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England's week in pictures

Competitors tumble down the steep slope of Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, in pursuit of a cheese

The week began with dozens of competitors hurling themselves down the steep slope of Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, in pursuit of a circle of cheese. The perilous event is held every year.

A brave tourist paddles in the sea at Brighton beach

As much of the north of England enjoyed good Bank Holiday weather, the south of the country was battered by rain and winds. A brave beachgoer paddled in the sea at Brighton.

Lorry driver protest

Lorry drivers staged a protest in London over the rising cost of fuel. Hundreds of drivers parked on the A40, closing the carriageway.

Colour Sergeant Joey Herbert with his family

There were tears and hugs when soldiers from the 1st Battalion, The Mercian Regiment, arrived back at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire after a six-month tour of duty in Iraq.

Zarish and Samreen Aslam [left to right]

The sisters of Amar Aslam, the 17-year-old found dead in a park in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, paid tribute to their brother. Samreen Aslam said the family's lives had been left "painful and meaningless".

Manchester United's "Holy Trinity" statue

A statue of three Manchester United legends was unveiled outside the club's Old Trafford ground. The artwork depicts the "Holy Trinity" of Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law.

Flooding on the A38 Wellington: Photo: Simon Sparkes

Torrential rain caused flash flooding across south-west England. At the storm's peak, the fire brigade was taking calls every few seconds from worried residents, and hundreds of homes were flood damaged.



SEE ALSO
Cheese racers in steep challenge
26 May 08 |  Gloucestershire
Soldier brothers home from Iraq
28 May 08 |  Merseyside
Family's tribute to park teenager
29 May 08 |  West Yorkshire
Man Utd 'trinity' statue unveiled
29 May 08 |  Manchester
Storms leave county under water
29 May 08 |  Somerset


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