Completing my first full year at the Press Association, here are my picture highlights of 2017:

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - January 2017   A frosty start to the year on Primrose Hill as the sun rises over London.

January 2017

 

A frosty start to the year on Primrose Hill as the sun rises over London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - January 2017   A woman walks past a protest banner against Donald Trump in central London during a march to promote womens rights in the wake of the US election result.

January 2017

 

A woman walks past a protest banner against Donald Trump in central London during a march to promote women's rights in the wake of the US election result.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - February 2017   Queen Elizabeth II walks along the platform at Kings Lynn railway station in Norfolk, as she returns to London after spending the Christmas period at Sandringham House.

February 2017

 

Queen Elizabeth II walks along the platform at King's Lynn railway station in Norfolk, as she returns to London after spending the Christmas period at Sandringham House.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - February 2017   UKIP former leader Nigel Farage rests at the back of a press conference on Brexit in central London.

February 2017

 

UKIP former leader Nigel Farage rests at the back of a press conference on Brexit in central London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - February 2017   Former Prime Minister Tony Blair makes a speech on Brexit at an Open Britain event in central London.

February 2017

 

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair makes a speech on Brexit at an Open Britain event in central London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - February 2017   World War II veterans Roy Maxwell and Alf Lonsdale sit in the back of a black cab at Wellington Barracks, London, ahead of their veterans trip to northern France with the Taxi Charity.

February 2017

 

World War II veterans Roy Maxwell and Alf Lonsdale sit in the back of a black cab at Wellington Barracks, London, ahead of their veterans trip to northern France with the Taxi Charity.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - March 2017   The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Trocadero during an official visit to Paris, France.

March 2017

 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Trocadero during an official visit to Paris, France.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - March 2017   Chancellor Philip Hammond departs 11 Downing Street, London, as he heads to the Palace of Westminster for the delivery of the Budget statement.

March 2017

 

Chancellor Philip Hammond departs 11 Downing Street, London, as he heads to the Palace of Westminster for the delivery of the Budget statement.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - March 2017   Police block the road outside the Palace of Westminster following the Westminster Bridge terror attack.

March 2017

 

Police block the road outside the Palace of Westminster following the Westminster Bridge terror attack.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - March 2017   New Chief Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, Christopher Morton, approaches the entrance gate with the keys for the Tower of London during his first Opening Ceremony.

March 2017

 

New Chief Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, Christopher Morton, approaches the entrance gate with the keys for the Tower of London during his first Opening Ceremony.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - March 2017   Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and US Defence Secretary James Mattis (left) during a joint press conference at Lancaster House in London.

March 2017

 

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and US Defence Secretary James Mattis (left) during a joint press conference at Lancaster House in London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - April 2017   Some of the 100 balloons taking part in a World Record attempt for a mass hot air balloon crossing of the English Channel, fly over the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent.

April 2017

 

Some of the 100 balloons taking part in a World Record attempt for a mass hot air balloon crossing of the English Channel, fly over the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - April 2017   Tottenham Hotspurs Harry Kane celebrates scoring against AFC Bournemouth at White Hart Lane, London. 

April 2017

 

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring against AFC Bournemouth at White Hart Lane, London. 

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - April 2017   Tottenham Hotspurs Dele Alli celebrates scoring against Watford at White Hart Lane, London.

April 2017

 

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli celebrates scoring against Watford at White Hart Lane, London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - April 2017   Bluebells are lit by the rising sun in Micheldever Wood in Hampshire.

April 2017

 

Bluebells are lit by the rising sun in Micheldever Wood in Hampshire.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - April 2017   Deer roam through bluebells in Micheldever Wood in Hampshire.

April 2017

 

Deer roam through bluebells in Micheldever Wood in Hampshire.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - April 2017   Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech in east London at the start of the election campaign.

April 2017

 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech in east London at the start of the election campaign.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - April 2017   Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech in east London at the start of the election campaign.

April 2017

 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech in east London at the start of the election campaign.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - April 2017   Members of the Gurmat Sangeet Academy in Birmingham attend the Vaisakhi Festival 2017 in Trafalgar Square, central London, to mark the Sikh New Year.

April 2017

 

Members of the Gurmat Sangeet Academy in Birmingham attend the Vaisakhi Festival 2017 in Trafalgar Square, central London, to mark the Sikh New Year.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   Prime Minister Theresa May leaving Buckingham Palace, London, after an audience with Queen Elizabeth II to mark the dissolution of Parliament for the General Election.

