait outside the west door of Westminster Abbey, London, ahead of the annual Judges Service, which marks the start of the new legal year. Picture date: Friday October 1, 2021.

  • A caddie retrieves a ball from the water during day two of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie. Picture date: Friday October 1, 2021.

  • Race goers wait for the start of racing during the Autumn Racing Weekend at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. Picture date: Friday October 1, 2021.

  • Dr Simon Cook, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Change from the University of Dundee on board the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery in Dundee. The future of the famous ship which carried out expeditions crucial to modern climate science has been secured thanks to a �409,000 funding boost. Picture date: Wednesday September 29, 2021.

  • Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota in front of her piece called 'One Thousand Springs' during a photocall for the Japan Festival, which is a celebration of the country's breath-taking plants, art and culture, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Picture date: Thursday September 30, 2021.

  • Volunteer Dave Driver works on the steam locomotive 34092 'City of Wells' at Ropley yard on the Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress line, a 19th-century steam train heritage line in Hampshire, ahead of their Autumn Steam Gala which runs from October 1-3. The City of Wells is one of a number of guest locomotives for this year's Autumn Steam Gala, which in partnership with the Somerset and Dorset Railway trust, is recreating the Somerset and Dorset railway from the 1950's and 60's. Picture date: Thursday September 30, 2021.

  • Silke Lohmann of Summers Place Auctions stands on the original Poohsticks Bridge in Ashdown Forest in Kent. The bridge, which featured in A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books and E.H. Shepard's illustrations, was replaced in 1999, but the original has been fully restored and goes up for sale at the auction house on October 5, for an estimate of �40,000 - �60,000. Picture date: Thursday September 30, 2021.

  • A racegoer at Warwick Racecourse. Picture date: Thursday September 30, 2021.

  • Labour activist Carole Vincent heckles during the keynote speech of Sir Keir Starmer at the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Picture date: Wednesday September 29, 2021.

  • Major David Owen walks through a field of solar panels at the opening of the British Army's first ever solar farm, part of Project PROMETHEUS at the Defence School of Transport (DST), Normandy Barracks, in Leconfield, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Picture date: Wednesday September 29, 2021.

  • The family of Betty Campbell unveil the bronze sculpture of her during the unveiling of the statue in Central Square, Cardiff, of Betty Campbell, Wales' first black headteacher. Picture date: Wednesday September 29, 2021.

  • Motorists queue for fuel at a petrol station in Ashford, Kent. Picture date: Wednesday September 29, 2021.

  • Writer and performer Olga Kaleta rehearses a hula-hoop routine in a Bristol studio as she prepares for her show 'Period Drama', which is an experimental show about anxiety disorder, periods, slasher flicks and the perils of everyday life, with fully integrated British Sign Language interpretation by Sherrie Eugene-Hart. Picture date: Tuesday September 28, 2021.

  • ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Greenkeepers prepare the course before a practice round ahead of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on September 29, 2021 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the "No Time To Die" World Premiere at Royal Albert Hall on September 28, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • A member of Transport Museum staff walks through a disused passageway during a tour at the Piccadilly Circus disused tube station in London. London Transport Museum are re-starting in-person Hidden London tours of disused tube stations for the first time since the pandemic. Picture date: Tuesday September 28, 2021.

  • A man dressed as Britain's most famous secret service agent, James Bond, is silhouetted against the London skyline as he climbs the outside of a pod on the lastminute.com London Eye, the landmark tourist attraction in central London, ahead of the world premiere of No Time To Die, the latest instalment in the Bond franchise. Picture date: Tuesday September 28, 2021.

  • A delegate in the audience listens to speeches at the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Picture date: Tuesday September 28, 2021.

  • England's Harry Randall (left) as head coach Eddie Jones looks on during a training session at The Lensbury, Teddington. Picture date: Tuesday September 28, 2021.

  • An art installation by Cooking Sections on display as part of this year's Turner Prize exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry. Issue date: Tuesday September 28, 2021.

  • Members of the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group holding photos of loved ones outside 10 Downing Street, London, after their private meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 398 days after he first promised to do so. Picture date: Tuesday September 28, 2021.

  • People on the red carpet before the World Premiere of No Time To Die, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Picture date: Tuesday September 28, 2021.

  • A police officer detains a protester from Insulate Britain occupying a roundabout leading from the M25 motorway to Heathrow Airport in London. Picture date: Monday September 27, 2021.

  • The sky lit up before sunrise over the Watch House Museum in Seaton Sluice, Northumberland. Picture date: Monday September 27, 2021.

  • Mayor of London Sadiq Khan runs along the seafront in Brighton where the Labour Party is holding its Conference. Picture date: Monday September 27, 2021.

  • Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer and shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves during a visit to businesses in Hove, East Sussex where they met shop keepers and local people before attending the second day of the Labour Party annual conference in Brighton. Picture date: Sunday September 26, 2021.

  • Arsenal's Katie McCabe (right) celebrates scoring their side's third goal of the game during the FA Women's Super League match at Meadow Park, Borehamwood. Picture date: Sunday September 26, 2021.

  • Cadets seen leading sheep on Southwark Bridge. The London Sheep Drive 2021 organised by The Woolmens Charitable Trust, took place on Southwark Bridge. The Trust seeks to promote the wool industry and interest in wool products, sheep farming, shearing, wool production and textiles and design. The event was held following the tradition of sheep farmers, who used to drive sheep across London Bridge. Guests and Cadet members took part in driving sheep throughout the day. (Photo by Belinda Jiao/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  • The Duchess of Cambridge kicks a rugby ball during a visit to the City of Derry rugby club in Londonderry, to participate in a sports initiative bringing football, rugby and GAA playing children, together. Picture date: Wednesday September 29, 2021.

  • Volunteer Leigh Baxter models the official uniform that will be worn by around 1,000 volunteers at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (Cop26) are unveiled at The SSE Hydro, on the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. Picture date: Thursday September 30, 2021.