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  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson in front of a giant inflatable of himself as he meets and newly elected MP Jill Mortimer at Jacksons Wharf in Hartlepool, County Durham, following Ms Mortimer's victory in the Hartlepool parliamentary by-election. Picture date: Friday May 7, 2021.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge with Catsou Roberts, Director of Vital Arts for Barts Health NHS Trust, during a visit to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London, to mark the publication of the Hold Still book. Picture date: Friday May 7, 2021.

  • The Duke of Cambridge (left) during his visit to Brighter Futures in Rhyl, Denbighshire. Brighter Futures is a consortium of eight local groups that collectively support local children, young people, families and the older generations to actively participate in community activities and address local issues. Picture date: Thursday May 6, 2021.

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY Team GB fan, Jamie Ramsay is cheered on by school children from Fossdene Primary School as he begins his 80-day 10,000km ???Whole EARTSh - Whole Way to Stokeyo??? solo cycle around the UK to rally the nation???s support ahead of the rescheduled Games, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Issue date: Wednesday May 5, 2021.

  • Protesters hold placards during the global Myanmar Spring Revolution as they match to Trafalgar Square in London. 18 countries, 37 cities and ground activists joined hand in hand showing solidarity with democratic protesters in Myanmar during The global Myanmar Spring Revolution. Since February 1, 2021, following a general election which was won by Aung San Suu Kyi�s National League for Democracy (NLD) party, the military seized control and has declared a year-long state of emergency. Hundreds of people, including children, have been killed. Many people been detained including the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and members of her NLD party. (Photo by May James / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

  • Artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey stand within 100 oak saplings which form part of a living art installation entitled Beuys' Acorns by the UK-based artist duo, outside the Tate Modern in London. Picture date: Tuesday May 4, 2021.

  • Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is shown a pair of night vision goggles while on a campaign visit to tech firm Qioptiq in St Asaph, North Wales. Picture date: Tuesday April 4, 2021.

  • Emergency services work at the scene of a house fire in Mill View in Willesborough, near Ashford, Kent following a reported explosion. Picture date: Tuesday May 4, 2021.

  • The Duke of Cambridge speaks to Aston Villa players during a visit to Aston Villa's High Performance Centre at Bodymoor Heath, Warwickshire. Picture date: Tuesday May 4, 2021.

  • A football fan chants slogans in front of a banner before a protest against the Glazer's ownership of Manchester United. (Photo by Andy Barton / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

  • The Blossoms performing on stage at a music festival in Sefton Park in Liverpool as part of the national Events Research Programme (ERP). Picture date: Sunday May 2, 2021.

  • Crowds at a music festival in Sefton Park in Liverpool as part of the national Events Research Programme (ERP). Picture date: Sunday May 2, 2021.

  • Parachute ridden by jockey Tom Marquand on their way to winning the Betfair Weighed In Podcast Handicap during 1000 Guineas Day, part of the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket Racecourse. Picture date: Sunday May 2, 2021.

  • Signage being put up at a music festival in Sefton Park in Liverpool as part of the national Events Research Programme (ERP). Picture date: Sunday May 2, 2021.

  • Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their side's third goal of the game and his hat-trick during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021.

  • Fans make their way into the ground as they protest against the Glazer family, the owners of Manchester United, before their Premier League match against Liverpool at Old Trafford, Manchester. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021.

  • A general view of fans during day 16 of the Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 at The Crucible, Sheffield. Picture date: Sunday May 2, 2021.

  • Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, unveils a plaque, during a visit to Aston Villa High Performance Centre at Bodymoor Heath Training Centre in Bodymoor Heath, England, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)

  • Dan Harvey, left, and Heather Ackroyd pose amongst their installation of 100 oak tree saplings entitled Beuys' Acorns, on the terrace outside Tate Modern art gallery in London, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The project was started in 2007 by British artists Ackroyd & Harvey, with this display marking 100 years since the birth of Joseph Beuys (1921-86), the influential artist and environmental activist.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, is greeted by Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at the start of the G7 foreign ministers meeting in London Tuesday May 4, 2021. G7 foreign ministers meet in London Tuesday for their first face-to-face talks in more than two years. (Ben Stansall / Pool via AP)

  • A voter leaves the polling station at St James' Church in Edinburgh. Picture date: Thursday May 6, 2021.

  • Visitor programme manager Kate Solecki rests on a portion of the Paul Cocksedge 2019 London Design Festival piece 'Please Be Seated' at the new visitor attraction Secret World of Plants at Kew Gardens, London, which runs from May 1st to September 19th, 2021. Picture date: Thursday May 6, 2021.

  • Baryshnikov ridden by Connor Beasley (left, white silks) beats Spirit Dancer ridden by Paul Hanagan to win the Destination 2 Handicap during Ladies Day of the Boodles May Festival 2021 at Chester Racecourse. Picture date: Thursday May 6, 2021. See PA story RACING Chester. Photo credit should read: Alan Crowhurst/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder.

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Ryan Higgins of Gloucestershire stops the ball during day one of the LV= Insurance County Championship match between Middlesex and Gloucestershire at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 06, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

  • Bonnie Price Bob Party, (left to right) Lady B, Bonnie Prince Bob and Lady A, at the Scottish Parliamentary Elections count at Ingliston Highland Centre, Edinburgh. Picture date: Friday May 7, 2021.

  • Police speak with members of the Liberal Party before they are removed from the count floor at the Scottish Parliamentary Elections at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. Picture date: Friday May 7, 2021.

  • Firefighters inspect damage to a 19-storey tower block in New Providence Wharf in London, where the London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called to on Friday morning to reports of a fire and more than 100 firefighters are tackling a blaze that has ripped through the block, believed to be covered in cladding, in east London. Picture date: Friday May 7, 2021. See PA story FIRE CanaryWharf. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA

  • Flowers left at Little Heath, Romford, east London, where Maria Jane Rawlings, 45, was found dead by a man walking his dog at around 2pm on Tuesday. The Metropolitan Police said a post-mortem examination gave the mother-of-two's preliminary cause of death as neck compression and possible blunt force head trauma. Picture date: Friday May 7, 2021.

  • A cigar butt discarded by Sir Winston Churchill which is being put up for auction at Bellmans, in Wisborough Green, West Sussex. The cigar butt, which was cast aside by the wartime leader in the 1940s and picked up by a policeman, is expected to fetch up to ??1,200 at auction. Picture date: Friday May 7, 2021.

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Atmosphere as the first guests arrive to eat at at the newly installed 'Dining Domes' on May 07, 2021 in London, England. The grounds of Queen's House, former Royal residence of James I and recent filming location for Netflix's Brigerton will be transformed into an alfresco dining area. Open from 7-31st May guests can enjoy dinner or afternoon tea in their 'dining dome' experience. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)