Joe Newman interviewed by BBC after Tragic Grenfell Tower Fire
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London Council Estate Photography The Grenfell Tower Fire disaster has brought attention to London’s council estates, which house its poorest residents. SWNS’s very own Joe Newman has visited many of London’s biggest council estates and is always drawn to the community spirit. Normally our award winning SWNS snappers are taking photos for the national media, doing anything they can to blend in and stay anonymous.  However, this week the tables were turned after Joe’s photo collection was featured on the BBC website, with Joe taking part in an interview looking at his study of London’s council estates. Following the Grenfell Tower Fire, London’s high-rise council houses are in sharp focus, You can listen to Joe’s full interview with the BBC here!   During the interview Joe said he was struck be ‘A Real Community Spirit’ in some of the blocks, which house some of London’s poorest people from a diverse range of backgrounds. Joe happens to live near one of the blocks and says he’d love to live in the building if he had the chance. If you are interested in seeing more of Joe’s work, you can see a few more of Joe’s images on his gallery page and discover other ways of seeing […] Read more!
Is This Britain’s Smallest Puppy?
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Britain’s smallest puppy has defied all the odds by surviving despite weighing just 2.5oz at birth and standing smaller than a can of IRN BRU. Seven-week-old Yorkshire terrier pup Tim was born lifeless and not breathing and owner Andrea Mcgowan, 42, battled to revive the pooch by rubbing him with a towel. Thankfully the tiny terrier, who was a pup from a litter of six, came back to life with a few gasps of air. However, teeny Tim wasn’t out of the woods and was too weak to feed from his mum, Dolly. Owner Andrea had to take over and spent weeks bottle-feeding him every two hours to make him strong enough to survive. Andrea, of Bolton Lancs., said: “That was horrendous because it was so tiring and I was constantly worrying about him getting dehydrated if I missed a feed. “And then after the feed I had to wind him then rub his belly to make him poo and wee.” Mother-of-three Andrea said rearing the sickly pup was harder work than raising her own children because it was more difficult knowing what he needed. But Tim was more fortunate than one of his brothers, who sadly only survived a […] Read more!
Picture of the week: Fine reward for early start on a frosty morning
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SWNS photographer Adam Gray got his rewards after getting out early on the coldest day of the year. Early risers were greeted with a crisp and frosty morning as temperatures dropped overnight. Read more!
Pictures of the week: Red Rainbow, Burkini and a Princess.
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What does a Princess, Burkini and a Red Rainbow have in common? SWNS is the largest independent press agency in the country. We provide the UK and overseas newspapers, magazines and websites with content every day. Here's our picture editor's photographic picks from the past week. Read more!
The King is dead, long live the Queen: Cameron leaves and May enters No.10
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SWNS photographers Joe Newman and Adam Gray were this week covering the latest political upheaval at Downing Street, capturing the moment David Cameron left No.10 and new Prime Minister Theresa May moved in. Read more!
Fan-tastic: SWNS there to capture Euro 2016
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SWNS photographer Adam Gray was on the ground in Lille, France, and captured the emotions of England and Wales fans during the gripping encounter that saw Gareth Bale score a 30 yard belter, Jamie Vardy equalising with just his third touch of the ball, and Daniel Sturridge grabbing a late, late winner for England in the dying seconds of the game. Read more!
More awards for SWNS: Photographer Peter Summers wins Photograph of the Year
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SWNS scooped yet more press awards, winning four out of six prizes at this year’s news agency press awards, including the coveted Picture of the Year 2016 award, won by talented SWNS photographer Peter Summers. Read more!
Picture of the Week: Obama arrives on Air Force One
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SWNS photographer Adam Gray was there to capture a photo of the President disembarking the Presidential Jet onto UK soil. After staking out the runway for hours, Adam caught the most powerful man in the world as soon as he stepped out of the jet. Read more!
If you didn’t know why dogs are man’s best friend, look at this…
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One of the British Army's oldest working dogs has donned goggles and boots for the largest military exercise in a decade - as it trains to support our troops on the front line. Six-year-old Scooby the springer spaniel is one of 35 hero working dogs currently taking part in Exercise Shamal Storm, the biggest military training exercise in a decade. Read more!
Picture of the week: Red Carpet Photography
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Apart from capturing the breaking news stories each day, SWNS photographers also enjoy a spot of red carpet action at film premiers and events. This week, arriving in style and hitting the red carpet at the Curzon cinema in Mayfair, Dame Helen Mirren cut a striking figure in a classy lace dress, and our photographer was behind the red carpet to capture her. Read more!
SWNS Picture of the Year
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And the winner is… Votes were cast throughout December and January for the SWNS Picture of the Year 2015. One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. Over 4,000 votes were cast and although the votes were evenly spread among the photos, there was one standout winner.  It’s now time to reveal the winning photograph (drum roll please).   SWNS Picture of the Year 2015 THIRD PLACE In third place with 173 votes was a Teddy bear pictured at Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, Iceland. An amateur photographer took a string of stunning pictures of his teddy bear on holiday – after his wife refused to pose for the camera. Christian Kneidinger, 51, has captured the cuddly toy in exotic locations including Dubai and Mauritius. The father-of-two decided to put together an album last summer after he and his wife Ranati, 51, went on holiday to Iceland. This picture was chosen as the best by the SWNS picture editors and was entered into the competition.   SECOND PLACE With 252 votes, one of our own (SWNS staff photographers Tom Maddick) scoops second place.  Tom captured this magical image of a fallow deer roaming woodland at Wentworth Castle. […] Read more!
Pictures of the week: The perfect Sunrise
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SWNS picture editor Jon Mills and award winning staff photographer Dave Hedges left their houses at 3.30am on Saturday morning to climb up Pen y Fan, in the Brecon National Park, South Wales, in the dark and in snow that was sometimes knee deep, to try and capture the perfect sunrise. Read more!
SWNS photographer captures harrowing pictures of French refugee camp
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The Grand-Synthe settlement in Dunkirk is home to around 2,500 migrants who are living in conditions so squalid that aid workers say it is on the brink of a sanitation crisis. It is described as "far worse than the Calais jungle" but has largely gone unnoticed until now. Read more!
SWNS Picture of the Year 2015 – Voting Now Open!
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Here you'll find one hundred of the most compelling images from the SWNS newswire this year as chosen by our picture editors. Help us find the winner. Simply vote for your favourites by ticking the heart icon next to each photo (you can vote for more than one). Read more!