May 2017

 

Prime Minister Theresa May leaving Buckingham Palace, London, after an audience with Queen Elizabeth II to mark the dissolution of Parliament for the General Election.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arriving at Buckingham Palace, London, after the Duke of Edinburgh announces that he intends to retire from official duties.

May 2017

 

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arriving at Buckingham Palace, London, after the Duke of Edinburgh announces that he intends to retire from official duties.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   Queen Elizabeth II talks to guests during a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London.

May 2017

 

Queen Elizabeth II talks to guests during a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   A Great Crested Grebe nurses its young on its back in Blackwall Basin, London.

May 2017

 

A Great Crested Grebe nurses its young on its back in Blackwall Basin, London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   Dame Judi Dench sneezes after sniffing an apricot rose named after her as it is launched by Shropshire grower David Austin Roses at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London.

May 2017

 

Dame Judi Dench sneezes after sniffing an apricot rose named after her as it is launched by Shropshire grower David Austin Roses at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   A model wears a bespoke Peony Floral headdress on the Primrose Hall stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London.

May 2017

 

A model wears a bespoke Peony Floral headdress on the Primrose Hall stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   UKIP leader Paul Nuttall at a policy launch event in Gt George Street, London.

May 2017

 

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall at a policy launch event in Gt George Street, London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   Soldiers join police officers on Horse Guards Parade in Westminster, London, as armed troops have been deployed to guard key locations as the terrorism threat level is raised to imminent.

May 2017

 

Soldiers join police officers on Horse Guards Parade in Westminster, London, as armed troops have been deployed to guard key locations as the terrorism threat level is raised to imminent.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn walks by the beach with Labour candidate Sonia Barker at a campaign event in Lowestoft.

May 2017

 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn walks by the beach with Labour candidate Sonia Barker at a campaign event in Lowestoft.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaving BBC Broadcasting House in London, after an appearance on Radio 2.

May 2017

 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaving BBC Broadcasting House in London, after an appearance on Radio 2.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - May 2017   Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the Oasis Playspace, Lambeth, following the launch in central London of a Liberal Democrats campaign poster attacking the Conservatives school meals policy.

May 2017

 

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the Oasis Playspace, Lambeth, following the launch in central London of a Liberal Democrats campaign poster attacking the Conservatives' school meals policy.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - June 2017   Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage on the general election campaign trail in Clacton.

June 2017

 

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage on the general election campaign trail in Clacton.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - June 2017   Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage makes a speech in Ramsgate while on the general election campaign trail in South Thanet.

June 2017

 

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage makes a speech in Ramsgate while on the general election campaign trail in South Thanet.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - June 2017   Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron talks with activists at the Rose and Grants cafe in Glasgow on the General Election campaign trail.

June 2017

 

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron talks with activists at the Rose and Grants cafe in Glasgow on the General Election campaign trail.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - June 2017   Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron talks with activists in a bakery in Edinburgh on the General Election campaign trail.

June 2017

 

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron talks with activists in a bakery in Edinburgh on the General Election campaign trail.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - June 2017   Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron on the battle bus during the final day of the General Election campaign trail.

June 2017

 

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron on the battle bus during the final day of the General Election campaign trail.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - June 2017   Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London.

June 2017

 

Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - June 2017   Firefighters continue to tackle the blaze at Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey tower block.

June 2017

 

Firefighters continue to tackle the blaze at Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey tower block.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - June 2017   Police officers manning a cordon in Finsbury Park, north London, after a van struck pedestrians near to the Finsbury Park Mosque.

June 2017

 

Police officers manning a cordon in Finsbury Park, north London, after a van struck pedestrians near to the Finsbury Park Mosque.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - June 2017   Scaffolding is erected adajecent to the Elizabeth Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London, as conservation work on the landmark begins.

June 2017

 

Scaffolding is erected adajecent to the Elizabeth Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London, as conservation work on the landmark begins.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - June 2017   Revellers watch the rising sun to celebrate the Summer Solstice at the top of The Shard in London.

June 2017

 

Revellers watch the rising sun to celebrate the Summer Solstice at the top of The Shard in London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - July 2017   Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is mobbed by the crowd after addressing an anti-austerity rally in Parliament Square, London.

July 2017

 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is mobbed by the crowd after addressing an anti-austerity rally in Parliament Square, London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - July 2017   South Africas Ntando Mahlangu trips in action as Great Britains Richard Whitehead (right) wins the Mens 100m T42 first heat during day four of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium.

