In Pictures: World leaders and protesters gather in France as G7 summit begins

August 24, 2019

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel are among the leaders who have gathered in Biarritz in southern France for the G7 summit. Meanwhile, anti-G7 activists from around the world are staging protests in the area calling for action on issues such as climate change, the migrant crisis and gender equality.


In Pictures: Hordes of Vikings descend on Yorkshire town

August 24, 2019

Hordes of marauding Vikings have descended on a coastal town in Yorkshire. About 200 Vikings pitched authentic tents in the grounds of Whitby Abbey to form a living history event that included battle re-enactments as well as period cooking and crafts.


In Pictures: Nerves, tears and hugs as students collect exam results

August 22, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of youngsters have received their results after sitting the Government’s tough new GCSE courses. More than one in five (20.8%) UK entries scored one of the three top grades, and just 837 teenagers scored a clean sweep of the highest grade in every subject they sat.


In pictures: Lightning strikes the north-east

June 29, 2019

People across the north-east have managed to catch a lightning strike on camera. The Met Office issued a warning earlier today about a “surge of frequent lightning activity”.  Here are some of the best photographs we’ve seen so far: