The UK's week in pictures: Richard Ratcliffe, the Budget, and Assange protests

'The National' selects the best pictures from around the UK over the past week

This week, Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, began a hunger strike in protest at the UK government’s failure to secure her return from Iran, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered his autumn Budget, and protesters gathered at London's High Court as the US launched an appeal against the decision that Julian Assange should not be sent to the US.

Updated: October 29th 2021, 3:09 PM