July 2017

 

South Africa's Ntando Mahlangu trips in action as Great Britain's Richard Whitehead (right) wins the Men's 100m T42 first heat during day four of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - July 2017   Thailands Kewalin Wannaruemon in the Womens 100m T11 final during day five of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium.

July 2017

 

Thailand's Kewalin Wannaruemon in the Women's 100m T11 final during day five of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - July 2017   USAs Regas Woods in the Mens Long Jump T42 Final during day five of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium.

July 2017

 

USA's Regas Woods in the Men's Long Jump T42 Final during day five of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - July 2017   Canadas Marissa Papaconstantinou cries out in pain after falling in heavy rain during the Womens 200m T44 Final during day ten of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium.

July 2017

 

Canada's Marissa Papaconstantinou cries out in pain after falling in heavy rain during the Women's 200m T44 Final during day ten of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - July 2017   Great Britains Richard Whitehead celebrates winning the Mens 200m T42 Final during day two of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium.

July 2017

 

Great Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates winning the Men's 200m T42 Final during day two of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - July 2017    A seal swims in the River Stour in Pegwell Bay, Kent, as marine biologists from ZSL undertake the fifth annual seal survey in the Thames Estuary.

July 2017

 

 A seal swims in the River Stour in Pegwell Bay, Kent, as marine biologists from ZSL undertake the fifth annual seal survey in the Thames Estuary.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - July 2017   Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks at the launch of Stonewalls Global Workplace Equality Index at the Andaz Hotel in the City of London.

July 2017

 

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks at the launch of Stonewall's Global Workplace Equality Index at the Andaz Hotel in the City of London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - August 2017   Anthony Joshua during the media day for the launch event of FitWater by Lucozade Sport at the ME Hotel, London.

August 2017

 

Anthony Joshua during the media day for the launch event of FitWater by Lucozade Sport at the ME Hotel, London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - August 2017   Members of Unite employed by Serco at Barts Health NHS Trust, on strike over pay, protest outside Sercos presentation of financial results at JP Morgan, in London.

August 2017

 

Members of Unite employed by Serco at Barts Health NHS Trust, on strike over pay, protest outside Serco's presentation of financial results at JP Morgan, in London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - August 2017   Dan Mothersole, an Engineer Stoker, in the engine room of the ST Portwey, as it celebrates its 90th birthday alongside HMS President in London.

August 2017

 

Dan Mothersole, an Engineer Stoker, in the engine room of the ST Portwey, as it celebrates its 90th birthday alongside HMS President in London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - August 2017   A man walks through the rain in Regents Park, London, as unseasonal wet weather continues to hit the UK.

August 2017

 

A man walks through the rain in Regents Park, London, as unseasonal wet weather continues to hit the UK.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - August 2017   The sun rises over The Shard in central London as warmer weather returns to the south of England.

August 2017

 

The sun rises over The Shard in central London as warmer weather returns to the south of England.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - August 2017   Crowds watch as HMS Queen Elizabeth, the UKs newest aircraft carrier, arrives in Portsmouth.

August 2017

 

Crowds watch as HMS Queen Elizabeth, the UK's newest aircraft carrier, arrives in Portsmouth.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - August 2017   A staff member looks at peeling paintwork and chipped masonry on the stairwell on the Elizabeth Tower, ahead of the bell ceasing to ring on Monday, at the Palace of Westminster, London.

August 2017

 

A staff member looks at peeling paintwork and chipped masonry on the stairwell on the Elizabeth Tower, ahead of the bell ceasing to ring on Monday, at the Palace of Westminster, London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - September 2017   Pro-European Union and anti-Brexit demonstrators kiss during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London.

September 2017

 

Pro-European Union and anti-Brexit demonstrators kiss during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - October 2017   Work commences to cover the ruin of Grenfell Tower, nearly four months since a fire inflicted the most costly tragedy in recent British history.

October 2017

 

Work commences to cover the ruin of Grenfell Tower, nearly four months since a fire inflicted the most costly tragedy in recent British history.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - October 2017   Demonstrators march towards Trafalgar Square in central London, to mark the Islamic event of Ashura.

October 2017

 

Demonstrators march towards Trafalgar Square in central London, to mark the Islamic event of Ashura.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - October 2017   Chelseas Pedro celebrates scoring against Watford at Stamford Bridge, London.

October 2017

 

Chelsea's Pedro celebrates scoring against Watford at Stamford Bridge, London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - October 2017   Members of the judiciary walk from Westminster Abbey to the Palace of Westminster in London following the annual Judges Service.

