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Events from the year 2007 in the United Kingdom.

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January

February

  • 1 February
    • Defence Secretary Des Browne announces that the UK forces in Southern Afghanistan will be boosted by 800.
    • Passenger duty for flights from the UK doubles.[23]
    • Downing Street officials reveal that Tony Blair had been interviewed as a witness by police on 26 January in connection with the Cash-for-honours allegations.
  • 3 February - The presence of the H5N1 virus in the avian flu outbreak at the Holton turkey plant in Suffolk is confirmed.[24]
  • 11 February
    • The British Academy Film Awards are held; winners include Helen Mirren for Best Actress.[25]
    • The England Cricket team defeat Australia to win their first overseas One-Day International trophy since 1997.[26]
  • 23 February - Grayrigg rail crash: A Virgin Pendolino train derails in Cumbria, killing one person and injuring dozens more.[27]

March

April

May

June

July

  • 1 July
  • 2 July
    • Michael Mullen, 21, of Leeds, is sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of his two-year-old niece Casey Leigh Mullen, who died at her home in the city on 11 February this year. The trial judge recommends that Mullen should serve a minimum of 35 years before being considered for parole.
    • Demolition work begins on the historic HP Sauce factory in Birmingham, which closed in May with the loss of 125 jobs and the end of more than 100 years of manufacturing when the production facility was transferred to the Netherlands.
  • 6 July–8 July - The 2007 British Grand Prix is held at the Silverstone Circuit.
  • 12 July - The first MORI poll of Gordon Brown's reign as prime minister shows the Labour government six points ahead of the Tories on 41%. [4]
  • 22 July - Floods cause chaos through wide areas of Britain, especially the counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire, leaving hundreds homeless and thousands of vehicles stranded on major roads.[20]

August

  • 1 August - Scouting's Sunrise to celebrate 100 years of Scouting worldwide and mark the beginning of the next century.
  • 22 August - 11-year-old Rhys Jones is shot dead in Croxteth, Liverpool. His death is believed to have been a random shooting carried out by a local gang.[20]
  • 31 August - 10th Anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.

September

October

November

December

Publications

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Train strike runs into second day, BBC News
  2. ^ Big Brother launch watched by 7m, BBC News
  3. ^ Two dead after M-way coach crash, BBC News
  4. ^ Coach crash firm withdraw buses, BBC News
  5. ^ Australia complete series whitewash, BBC Sport
  6. ^ Cartoons protester found guilty, BBC News
  7. ^ Bristol runway shut in safety row, BBC News
  8. ^ First Deal or No Deal jackpot won, BBC News
  9. ^ Gay rights laws challenge fails, BBC News
  10. ^ One dead as helicopters collide, BBC News
  11. ^ "Reid seeks to reassure". BBC News. 2007-01-10. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6247339.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  12. ^ "Reid hits back in crime files row". BBC News. 2007-01-12. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6255139.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  13. ^ "Missing suspect a threat - Tories". BBC News. 2007-01-10. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6269673.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  14. ^ "Cameron attacks Blair on records". BBC News. 2007-01-17. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6270935.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  15. ^ "Reid hits back in sentencing row". BBC News. 2007-01-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6301125.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  16. ^ "Convicted sex offenders 'missing'". BBC News. 2007-01-28. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6306807.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  17. ^ Shock as UK rates rise to 5.25%, BBC News
  18. ^ Dame Helen is Queen of the Globes, BBC News
  19. ^ Crystal meth made class A drug, BBC News
  20. ^ a b c d McGuinness, Ross (March 16, 2009). "Metro". pp. 30. 
  21. ^ Nine dead as UK struck by storms, BBC News
  22. ^ "Stricken cargo ship run aground", BBC News
  23. ^ "Air tax increase comes into force" BBC News
  24. ^ "Timeline: Bird flu in the UK", BBC News
  25. ^ "Mirren adds Bafta to awards haul"
  26. ^ "Commonwealth Bank Series", BBC Sport
  27. ^ One dead in Cumbria train crash (BBC)
  28. ^ "Eritrea denies kidnap accusation", BBC News
  29. ^ "Attorney general halts BBC probe", BBC News)
  30. ^ "Rogue fuel traced to depot tanks", BBC News
  31. ^ "UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan", BBC News
  32. ^ Wikinews
  33. ^ "Kidnapped Britons' vehicles found", BBC News
  34. ^ "Griffiths quits over Trident", The Scotsman
  35. ^ "Fears for BBC Gaza correspondent", BBC News
  36. ^ "Five kidnapped Britons freed in Eritrea", The Times
  37. ^ "'Binding' carbon targets proposed", BBC News
  38. ^ "Labour rebels vote against Blair on Trident", UK Telegraph
  39. ^ "'Friendly fire' killing unlawful", BBC News
  40. ^ "US rejects ruling on UK soldier", BBC News
  41. ^ "Brown cuts basic tax rate by 2p", BBC News
  42. ^ "Two sailors killed on submarine", BBC News
  43. ^ "UK sailors captured at gunpoint". BBC. 2007-03-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6494289.stm. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  44. ^ Dominic Kennedy (17 April 2008). "Report reveals Iran seized British sailors in disputed waters". London: The Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article3761058.ece. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  45. ^ "NI deal struck in historic talks", BBC News
  46. ^ "Network Rail fined £4m for Paddington crash", Guardian
  47. ^ a b England smoke ban to start 1 July, BBC News
  48. ^ "Fans in hospital after violence", BBC News
  49. ^ "Four UK soldiers killed in Iraq", BBC News
  50. ^ "Three dead after vessel capsizes", BBC News
  51. ^ "Dozens dead, wounded in bombings across Iraq" AP/CNN
  52. ^ Gabriel Rozenberg, Economics Reporter (2007-04-18). "Letter to Brown as inflation passes 3%". the Times. London. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article1668734.ece. 
  53. ^ "Anti-terror raids net 6 suspects", CNN
  54. ^ ""Man Utd seal title as Chelsea draw at Arsenal"". http://www.rediff.com/sports/2007/may/06manu.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  55. ^ "No McGuinness handshake - Paisley". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/6608911.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  56. ^ "Blair defends Home Office split", BBC News
  57. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Final Scoreboard". European Broadcasting Union (eurovision.tv). 2007-05-12. http://www.eurovision.tv/addons/scoreboards/2007/final.html. Retrieved 2007-05-13. 
  58. ^ "Salmond elected as first minister", BBC News
  59. ^ "Prince Harry will not go to Iraq", BBC News
  60. ^ ""FA Cup final - Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd", BBC Sport". 2007-05-19. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/6649815.stm. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  61. ^ Action in the UK - Carbon Reduction Commitment, DEFRA
  62. ^ "UK requests Lugovoi extradition", BBC News
  63. ^ "Fire closes nuclear power station", BBC News
  64. ^ "Web inventor gets Queen's honour", BBC News
  65. ^ "Iran condemns Rushdie knighthood", BBC News
  66. ^ "Rushdie title 'may spark attacks'", BBC News
  67. ^ "Harman wins deputy leader contest", BBC News
  68. ^ "Brown is UK's new prime minister", BBC News
  69. ^ "Blair becomes Middle East envoy", BBC News
  70. ^ "Brown unveils huge Cabinet revamp"
  71. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6997270.stm
  72. ^ ""Labour donations timeline", BBC News". 2007-12-04. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7119250.stm. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 

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