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1/45 20 January 2018
Britain’s Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland perform in the pairs ice dance free dance event at the European figure skating championships in Moscow. AP
2/45 19 January 2018
Sheep graze in a field in Thornhill, Scotland . Forecasters have issued a new warning of snow and icy conditions in Southern Scotland with the police advising people to leave work early in affected areas. Getty
3/45 18 January 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May look up at a military fly past at Sandhurst Military Academy in Camberley . Theresa May is expected to make an announcement as part of the Anglo-France Summit at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where she will discuss Britain’s strong and wide-ranging bilateral relationship with President Macron.
4/45 17 January 2018
A jackknifed lorry is recovered on the M74, following motorists spending the night stranded on the motorway in Abington, Scotland . Mountain rescue teams spent the night helping drivers following heavy snowfall in the Dumfries and Galloway region
5/45 16 January 2018
Carillion, which has a variety of private and public service contracts in Britain and employs 43,000 staff worldwide, announced its immediate liquidation on Monday after the heavily-indebted company failed to secure a last-ditch financial rescue from the government and banks . Carillion held a 335 million contract to build the new Liverpool city hospital, the delivery of which was already delayed by the time the company went into liquidation. AFP
6/45 15 January 2018
Dolores O Riordan, frontwoman of the iconic Irish grunge-rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly at the age of 46 . A spokesperson for O Riordan said she died suddenly in London, where she had travelled for a short recording session.
7/45 14 January 2018
Glen Durrant celebrates with the trophy after victory during day nine of the BDO World Professional Darts Championship 2018 at The Lakeside. PA
8/45 13 January 2018
The Whittlesea Straw Bear festival in Cambridgeshire celebrates the old Fenland plough custom of parading straw bears around the town every January . This Festival happens on the first weekend after Plough Monday . The procession, led by the Straw Bear, has over 250 dancers, musicians and performers . They perform traditional Molly, Morris, Clog and Sword dancing.
9/45 12 January 2018
Workers look at the Madame Tussauds wax figure of US President Donald Trump outside the new US Embassy in Nine Elms, London, after Mr Trump confirmed he will not travel to the UK to open the new building – and hit out at the location of the 1.2 billion dollar ( 886 million) project . Writing on Twitter, Trump said he thought the embassy’s move from Grosvenor Square in the prestigious Mayfair district of central London to Nine Elms, south of the Thames, was a “bad deal”. PA
10/45 11 January 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May watches birds from inside a bird hide with school children at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s (WWT) ahead of a speech to launch the government’s environment plan in London . Campaigners on January 11 criticised Theresa May’s plan to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years, calling it a “missed opportunity” that lacked the necessary urgency . The government will extend a charge on plastic bags to all businesses and encourage supermarkets to introduce plastic-free aisles, May said in speech.
11/45 10 January 2018
Cirque du Soleil ‘OVO’ dress rehearsal at the Royal Albert Hall. Rex
12/45 9 January 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May leads her first cabinet meeting of the new year at 10 Downing street. PA
13/45 8 January 2018
Journalist Carrie Gracie speaks to the media outside the BBC in London after she turned down a 45,000 rise, describing the offer as a “botched solution” to the problem of unequal pay at the BBC .
Gracie said she told the corporation she wanted equality, rather than more money, and was determined not to help the organisation “perpetuate a failing pay structure by discriminating against women”. PA
14/45 7 January 2018
A man reads a newspaper as he takes part in the annual ‘No Trousers On The Tube Day’ (No Pants Subway Ride) at Liverpool Street Station . Started in 2002 with only seven participants, the day is now marked in over 60 cities around the world . The idea behind “No Pants” is that random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter, without wearing trousers . The participants wear all of the usual winter clothing on their top half such as hats, scarves and gloves and do not acknowledge each other’s similar state of undress.
15/45 6 January 2018
League Two side Coventry City celebrate victory over Premier League side Stoke in the FA Cup third round. PA
16/45 5 January 2018
A commendation ceremony takes place at Manchester Town Hall to recognise the actions of police and rail staff following the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena in May 2017. PA
17/45 4 January 2018
Stuart (no surname given) with his possessions in a bus stop near Windsor Castle, Berkshire . Prime Minister Theresa May has said she disagrees with Tory council leader Simon Dudley, who called on police to clear rough sleepers from Windsor before the royal wedding.
18/45 3 January 2018
Storm Eleanor lashed the UK with violent storm-force winds of up to 100mph. PA
19/45 2 January 2018
Members of National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) hold a demonstration against rail fare increases outside Kings Cross Railway Station, London . Average rail ticket prices across Britain have risen by 3.4 percent, the biggest increase to rail fares for five years. EPA
20/45 1 January 2018
A man takes part in the Mappleton Bridge Jump, an annual unofficial tradition where those willing jump from Okeover bridge on New Years Day into the River Dove.
21/45 31 December 2017
Passing clouds creating beautiful colours in Wimbledon on the last sunset of the year. Rex
22/45 30 December 2017
One person was taken to hospital after a fire broke out on the ninth floor of a building in Joiner Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. mcr_cabbie/Twitter
23/45 29 December 2017
Heavy snow, rain, thunderstorms and wind have caused disruption across much of Britain as a band of “severe” weather rolled across the country .
Travelers were warned of dangerous roads conditions, with Highways England advising road users to pack shovels, food and water if they do venture out . The weather didn’t just affect travel however, camels on a farm near Richmond, North Yorkshire and various other animals are having to deal with the cold weather. PA
24/45 28 December 2017
Alastair Cook celebrates after reaching his double-century during the third day of the fourth Ashes cricket test match. Reuters
25/45 27 December 2017
Sheep are driven to another field in the Cotswolds after overnight snow caused travel disruptions across parts of the UK.
26/45 26 December 2017
Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his third goal, Tottenham’s fifth, during the Boxing day Premier League match against Southampton at Wembley . He broke Alan Shearer s record of 36 Premier League goals in a calendar year, scoring 39 from 36 matches . Kane also finished 2017 as Europe s leading scorer ahead of Barcelona s Lionel Messi, who has 54 goals from 63 appearances in all competitions . Harry Kane has 56 from 52. AFP/Getty
27/45 25 December 2017
Swimmers get out of the water after taking part in the Christmas Day Serpentine swim in Hyde Park, London.
28/45 24 December 2017
Stuart Broad of England bowls during a nets session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia . The fourth Ashes test starts on Boxing Day. Getty
29/45 23 December 2017
Staff members console each other as they survey the damage after a fire destroyed a number of buildings at London Zoo . An aardvark has died and four meerkats are missing . Eight zoo workers have been treated by paramedics after a desperate attempt to save the animals from the blaze, which broke out in a petting area.
30/45 22 December 2017
Druids, pagans and revellers gather in the centre of Stonehenge, hoping to see the sun rise, as they take part in a winter solstice ceremony at the ancient neolithic monument of Stonehenge . Despite a forecast for cloud and rain, a large crowd gathered at the famous historic stone circle, to celebrate the sunrise closest to the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year . The event is claimed to be more important in the pagan calendar than the summer solstice, because it marks the ‘re-birth’ of the Sun for the New Year. Getty Images
31/45 21 December 2017
Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson in the presence of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May sign a treaty between the Republic of Poland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on cooperation in the field of defense and security.
32/45 20 December 2017
A protester wears a ‘STOP BREXIT’ hat outside the Palace of Westminster. Reuters
33/45 19 December 2017
The Choristers of St Paul’s rehearse for a series of services and concerts over the Christmas season at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. REUTERS
34/45 18 December 2017
Joe Root, the England captain is interviewed after Australia regained the Ashes . England lost by an innings and 41 run runs in the third test at the WACA in Perth.
35/45 17 December 2017
Photos of Richard Ratcliffe and his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been jailed in Iran, on display at their home in north London . Mr Ratcliffe says he believes there is “still a chance” she may be released from an Iranian prison in time for a dream Christmas together. PA
36/45 16 December 2017
Oxford Street in London is filled with shoppers with 8 shopping days before Christmas. Rex
37/45 15 December 2017
Jonny Bairstow of England headbutts his helmet to celebrate his century during day two of the Third Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at the WACA in Perth, Australia .
Bairstow was embroiled in controversy at the beginning of the tour after lightly headbutting Australian opening batsman Cameron Bancroft in an exchange in a bar.
38/45 14 December 2017
People at the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service. PA
39/45 13 December 2017
Wax figures of Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wearing a Christmas Jumper at Madame Tussauds. EPA
40/45 12 December 2017
Victims and family of victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, Nicholas Burton (left), Sandra Ruiz (second right), Karim Mussilhy (right) and a girl who asked not be named (second left), hand in a petition to Downing Street, asking for an overhaul of the public inquiry.
41/45 11 December 2017
A homeless man on the streets of Manchester . Many people are spending the night on the streets in freezing temperatures as the Met Office continues to issue weather warnings across the country . The Shelter charity has said that more than 300,000 are now homeless across Britain, equating to the population of a city the size of Newcastle. Getty
42/45 10 December 2017
Pedestrians walk over the Millennium Bridge with St Paul’s Cathedral pictured in the background as snow falls. AFP/Getty Images
43/45 9 December 2017
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, and Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani, right, with interpreter at centre, during their meeting in Tehran, Iran .
Johnson is expected to discuss the fate of detained British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly plotting to overthrow Iran’s government. AP
44/45 8 December 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker address a press conference at the European Commission in Brussels. AFP/Getty Images
45/45 7 December 2017
Nick Dunn, one of the so-called Chennai Six is greeted by his sister Lisa as he arrives at Newcastle Airport after being released from India after serving four years in jail on weapons charges.
Cathy Newman subjected to vicious misogynistic abuse after interview with psychologist
Channel 4 News has called in security specialists to analyse threats made to presenter Cathy Newman1 following her interview with a controversial Canadian psychologist who has attracted a following among the alt-right . Ben de Pear, the editor of Channel 42 News, said Newman had been subjected to vicious misogynistic abuse . Having to calling in security specialists was a terrible indictment of the times we live in , he said. Newman interviewed the psychologist, Jordan Peterson, about gender on Tuesday .
A video of the full 30-minute interview has been watched more than 1.6m times on the Channel 4 News YouTube page3 and has attracted more than 36,000 comments. Peterson rose to prominence in 2016 when he released a video lecture series in which he said that his right to free speech meant he would not use gender-neutral pronouns for transgender students at the University of Toronto . He was in the UK promoting a new book called 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. The combative Channel 4 interview led to praise for Peterson and criticism for Newman on some right-leaning sites. James Delingpole, a Breitbart columnist4, said the interview marked a pivotal victory in the culture wars and that the weaknesses of the regressive left have never been more cruelly or damningly expose . Douglas Murray in the Spectator5 said: I don t think I have ever witnessed an interview that is more catastrophic for the interviewer.
Newman has faced a wave of abuse and threats online, including on Twitter . There is no suggestion that Peterson, Delingpole or Murray are behind the threats or instigated them. De Pear said on Twitter on Friday: Our Channel 4 News on-screen journalists expect to be held to account for their journalism but the level of vicious misogynistic abuse, nastiness, and threat to Cathy Newman is an unacceptable response to a robust and engaging debate with Jordan Peterson.
Such is the scale of threat we are having to get security specialists in to carry out an analysis . I will not hesitate to get the police involved if necessary . What a terrible indictment of the times we live in.
Newman retweeted De Pear s posts . In response to Murray s column – in which he said Newman should get Channel 4 to remove the video from the internet because of how catastrophic it was – she said earlier in the week: Always grateful for advice from Douglas Murray but I won t be suing or taking out a super-injunction . I thoroughly enjoyed my bout with Jordan Peterson as did hundreds of thousands of our viewers . Viva feminism, viva free speech . Stay tuned Douglas. Channel 4 News said: Following her interview with psychology professor Jordan Peterson broadcast earlier this week, our presenter Cathy Newman has been the target of unwarranted and unacceptable misogynistic abuse and threats.
As journalists in the public eye, our presenters expect criticism, but we will not tolerate this level of abuse towards our staff .
We have taken immediate steps to ensure Cathy s safety and security and continue to offer her our full support on this matter.
Funds to be announced along with plans to revise Le Touquet accord on asylum seekers
The extra cash will go towards fencing, CCTV and other detection technology in Calais2 and other ports, possibly including Dunkirk . It will also be used to help relocate migrants from the port towns to other parts of France. To be announced as part of the Anglo-French summit at Sandhurst military academy on Thursday, the money brings total British funding for security and policing in Calais since the Jungle camp was bulldozed in 2016 to more than 150m . The measures have included building a 1km-long concrete wall designed to prevent migrants and refugees getting close to the roads used by trucks approaching the port.
As well as pressing for an increased contribution to such costs, the French government has been urging the UK to set up a joint operation to process asylum seeker claims in Calais. The proposal could form part of a new treaty effectively an updated Le Touquet agreement, under which British border checks are carried out in France . There are around 1,000 refugees in Calais, including at least 70 unaccompanied children, and a joint processing system could provide a legal route to Britain for some of them. A government spokesperson said: This is about investing in and enhancing the security of the UK border . Just as we invest in our borders around the rest of the UK, it is only right that we constantly monitor whether there is more we can be doing at the UK border controls in France and Belgium to ensure they are as secure as possible.
The announcement will form part of a package of measures to be announced by May and Emmanuel Macron to reinforce the close relationship the countries will continue to have after Brexit. The pair will have lunch together, before travelling to Sandhurst, where the French president will be greeted with a guard of honour . They will hold a bilateral meeting, then attend an evening reception at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
May said the summit would underline that we remain committed to defending our people and upholding our values as liberal democracies in the face of any threat, whether at home or abroad . Macron had been seeking an overhaul of the Touquet accord, saying France could no longer be Britain s coastguard without concessions from the UK to help ease the migration crisis.
Signed at a 2003 summit, the bilateral Le Touquet accord provides for juxtaposed border controls at French and British seaports, essentially moving the French border to Dover, and the UK border to Calais. French feeling has been rising against the accord for some years because it leaves France to cope with the thousands of migrants and refugees trying to reach Britain who remain stuck, in squalid conditions, on the north French coast.
As a bilateral agreement the accord is not directly affected by Brexit . But politicians, including President Emmanuel Macron, have called for its renegotiation . If the English want to take back their freedom, they must take back their border, was how Xavier Bertrand, the leader of the Hauts-de-France region, put it.
The UK says it has provided more than 120m to France since 2015 to help pay for security and other costs in and around Calais, including detection technology, a command and control centre, extra manpower and a 5m (15ft) fence along the motorway leading to the port.
Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/X00234
Under the new, legally binding treaty, Britain will agree to accelerate procedures for accepting legitimate asylum seekers currently blocked in Calais3, including unaccompanied children and those seeking to join their families in the UK, and will pay more for transport, security and border maintanence in the port.
Elys e officials said drawing up a new treaty to address important weaknesses in the Touquet agreement was quicker than revising the existing document . The new deal would also open discussions on possible British financial support for the Calais region , they said.
We have to send the signal that the border at Calais is not open or porous, the Elys e said, echoing Macron s message during a trip to the Channel port5 on Tuesday. Officials said France was anxious not to prejudice Brexit negotiations6 on any future relationship between the UK and the EU, but was determined that Anglo-French ties must not be weakened .
The pair are expected to issue a 15-page communique, setting out plans for enhanced cooperation on defence, intelligence and shared futures , the latter including cultural projects, such as the loan of the Bayeux tapestry7 to the UK, and boosting French teaching in British schools. As examples of military cooperation, the British government signalled that it would send three Chinook transport helicopters to Mali to provide logistical backing for French counter-terrorism operations there; while France agreed to contribute to the Nato-led forward presence in Estonia, where British troops are already based. The UK will also allocate 50m of extra aid, including humanitarian support, to African countries, including Mali, Niger, Chad, North Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Mauritania, as part of what the government said was a joint effort to tackle issues in source countries and routes for migrants to Europe8.
- ^ France (www.theguardian.com)
- ^ Calais (www.theguardian.com)
- ^ Calais (viewer.gutools.co.uk)
- ^ After Calais: what has happened to the refugee children? (www.theguardian.com)
- ^ trip to the Channel port (viewer.gutools.co.uk)
- ^ not to prejudice Brexit negotiations (www.theguardian.com)
- ^ loan of the Bayeux tapestry (www.theguardian.com)
- ^ Europe (www.theguardian.com)