October 2017

 

Members of the judiciary walk from Westminster Abbey to the Palace of Westminster in London following the annual Judges Service.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - October 2017   Members of the anti-extremist group Football Lads Alliance (FLA) and football fanbases from across the country gather on Park Lane in London.

October 2017

 

Members of the anti-extremist group Football Lads Alliance (FLA) and football fanbases from across the country gather on Park Lane in London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - October 2017   A model wears The Raj Pink, the worlds largest known fancy intense pink diamond and valued at $20-30 million, before it is offered at auction at Sothebys.

October 2017

 

A model wears 'The Raj Pink', the world's largest known 'fancy intense pink diamond' and valued at $20-30 million, before it is offered at auction at Sotheby's.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - October 2017   A Gentoo penguin receives a health check after arriving at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium as part of a European wide breeding programme.

October 2017

 

A Gentoo penguin receives a health check after arriving at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium as part of a European wide breeding programme.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - November 2017   New Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson conducts the Band of the Grenadier Guards at Waterloo Station in London on London Poppy Day during his first public appearance since his new appointment.

November 2017

 

New Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson conducts the Band of the Grenadier Guards at Waterloo Station in London on London Poppy Day during his first public appearance since his new appointment.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - November 2017   The finishing touches are made to the new wax figure of Prime Minister Theresa May at the Merlin Magic Making studio in west London.

November 2017

 

The finishing touches are made to the new wax figure of Prime Minister Theresa May at the Merlin Magic Making studio in west London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - November 2017   Prime Minister Theresa May drinks wine after she addressed the annual Lord Mayors Banquet at the Guildhall in London as pressure mounts on her leadership.

November 2017

 

Prime Minister Theresa May drinks wine after she addressed the annual Lord Mayor's Banquet at the Guildhall in London as pressure mounts on her leadership.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - November 2017   The Prince of Wales visits the Youth Empowerment Project during a visit to the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

November 2017

 

The Prince of Wales visits the Youth Empowerment Project during a visit to the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - November 2017   The Prince of Wales visits the remains of Elmore Stoutts High School in Road Town during a visit to the island of Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

November 2017

 

The Prince of Wales visits the remains of Elmore Stoutt's High School in Road Town during a visit to the island of Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands as he continues his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - November 2017   The Prince of Wales visits Bellevue Chopin Farm on Dominica during his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

November 2017

 

The Prince of Wales visits Bellevue Chopin Farm on Dominica during his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - November 2017   Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arriving in Downing Street, London, for a Cabinet meeting.

November 2017

 

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arriving in Downing Street, London, for a Cabinet meeting.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - December 2017   Meghan Markle arriving for a visit to the Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham during her first official engagement with Prince Harry.

December 2017

 

Meghan Markle arriving for a visit to the Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham during her first official engagement with Prince Harry.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - December 2017   Meghan Markle leaving the Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham during her first official engagement with Prince Harry.

December 2017

 

Meghan Markle leaving the Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham during her first official engagement with Prince Harry.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - December 2017   Queen Elizabeth II meets Mr George Adesola Oguntade, the High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and his wife, Mrs Oguntade, during a private audience at Buckingham Palace in central London.

December 2017

 

Queen Elizabeth II meets Mr George Adesola Oguntade, the High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and his wife, Mrs Oguntade, during a private audience at Buckingham Palace in central London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - December 2017   Queen Elizabeth II leaves after the Scripture Unions 150th anniversary service of celebration at St Marys Church in London.

December 2017

 

Queen Elizabeth II leaves after the Scripture Union's 150th anniversary service of celebration at St Mary's Church in London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - December 2017   Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson makes a speech about terrorism at the Foreign Office in London.

December 2017

 

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson makes a speech about terrorism at the Foreign Office in London.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - December 2017   People dressed as Santa Claus during the Santa Dash at Clapham Common, south west London, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

December 2017

 

People dressed as Santa Claus during the Santa Dash at Clapham Common, south west London, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - December 2017   A police officer looks at Greg Knight MP arriving in Downing Street, London, in a 1961 Sunbeam Rapier car.

December 2017

 

A police officer looks at Greg Knight MP arriving in Downing Street, London, in a 1961 Sunbeam Rapier car.

Victoria Jones Press Association Photographer - December 2017 **    Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations.   ** Although technically one minute into January 2018!  

December 2017 ** 

 

Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations.

 

** Although technically one minute into January 2018!

 

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