These remarkable photos of Britain’s birds, beasts and beaches have been shortlisted in a competition to celebrate nature photography.
Two black rooks courting in Northumberland by Jonathan Gaunt, from Roxburghshire and two hares chasing through the snow at twilight in the Cairngorms by Catherine Clark from Inverness were picked as the winning photos in the annual competition.
Second place was awarded to Jackie Walker, from Scotland for her photo of Artic Terns feeding and to Brian Clark, from Fife, for his serene photo of evening light on The Summer Isles.
A photographer has captured the moment 46ft high waves struck Eshaness on the Shetland Islands.
Ryan Sandison took photos of the enormous waves hitting the coast of Eshaness, in the north-west of the islands, after Storm Connor hit Scotland on Boxing Day.
A former MISS ENGLAND has graduated from CAMBRIDGE University– and secured a job as a student doctor in the rival university city of OXFORD.
Carina Tyrrell, 26, has been awarded a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery after studying medicine at the prestigious university for six years. She gained a first class degree in her pre-clinical studies and a number of distinctions and prizes during the last three years of her course.
An inventor has built a giant Star Wars AT-ACT in his back garden. Colin Furze, 36, spent a month constructing the huge 5.5 metre tall Imperial Walker, which towers over his house in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
It has been built for his friend’s son Harvey Dunnett, eight, who is a massive Star Wars fan, and just in time for the launch of the new film, Rogue One. The enormous AT-ACT can move and is packed with working gadgets inside.
A chef has captured an amazing photo of a TORNADO in the skies over SUFFOLK.
Phil Hannam was taking a break from the kitchen when he saw the tornado spiralling over the small village of Thorpeness. Tornados are more commonly seen in America and Phil and his colleagues at The Kitchen @ Thorpeness restaurant were stunned to see it circling over their village, which is near the coast.
England is not set to have a white Christmas – but SNOW has fallen in the SAHARA desert for only the SECOND time in living memory.
Amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata took incredible pictures of snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra. He captured the amazing moment snow fell on the red sand dunes in the world’s largest hot desert for the first time in 37 YEARS.
A Dad whose three-year-old son loves swings has built the UK’s only 360 DEGREE swing in his BACK GARDEN - but his son will have to wait a long time before he can go on it.
The frame is a massive 5.6 metres tall and the axle, which spins him round is five metres high, which means that when Colin swings he towers over his family home in Stanford, Lincolnshire.
Coldplay have replaced the rock tradition of illuminating the stadium with lighters and mobile phones during big anthems by handing out radio-controlled GLOW BANDS.
The band gave out 20,000 of the multi-coloured glowing wrist bands to the audience for free when they played the O2 arena as part of their Mylo Xyloto tour. The innovative new bands are designed to light up and flash in time to the music during big numbers when people would previously have waved lighters or mobile phones.
These are the first pictures of actress Suranne Jones filming the second series of award-winning BBC drama Doctor Foster.
The 38-year-old actress was spotted in Hertfordshire reprising her role as betrayed wife Gemma Foster, a GP who found out her husband had been having an affair with a much younger woman for two years.
Sexy sportsmen and women at Cambridge University have bared their bums and breasts in a naked calendar to raise money for charity.
Students in the university’s sports teams, including swimming, hockey and football, have posed naked for photos around the historical city of Cambridge.
Rock star Bruce Springsteen did the CONGA around the AccorHotels Arena in Paris after a fuse blew and the concert was plunged into darkness for 20 minutes.
The singer and four of his E Street Band entertained fans by dancing through the packed arena during a power cut in the middle of the show. Springsteen was singing his hit Ramrod when a fuse blew and the arena lost all lighting and sound. The emergency lighting came back on after a few minutes, but there was no sound for 20 minutes as the crew tried to get the power working again.
A photographer has taken a stunning photo of the ruins of Kilchurn Castle reflected in Loch Ewe in Scotland.
Charles Mcguigan spent two hours waiting for exactly the right lighting to take the picture of the 15th century castle on the rocky peninsula yesterday (Sun).
An amateur photographer has amazingly tracked down people he snapped on the streets of his hometown almost 40 YEARS ago and painstakingly recreated 134 PICTURES in a remarkable new book.
Paramedic Chris Porsz spent hours walking around the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the late 1970s and 80s, taking candid shots of punks and policemen, siblings and sweethearts, traders and teenagers. Three decades later, Chris, known as the “paramedic paparazzo,” decided it would be fun to reconstruct a handful of his favourite photos from the past.
A new book shows DOGS of all shapes and sizes FLYING through the air – just like the bouncing boxer dog in the John Lewis Christmas advert.
Julia Christe, 43, has photographed more than 121 airborne canines, from tiny Chihuahuas to full-grown Siberian Huskies, in her book, Flying Dogs. The photographer spent two weekends taking hilarious pictures of a whole host of pups in mid-flight and the photos show the athleticism and freedom of dogs leaping in the air.
A gold prospector has found Britain’s biggest ever GOLD NUGGET, worth an estimated £50,000 and the size of a small chicken’s EGG, on a beach in Wales.
Vincent Thurkettle, 60, was stunned to see the incredible 97.12g (3oz) nugget of gold gleaming in a crevice on the sea bed off the coast of Anglesey. It is almost twice as heavy as the UK’s second biggest nugget, which was found in Cornwall more than 200 years ago in 1808 and weighed 59g. The nugget is believed to be part of a £120 million haul of gold which went down with the Royal Charter when it was shipwrecked during a hurricane in 1859.
British women are in the 2017 Dull Men’s Club calendar for the first time.
A manager of a PENCIL MUSEUM, crazy GOLF fanatic, PREFAB anorak, BARBED WIRE collector, mum with a RAILWAY STATION in her back garden, and a female who obsessively follows BROWN SIGNS are in this year’s calendar.
Until now only men have been in the annual calendar but Leland Carlson, assistant vice-president (the highest office) of the Dull Men’s Club, spent the past year travelling around Britain and found women with dull hobbies.
Alton Towers fans were left hanging and screaming for help for half an hour when its newest ride failed in heavy rain.
The group of 28 people were left stranded after virtual reality ride Galactica ground to a halt at the top of the first loop at around 2pm, witnesses said. A member of staff had to climb up to comfort them and calm them down after the rollercoaster, which opened in March, broke down during a heavy rain shower.