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Pictures of the week: April 18 - 24
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  • ESHER, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Ryan Moore falls from Rifleman after it veers when making its challenge inside the final furlong during The bet365 Esher Cup Handicap at Sandown Park Racecourse on April 23, 2021 in Esher, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Only owners are allowed to attend the meeting but the public must wait until further restrictions are lifted. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

  • Gardner James Randall tends to Tulips at the first ever Hampton Court Tulip Festival at Hampton Court Palace, south west London. The Tudor palace is preparing to reopen to members of the public following the easing of lockdown restrictions. Picture date: Thursday April 22, 2021.

  • Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner meets with campaigners, councillors and the relatives of care home residents in Sandiacre near Nottingham to hear their concerns over care home provision in Derbyshire. Picture date: Wednesday April 21, 2021.

  • Jacek Wiklo conservator at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow dusts the cars on the car wall ahead of the museum re-opening on Monday as lockdown restrictions in Scotland have begun to gradually ease. Picture date: Tuesday April 20, 2021.

  • Screengrab taken from PA video of Rod Humphris landlord of the Raven pub grapples with a member of Keir Starmer's team after refusing entry to the Labour leader during his visit to Bath. Mr Starmer was visiting the city to support West of England metro mayoral candidate Dan Norris and mark Labour's launch of an independent Commission to rebuild Britain's high streets. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • A woman wades out into the sea at Bournemouth beach in Dorset. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • The sun rises on a misty morning at Bushy Park, London. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson pours a pint in the beer garden during a visit to The Mount Taven public house and restaurant in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, on the local election campaign trail. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • A Tottenham Hotspur fan (name not known) protests against the clubs decision to be included amongst the clubs attempting to form a new European Super League, Tottenham Hotspur Training Ground, Enfield. Issue date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • Gardener Andy Ayre unwraps the collection of marble statues from their winter coverings at Drummond Castle Gardens in Perthshire, in preparation for the Gardens reopening to the public on Saturday May 1, for the first time since October 2019. The statues are carefully wrapped each autumn to protect them from the winter frosts and unwrapped and sprayed each spring. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • A man rows a boat on the Solent in Bournemouth, Dorset. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • Banners are placed outside of Anfield, home of Liverpool FC by fans to protest against its decision to be included amongst the clubs attempting to form a new European Super League. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • Stuart Bingham during his match against Ding Junhui on day three of the Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 at The Crucible, Sheffield. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, on stage at Moles bar during a visit to Bath, to support West of England metro mayoral candidate Dan Norris and mark Labour's launch of an independent Commission to rebuild Britain's high streets. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • A man enjoys fishing in the fine weather near Folkestone in Kent. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) (left), takes a photograph with three women in Ayr, South Ayrshire, during campaigning for the Scottish Parliamentary election. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.

  • A man relaxes with his dog on the beach at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, in warm weather. Picture date: Tuesday April 20, 2021.

  • Actor Tom Cruise waves to onlookers as he walks to the set of his latest project, which is filming in the sidings of the railway station in the village of Levisham in the North York Moors. Picture date: Tuesday April 20, 2021.

  • Hector Crouch at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey. Picture date: Tuesday April 20, 2020.

  • Police divert traffic from a Loyalist protest in Lanark Way in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, April 19, 2021. Loyalist protesting on the Brexit agreement with the Northern Ireland Protocol have resumed across various locations in the British province. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

  • Leeds United players wear t-shirts with the logo 'Football Is For The Fans' as they warm-up ahead of ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Liverpool at the Elland Road stadium in Leeds, England, Monday, April 19, 2021. (Clive Brunskill/Pool via AP)

  • Labour activists wearing face masks, depicting Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Matt Hancock and former prime minister David Cameron, carry oversized envelopes addressed to "Tory chums, Dodgy contracts, Jobs for mates" as the Labour party highlight Tory sleaze and cronyism outside Downing Street, London. Picture date: Wednesday April 21, 2021.

  • Shaun Murphy checks the table during day five of the Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 at The Crucible, Sheffield. Picture date: Wednesday April 21, 2021.

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owen launches Premier Inn's first-ever video streaming platform Ewe.Tube, dedicated to encouraging the nation to sleep better by digitally counting sheep. Issue date: Wednesday April 21, 2021.

  • Surrey's Rikki Clarke is run out by Middlesex's Nick Gubbins (not in picture) during day one of the LV= Insurance County Championship match at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. Picture date: Thursday April 22, 2021.

  • Ed Miliband, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy visits the Ilkley brewery, in Ilkley West Yorkshire, to show support for Tracy Brabin as she campaigns to become the Labour candidate in the West Yorkshire mayoral election. Picture date: Thursday April 22, 2021.

  • First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), at the Bike for Good Glasgow South Community Hub during campaigning for the Scottish Parliamentary election. Picture date: Thursday April 22, 2021.

  • Jade Bone, 24, celebrates passing her driving test at a test centre in Southampton, Hampshire, where examinations have resumed under the latest easing of lockdown restrictions. Driving tests have been suspended throughout the UK since early January but restart in England and Wales today. Picture date: Thursday April 22, 2021.

  • A spaniel named 'Pickle' jumps through a blanket of bluebells near their peak at the National Trust's Basildon Park near Goring-on-Thames in Berkshire, where careful management of the estate's ancient woodland by trust staff and volunteers enables the bluebells to thrive. Picture date: Thursday April 22, 2021.

  • Accredited Paintings Conservator Rhiannon Clarricoates (left) working on Diana Gripped in the Ice by Richard Dodd Widdas (1867), Paintings Conservator Michael Correia (middle) working on HMS Britannia by John Ward (c.1847) and Paintings Conservator Wei-Chan Huang Brikett (right) working The Wilson Liner 'Othello' by Antonio Jacobsen (1897), part of a selection of maritime paintings belonging to the Hull Maritime Museum, that are being restored by Lincoln Conservation at the University of Lincoln in Lincolnshire. Twelve paintings, depicting a variety of themes with important links to Hull's maritime history, have been de-installed, packed and transported to the specialist laboratory for conservation as part of a �30.2m project, funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Picture date: Friday April 23, 2021.