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Chinese company behind new UK nuclear power plant ‘refused to give security details to British authorities’
1/32 2 October 2017
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond arrives to speak at the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester
2/32 1 October 2017
Protesters holding flags and placards demonstrate along Oxford Street during the annual Ashura march in London . Thousands of protesters march through London today to mark Ashura and celebrate the defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria . Ashura is a Muslim festival of remembrance that falls on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar
3/32 30 September 2017
Protesters hold up placards during the London March for Choice, calling for the legalising of abortion in Ireland after the referendum announcement, outside the Embassy of Ireland in central London
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4/32 29 September 2017
Former UKIP leader Paul Nuttall (C) speaks with delegates at the UKIP annual conference being held at the The Riviera International Centre in Torquay
5/32 27 September 2017
England and West Indies fans enjoy themselves during the 4th Royal London One Day International between England and West Indies at The Kia Oval in London
6/32 26 September 2017
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn takes photographs during Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rebecca Long-Bailey’s speech in the main hall, on day three of the annual Labour Party Conference in Brighton
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7/32 24 September 2017
Naked bathers enter the water as they take part in the North East Skinny Dip at Druridge bay in Druridge, England . The popular annual event takes place around the autumn equinox at Druridge Bay as the sun rises . Participant registration fees have been pledged to the mental health charity MIND. Getty
8/32 23 September 2017
Rollo Maughfling, Archdruid of Stonehenge and Britain (R) conducts a ceremony as druids, pagans and revellers gather in the centre at Stonehenge, hoping to see the sun rise, as they take part in a autumn equinox celebrations at the ancient neolithic monument of Stonehenge near Amesbury in Wiltshire, England . Several hundred people gathered at sunrise ar the famous historic stone circle, a UNESCO listed ancient monument, to celebrate the equinox which is a specific moment in time that occurs twice a year when the Earth tilts neither towards (summer) or away (winter) from the sun in either the northern or southern hemisphere .
Although yesterday marked the actual meteorological calendar change from summer to autumn, for druids, the following dawn is when they celebrate ‘the dawning of the new season’ following the day of equal night, which it is named after. Getty
9/32 22 September 2017
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her Brexit speech at the Complesso Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy . British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to unlock Brexit talks on September 22, after Brussels demanded more clarity on the crunch issues of budget payments and EU citizens’ rights
10/32 21 September 2017
People protest against the actions of the Spanish government in front of the Spanish consulate in Edinburgh . Spanish police stormed ministries and buildings belonging to Catalonia’s regional government yesterday, in an attempt to try and put a stop to the region’s independence referendum
11/32 20 September 2017
One of the final 55m turbine blades is manoeuvred into position . The last of 116 wind turbines have been installed at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm 13 kms off the Brighton Coast . It will provide enough electricity to supply the equivalent of half the homes in Sussex
Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
12/32 16 September 2017
An armed police officer patrols in Horse Guards Parade in London . An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Dover in connection with yesterday’s terror attack on Parsons Green station in which 30 people were injured .
The UK terror threat level has been raised to ‘critical’
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13/32 13 September 2017
Demonstrators hold banners during a protest to lobby MPs to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, after Brexit, outside the Houses of Parliament
14/32 12 September 2017
Rupert van der Werff, Summer Place Auctions’ Natural History specialist, moves a one-year-old baby mammoth skeleton at Summers Place Auctions on September 12, 2017 in Billingshurst . A family of four mammoths, found together during building works near the Siberian city of Tomsk in 2002, will be on sale on November 21, 2017, and are expected to sell in the region of 250,000 – 400,000
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15/32 11 September 2017
Members of the Royal Navy carry supplies on board the amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean at the Naval Base in Gibraltar before leaving to provide humanitarian assistance and vital aid to British Overseas Territories and Commonwealth partners affected by Hurricane Irma . Britain has pledged 32 million (35 million euros, $42 million) in aid and sent hundreds of troops, supplies and rescue equipment on several flights to the British territories in the Caribbean since the disaster
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16/32 10 September 2017
His Holiness The Dalai Lama holds the hand of Richard Moore as he gives a public talk on the theme of ‘Compassion in Action’ to celebrate 20 years of the Children in Crossfire initiative in Londonderry, Northern Ireland . The Dalai Lama is the patron of the Children in Crossfire charity which was founded by Richard Moore . Mr Moore was blinded by a plastic bullet fired by a British Soldier during the Troubles in Derry. Getty Images
17/32 9 September 2017
Participants in the annual Jane Austen Regency Costumed Parade dance on the lawn of the historic Georgian Royal Crescent before they walk through the city centre in Bath, England . This year, the annual event coincided with the 200th anniversary of 19th century author’s death and saw hundreds of people parade through city centre streets dressed in regency costume .
The event marks the start of a 10-day Jane Austen festival that celebrates the 19th century author who lived in the city from 1801 to 1806 and set two of her six published novels, ‘Northanger Abbey’ and ‘Persuasion’, in Bath. Getty
18/32 8 September 2017
Festival goers brave the wind and the rain at Bestival festival on the Lulworth Estate in Dorset
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19/32 7 September 2017
Conservators and museum staff pose as they inspect the Manchester suffragette banner hanging in the conservation department of Manchester People’s History Museum . For nearly 50 years the banner lay undiscovered in a Leeds charity shop . It will go on public display next year to mark the centenary of women gaining the vote
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20/32 6 September 2017
Protesters wave placards in Parliament Square during a protest against a Government pay cap in London . Thousands of protesters made up of nurses and supporters hold a demonstration in Westminster today calling on the Government to end the 1% cap on public sector pay
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21/32 5 September 2017
U Soe Win, the great-grandson of Burma’s last King, visits Buckingham Palace
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22/32 4 September 2017
Protestors demonstrate in support of workers at British McDonalds restaurants striking over pay and other industrial relations issues, near the Houses of Parliament in London
23/32 3 September 2017
World War II veteran from the Auxiliary Territorial Service Betty Webb (R) joins other veterans who worked at Bletchley Park and its outstations for a group picture in front of Bletchley Park Mansion during an annual reunion in Milton Keynes, England . Bletchley Park was the Government Code and Cypher School’s (GC&CS) main codebreaking centre during World War II and the site where codebreakers famously cracked the German’s Enigma and Lorenz cyphers.
