UK News

Insights from the UK and beyond

Best of Britain – the week in pictures

A weekly selection of some of the best pictures taken by our photographers in Britain, selected by our visuals editors.

Manchester City’s Robinho gestures during a match against Newcastle United in Manchester January 28, 2009. The Premier League star, Britain’s most expensive footballer, denied any wrongdoing or criminality after his arrest over allegations of serious sexual assault.  REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

An installation entitled “Tehran Prostitutes” by Shirin Fakhim is seen at The Saatchi Gallery in west London January 28, 2009. The installation forms part of a forthcoming exhibition entitled New Art From The Middle East. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Gordon Brown watches apprentices during his visit to a construction skills academy in Glasgow, January 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

A man stands with a brightly coloured umbrella in Portsmouth, January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Best of Britain – the week in pictures


Here is our weekly selection of the best pictures taken by our photographers in Britain, chosen by our visuals editors.

A placard lies in the mud after a demonstration outside the Staythorpe power station, central England, January 19, 2009. Union members protested at the site of the new power station over claims overseas workers were being hired instead of UK staff.  Some commentators said unemployment could rise to three million before there is a recovery. REUTERS/Darren Staples

The week in pictures


A selection of the week’s best images from Britain.  Click here if you would like to see it as a slideshow.

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke arrives for the UK premiere of his film “The Wrestler” at Leicester Square in London on January 5, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor