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1 May

Univer­sity of St An­drews stu­dents take a tra­di­tional May Day Dip on the town's East Sands. It is said to bring luck in ex­ams.

2 May

Army sur­geons in El Paso grow an ear on the arm of Pri­vate Shamika Bur­rage – it is later suc­cess­fully at­tached to her head af­ter she lost the orig­i­nal one in a car ac­ci­dent.

3 May

Jeremy Cor­byn out­side a polling sta­tion af­ter vot­ing in the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions.

4 May

Sir Paul Mccart­ney and his wife Nancy Shev­ell af­ter a cer­e­mony at Buck­ing­ham Palace at which he was made a Com­pan­ion of Hon­our.

5 May

Cherry blos­som in Har­ro­gate, York­shire.

6 May

Manch­ester City win the Premier League. Cel­e­bra­tions be­come so an­i­mated that the team knock the sil­ver tro­phy off its plinth.

7 May

Wear­ing Margiela, Ri­hanna ar­rives at the Met Gala in New York to cel­e­brate the open­ing of the Heav­enly Bod­ies: Fash­ion and the Catholic Imag­i­na­tion ex­hi­bi­tion.

8 May

Jury mem­bers at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val (from left): Khadja Nin, Léa Sey­doux, Cate Blanchett, Ava Du­ver­nay and Kris­ten Ste­wart.

9 May

Pres­i­dent Trump holds up a procla­ma­tion declar­ing his in­ten­tion to with­draw from the JCPOA Iran nu­clear agree­ment, which curbed its nu­clear ac­tiv­i­ties in re­turn for lift­ing sanc­tions.

10 May

Don­ald Trump – ac­com­pa­nied by Me­la­nia – wel­comes home three Amer­i­can de­tainees freed by North Ko­rea.

11 May

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Corn­wall at the ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site of Knos­sos, on a three-day tour of Greece.

12 May

For­mer Labour cabi­net min­is­ter Dame Tessa Jow­ell dies aged 70.

13 May

Ac­tor Vanessa Kirby wins a Bafta Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tress award for her por­trayal of Princess Mar­garet in The Crown.

14 May

A flower-adorned Win­nie Har­low on the cat­walk as part of Naomi Camp­bell’s Fash­ion for Re­lief char­ity gala in Cannes.

15 May

A Pales­tinian demon­stra­tor holds a sling dur­ing a protest mark­ing the 70th an­niver­sary of Nakba, near the Jewish set­tle­ment of Beit El, near Ra­mal­lah, in the oc­cu­pied West Bank.

16 May

Golfers carry on re­gard­less as an ash plume rises in the dis­tance from the Ki­lauea vol­cano on the Big Is­land in Hawaii’s aptly named Vol­ca­noes Na­tional Park.

17 May

York Min­ster un­veils the re­stored stained glass in its Great East Win­dow.

18 May

Seven­teen-year-old Dim­itrios Pagourtzis is charged with cap­i­tal mur­der af­ter killing 10 peo­ple at Santa Fe High School in Texas. It is the sec­ond dead­li­est school shoot­ing in the US so far this year.

19 May

Un­der per­fect blue skies, Prince Harry takes Meghan Markle to be his bride at St Ge­orge’s Chapel, Wind­sor Cas­tle. The 2,640 mem­bers of the pub­lic in­vited into the cas­tle grounds are among the first to see the new Duchess of Sus­sex in her Givenchy gown, de­signed by Clare Waight Keller.

20 May

As the Fly­ing Scots­man steams hap­pily through Fife, a new na­tional rail­way timetable comes into op­er­a­tion, caus­ing ma­jor can­cel­la­tions and de­lays.

21 May

The Queen at­tends the Chelsea Flower Show the day be­fore it opens.

22 May

A woman places can­dles for each of the dead as a trib­ute in St Anne’s Square on the first an­niver­sary of the Manch­ester Arena bomb­ing.

23 May

Yu­lia Skri­pal makes a state­ment in her first pub­lic ap­pear­ance since she and her fa­ther, Sergei, were poi­soned with Novi­chok.

24 May

Italy’s new prime min­is­ter, Giuseppe Conte, leaves dis­cus­sions to for­malise his pop­ulist coali­tion gov­ern­ment.

25 May

Film pro­ducer Har­vey We­in­stein (right) with his lawyer Ben­jamin Braf­man in­side Man­hat­tan Crim­i­nal Court. He is charged with rape and sex­ual abuse of­fences.

26 May

Women in Dublin, cel­e­brate the re­sult of the pre­vi­ous day’s ref­er­en­dum, in which a large ma­jor­ity voted to lift the ban on abor­tion in the Repub­lic of Ire­land.

27 May

Pres­i­dent Macron thanks Mamoudou Gas­sama, a Malian im­mi­grant dubbed the ‘Spi­der-man of Paris’ for climb­ing up a build­ing to save a child hang­ing from a fourth-floor bal­cony.

28 May

Chris An­der­son, 30, breaks records in Glouces­ter­shire’s an­nual cheese-rolling race, with his 22nd win.

29 May

Star­bucks shuts more than 8,000 of its stores in the United States early in or­der to con­duct racial-bias ed­u­ca­tion for its em­ploy­ees.

30 May

Rus­sian dis­si­dent jour­nal­ist Arkady Babchenko ap­pears at a news con­fer­ence in Kiev less than 24 hours af­ter he faked his own death to flush out a plot to kill him.

31 May

Kim Kar­dashian West meets Don­ald Trump at the White House where she suc­cess­fully ap­peals for the par­don of Al­ice Marie John­son, 63, serv­ing a life sen­tence for drug of­fences.

The early May bank hol­i­day is the warm­est ever

The four-month erup­tion of Ki­lauea cre­ated a small new is­land off Hawaii

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