24/32 2 September 2017
50,000 people making the foot crossing over new Queensferry road bridge
25/32 1 September 2017
Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, is greeted by Emperor Akihito of Japan during her visit to the Royal Palace in Tokyo, Japan . Mrs May is on the third and final day of her visit to Japan where she has discussed a number of issues including trade and security
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26/32 31 August 2017
Well-wishers and Royal ‘enthusiasts’ gather outside the gates of Kensington Palace where tributes continue to be left, on the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana
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27/32 30 August 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May takes part in a tea ceremony in Kyoto, during her visit to Japan. PA
28/32 28 August 2017
Revellers dance to music from a sound system with a Grenfell poster on it during the Notting Hill Carnival in London . The Notting Hill Carnival has taken place since 1966 and now has an attendance of over two million people
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29/32 27 August 2017
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan takes part in a release of doves as a show of respect for those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, during the Notting Hill Carnival Family Day in west London.
30/32 26 August 2017
Eight people have died in a crash involving a minibus and two lorries on the M1 near Milton Keynes . All of those who died are believed to have been travelling in the minibus, which was from the Nottingham area . The two lorry drivers have been arrested, one of them on suspicion of driving while over the alcohol limit. Alamy
31/32 25 August 2017
A Science Museum employee poses next to the Wells Cathedral Clock mechanism during a photocall at the Science Museum in London, England . The Wells Cathedral Clock mechanism is believed to be one of the oldest in the world.
32/32 24 August 2017
Lavlyn Mendoza (left) and Jennifer Quila celebrate after collecting their GCSE results, at Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls school in west London
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Music fans heading to Bestival 1are being warned to expect longer queues, as the festival have ramped up security with extra bag searches and armed police. Following in the footsteps of the likes of V Festival2 and Glastonbury in increasing security provisions3 in the wake of the Manchester terror attack4, Bestival will be working closely with police in its new location of Lulworth in Dorset.
We will have a dedicated 24 hour policing presence, with officers carrying out high visibility patrols in the site, around the perimeter and wider Purbeck area, said Chief Inspector Chris Weeks of Dorset Police.
Uniformed officers will be supported by a small number of armed officers who will provide a visual reassurance message and can answer any questions festival goers may have. A Bestival spokesman added: We have liaised with Dorset Police and our security team and are confident that a proportionate and realistic level of resource and procedures are in place to ensure effective policing and security of the festival.
We ask Bestival-goers to be aware that they will be subject to additional searches this year .
We have increased the number of security personnel at all entrances to facilitate the searches, but this may make entrance slower than in previous years. They continued: Please be patient if there are queues and please cooperate with any security requests and searches . Please check the T&C s of entry5 and our prohibited items list6 to avoid slowing down the searches.
We d greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation with this.
After moving from its former site on the Isle Of Wight7, this year will be the first at its new home of the Lulworth Estate in Dorset. After Soulwax stepped in to replace headliners Justice8, this weekend will also see performances from The xx, Jamie T, Pet Shop Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Dizzee Rascal and many more. Check back at NME for the latest news, reviews and more from Bestival 2017.
- ^ Bestival (www.nme.com)
- ^ in the footsteps of the likes of V Festival (www.nme.com)
- ^ Glastonbury in increasing security provisions (www.nme.com)
- ^ Manchester terror attack (www.nme.com)
- ^ check the T&C s of entry (www.bestival.net)
- ^ prohibited items list (www.bestival.net)
- ^ moving from its former site on the Isle Of Wight (www.nme.com)
- ^ Soulwax stepped in to replace headliners Justice (www.nme.com)
ACTION is being taken to try to prevent vandals breaking into a historic New Forest hotel and wrecking the ornate interior.
It follows a spate of incidents in which hooligans have destroyed a large number of fixtures and fittings.
The hotel, which dominates the eastern entrance to the village, closed in 2014 with the loss of more than 20 jobs.
As the complex continued to stand empty, vandals started smashing their way in and wrecking the rooms.
Two months ago conservationists said a priceless stained-glass window installed in the 19th century was among the items that had been destroyed.
Now more of the windows have been boarded up, including those on the upper floors .
In some cases metal sheeting or the original glass has been replaced with wood.
In a letter to Lyndhurst Parish Council, Police Inspector Katherine Willoughby says: My understanding is that PegasusLife withdrew the 24/7 security once the planning application had been declined.
We have requested that further security is put back on and that the premises are secured with more thorough boarding.
Parish councillors are waiting to see if PegasusLife will lodge an appeal against the NPA s decision or submit a revised scheme.
Speaking last month Grant Drummond, development director for the site, responded to concerns by saying the company was doing everything it could to protect the site.
He said: We are in regular contact with the police and have reported all break-ins that we ve become aware of.
Our security company has detained people on site and passed details of people and vehicles to the police and this has resulted in at least one arrest.
We re taking every practicable measure to minimise opportunities for unlawful access.
Asked about the latest attempts to protect the site a company spokesman said: We currently have 24/7 security with two guards and have installed a welfare unit for them.
A Hampshire Police spokesman added: We attended a partnership meeting about this issue and security at the site has been improved.