In the meantime here's some photos, and the first three are all full British tick beetles for me.
A good one for advocates of easy to remember and snappy vernacular names
Greater Thorn-tipped Longhorn Beetle
Note - not photographed on pine
Found this on one of my garden lavendar plants, technically a tick as it's the first time I've found it, though I saw one last year that my youngest proudly brought home from school and stuck under my nose.
Up next will be a British tick, provided no one shouts up that I've got the ID wrong. But it's not a beetle.
Simulium sp. (poss. noelleri)
And some other bits, only the first being new for the year.