The Full Wiki

2009 in the United Kingdom: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2009 in the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Other years
2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011
Individual countries of the United Kingdom
England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales
Sport, Television and music
2009 British Grand Prix
2009 English cricket season
Football: England | Scotland | Wales
2009 in British television
2009 in British music
2009 in British radio
UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009

Events from the year 2009 in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Designation

Incumbents

Events

Advertisements

January

February

March

April

  • 1 April -
  • 2 April - The 2009 G-20 London summit is held in response to the ongoing global financial crisis. The summit ends in the leaders announcing various measures, including a $1.1 trillion investment in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.[86]
  • 8 April - Analogue television signals begin to be switched off in the Westcountry Television area as part of the UK's ongoing process of digital switchover.[87]
  • 11 April - Gordon Brown's special adviser Damian McBride resigns his position after it emerges that he and another prominent Labour Party operative, blogger Derek Draper, had exchanged a series of emails in which they discussed plans to smear Conservative Party politicians with a series of false stories about their private lives.[88]
  • 22 April -
    • Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivers the government's budget to the House of Commons. It includes the introduction of a 50% tax rate for those earning in excess of £150,000 and the announcement that Britain's debt level will rise to 79% of GDP by 2013.[89]
    • Figures show unemployment has now risen to more than 2,100,000, the highest level seen under the current government.[90]
  • 27 April - 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak: The outbreak of Swine Flu originating in Mexico spreads to the UK, with 2 cases confirmed in Scotland.
  • 29 April -
    • Three cases of Swine Flu are confirmed in England. One adult is diagnosed in Redditch, another in South London, whilst a 12 year old girl is diagnosed in Torbay.[91] Meanwhile, the Scottish Health Secretary, Nicola Sturgeon announces that 15 suspected cases in Scotland are negative.[92]
    • The government is defeated on an opposition day motion in the House of Commons by 267 votes to 246 over their policy on Gurkha settlement rights.[93]
  • 30 April -
    • A further three cases of swine flu are confirmed by the Department of Health. Two of the cases are located in London, with the third being in Newcastle.[94]
    • The British Military's operation in Iraq officially ends after six years of combat. The Basra Province is handed over to American forces in a special ceremony, ahead of the withdrawal of British troops in the summer.[95]

May

June

July

August

  • 6 August - Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, who is gravely ill, is granted release from prison on compassionate grounds.[138]
  • 8 August - The Conservatives are reported to be studying plans for VAT to be increased to 20% if they win the general election, as part of an emergency package to cut national debt.[139]
  • 12 August -
    • Wales begins the process of digital switchover with the turning off of parts of the analogue signal from the Kilvey Hill transmitter.[140]
    • New figures show unemployment now stands at 2,440,000, the highest level for almost 15 years.[141]
  • 14 August - Britain imposes direct rule on the Turks and Caicos Islands after an inquiry found evidence of government corruption.[142]
  • 15 August - The number of British Forces personnel killed in Afghanistan since operations began in 2001 reaches 200 after the Ministry of Defence announces the death of a trooper who had been wounded in a roadside attack two days earlier.[143]
  • 20 August - The Scottish justice secretary Kenny MacAskill grants release to the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds, stating that Megrahi is in the final stages of terminal prostate cancer.[144]
  • 23 August -
    • - In cricket, the Ashes series concludes with England defeating Australia 2–1.[145]
    • - David Cameron vows to abolish child benefit for families with incomes exceeding £50,000 a year if the Tories win the forthcoming general election.[146]

September

October

  • 1 October - The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom officially opens, taking over various powers, including those of the Law Lords.[155]
  • 6 October - Shadow Chancellor George Osborne unveils plans for cutting national debt if the Conservatives win the forthcoming general election. These include increasing the retirement age for men to 66 from 2016, a decade sooner than planned by the current Labour government, as well as increasing the retirement age for women to 65 by 2020.[156]
  • 8 October - Postal workers vote three to one in favour of taking strike action over job security and working conditions.[157]
  • 12 October -
    • The government announces a £16bn assets sale in an attempt to raise funds to reduce the budget deficit. The Dartford Crossing and the state-owned bookmaker The Tote will be included in the sale.[158]
    • The independent audit of MPs expenses chaired by Sir Thomas Legg is completed. Among those who must repay claimed expenses is Prime Minister Gordon Brown who claimed £12,415 for cleaning and gardening costs.[159]
    • