1/41 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”
2/41 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. AFP/Getty
3/41 6 January 2018
League Two side Coventry City celebrate victory over Premier League side Stoke in the FA Cup third round
4/41 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
5/41 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
6/41 3 January 2018
Storm Eleanor lashed the UK with violent storm-force winds of up to 100mph
7/41 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
8/41 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
9/41 31 December 2017
Passing clouds creating beautiful colours in Wimbledon on the last sunset of the year
10/41 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
11/41 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
12/41 28 December 2017
Alastair Cook celebrates after reaching his double-century during the third day of the fourth Ashes cricket test match
13/41 27 December 2017
Sheep are driven to another field in the Cotswolds after overnight snow caused travel disruptions across parts of the UK
14/41 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
15/41 25 December 2017
Swimmers get out of the water after taking part in the Christmas Day Serpentine swim in Hyde Park, London
16/41 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
17/41 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.
18/41 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
19/41 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
20/41 20 December 2017
A protester wears a ‘STOP BREXIT’ hat outside the Palace of Westminster
21/41 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
22/41 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
23/41 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
24/41 16 December 2017
Oxford Street in London is filled with shoppers with 8 shopping days before Christmas
25/41 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
26/41 14 December 2017
People at the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service
27/41 13 December 2017
Wax figures of Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wearing a Christmas Jumper at Madame Tussauds
28/41 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. PA
29/41 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
30/41 10 December 2017
Pedestrians walk over the Millennium Bridge with St Paul’s Cathedral pictured in the background as snow falls
31/41 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
32/41 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
33/41 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. PA
34/41 6 December 2017
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (L) greets Nigeria’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, George Adesola Oguntade (C), and his wife, Modupe Oguntade, during a private audience at Buckingham Palace in central London
35/41 5 December 2017
800 abandoned buckets appear at Potters Field Park, London, in a moving tribute to the 800 children who die every day, on average, due to a lack of clean water and sanitation . Just one bucket in the installation, part of WaterAid s #Untapped appeal, could hold almost enough safe drinking water for one child for a week .
Every 1 donated to the #Untapped appeal until 31st January 2018 will be matched by the UK Government.
WaterAid / Ollie Dixon
36/41 4 December 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May smiles to European Union President Donald Tusk as she attends Brexit negotiations’ meetings
37/41 3 December 2017
The last Supermoon of 2017 sets over Whitley Bay, Northumberland
38/41 2 December 2017
The crowd reacts as England’s Dawid Malan fails to stop a boundary during the first day of the second Ashes test match
39/41 1 December 2017
England manager, Gareth Southgate, jokes with Belgium manager, Roberto Martinez, after their sides were drawn in the same group during the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
40/41 30 November 2017
A supporter of Lauri Love, who is accused of hacking into U.S .
government computers, wears a Donald Trump mask as he protests in front of the Royal Courts of Justice in London
41/41 29 November 2017
A sign reading ‘We want our future back’ is displayed in front of Westminster during an Anti-Brexit Demonstration
The security guard who became the first person to confront the Las Vegas gunman1 has spoken out about his ordeal. Jesus Campos, who works at the Mandalay Bay2 casino, was on duty the night Stephen Paddock killed 58 people at a country music festival by shooting from his hotel room. The 25-year-old had previously sparked concern3 after vanishing ahead of planned media events, but has broken his silence in an interview with TV host Ellen DeGeneres4.
Walking on set with the aid of a walking stick, Mr Campos explained how on the night of 1 October he had been told to check on a fire escape door on the 32nd floor of the hotel that had been left open. Realising someone had put metal brackets on the door and unable to fully open it, he called an engineer. As he went to leave, Mr Campos said he heard “rapid fire” as Paddock began shooting through his hotel room door.
NRA says nothing could have stopped Las Vegas massacre
At first I took cover, I felt a burning sensation, I went to go lift my pant leg up and I saw the blood .
That s when I called it in on my radio that shots had been fired, he said. He decided not to say he was hit in order to free up radio traffic to allow security to coordinate the response. As engineer Stephen Schuck came to fix the fire escape door, Mr Campos yelled for him to take cover just as the shooting begun again .
If he didn t say that, I would have got hit, Mr Schuck told DeGeneres. Mr Campos has also been credited with saving the life of a female guest, ordering her to get back inside as she wandered out of her hotel room. DeGeneres said this would be the only time Mr Campos would speak about the ordeal.
I just wanna mention all the people that assisted that night, whether it was Metro, the FBI, the community especially coming out together to help everyone in need, Mr Campos said.
Facebook s chief security officer warned that the fake news problem is more complicated and dangerous to solve than the public thinks. Alex Stamos, who s handling the company s investigation into Russia s use of the social media1 platform ahead of the 2016 US presidential election2, cautioned about hoping for technical solutions that he says could have unintended consequences of ideological bias. It s very difficult to spot fake news and propaganda using just computer programs, Mr Stamos said in a series of Twitter3 posts on Saturday.
Nobody of substance at the big companies thinks of algorithms as neutral, Mr Stamos wrote, adding that the media is simplifying the matter . Nobody is not aware of the risks.
The easy technical solutions would boil down to silencing topics that Facebook4 is aware are being spread by bots which should only be done if you don t worry about becoming the Ministry of Truth with machine learning systems trained on your personal biases, he said. Mr Stamos s comments shed light on why Facebook added 1,000 more people review its advertising, rather than attempting an automated solution. The company sent a note to advertisers telling them it would start to manually review ads targeted to people based on politics, religion, ethnicity or social issues . The company is trying to figure out how to monitor use of its system without censoring ideas, after the Russian government used fake accounts to spread political discord in the US ahead of the election.
A lot of people aren t thinking hard about the world they are asking Silicon Valley to build, Mr Stamos wrote .
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. Facebook has turned over more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian entities to congressional investigators looking into Russian influence on the election . Twitter has said it gave the panels a roundup of advertisements by RT, formerly known as Russia Today, a TV network funded by the Russian government.
Officials from Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet s Google are set to testify to Congress on the matter on 1 November.