2018: The Year in Pictures
After a relatively mild winter, the “Beast from the East” brought heavy snow and bone-chilling cold to much of the country. Donald Trump was greeted by huge street protests as he made his first visit to the UK as President of the United States, and the nation’s hopes were lifted – if only briefly – by England’s performance at the World Cup in Russia. As the year progressed, plans for the UK’s departure from the European Union continued to unravel, and calls for a “People’s Vote” on any eventual settlement grew louder – especially at the Labour Party Conference. On the opposite bench, Prime Minister Theresa May postponed the parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, enraging swathes of her own party. Having survived a vote of confidence in her leadership, she enjoys another Christmas in Number 10. But with urgent deadlines looming in the new year, the battle is far from over. Along with trips to Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Istanbul, here are some of my favourite photographs from the last twelve months.