BBC’S TAKE ON 2019 IN PICTURES: Images from around the UK

A selection of the best photographs taken by news photographers around the UK this year

The owner of a three-wheeled Reliant Robin car battles snowThe owner of a three-wheeled Reliant Robin car battles snow off the A6 near the village of Shap in January. Roads and schools were closed across Cumbria, with snow covering parts of North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales.
Polish tourists trying to see how many of them can fit into a red telephone box, in Westminster, LondonOn a cold winter’s day, a group of Polish tourists have fun by trying to see how many of them can fit into a red telephone box in Westminster, London.
Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray (left) and a pro-Brexit protester argueAnti-Brexit protester Steve Bray (left) and a pro-Brexit protester argue as they demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, in January.
Olivia Colman holds her Oscar for Best ActressOlivia Colman clutches her Oscar for best actress, for her role as Queen Anne in the The Favourite. She gave a heartfelt speech, saying: “It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. I got an Oscar.”
Twins Ami and Aya outside Christie's, LondonTwins Ami and Aya from Tokyo took the catwalk to the street during London Fashion Week.
In February, students around the country walked out of schools to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem. Organisers Youth Strike 4 Climate said about 15,000 people had protested, in more than 60 towns and cities. Later in the year, a global climate strike saw millions of people around the world demonstrate for “an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone”.
A member of the Canal & River Trust inspects the Standedge TunnelIn March, a member of the Canal & River Trust inspects the Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg meets Green Party Westminster leader Caroline Lucas (left) and Labour leader Jeremy CorbynSwedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (centre) meets Green Party Westminster leader Caroline Lucas (left) and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the House of Commons in April. Ms Thunberg criticised the UK for supporting new exploitation of fossil fuels and exaggerating cuts to carbon emissions. An empty chair was left for former Prime Minister Theresa May, who did not attend.
Participants take part in the annual cheese rolling competitionParticipants take part in the annual cheese-rolling competition at Cooper’s Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, in May. Max McDougall, 22, won the first men’s downhill race after tripping and tumbling down the hill. Mr McDougall said: “It was better than last year, when I knocked myself out.”
SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets constituents in EdinburghSNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets constituents in Edinburgh on the final day of campaigning before the general election on 12 December. Her party won 48 seats, 13 more than in the 2017 election.

2 comments

  1. Rubbish. BBC backed terrorists, contras, death squads, regime change agents and proxy hybrid war forces massacred and butchered millions throughout the world in 2019. Also the Greta kid is a front for a $multi-trillion business plan for the world. It’s profit before people and a mass marketing and MSM scam. You are not paying attention if you think capitalists, investment bankers, are going to deal with climate change and look after your kids. It’s always the $$.

    Of course, you often can’t get a fag paper between the SNP and the BBC. “Controlled opposition” it’s called. They front on opposition but, except for independence, they stand by everything else the BBC represents in other respects. They’re imperialist warmongers and future NATO members. They back the US. They’re pro-capitalist. They despise Putin and Russia. They’re pro-EU. The ruling class know it pays to send out mixed messages, disinformation and counter-intelligence. It’s creates confusion and divide and rule amongst the plebs. We can’t have the riff-raff agreeing with each other or there would be mob rule. It’s ruling class mob rule and bankers too big to jail, only.

    1. You are a terrible man, James. Surely you’re not putting the SNP and the BBC in the same camp? Our view here is that much of what you are saying is entirely off the wall. However, there is much of that around in these parts. And whatever you say, we defend your right to say it. Editor

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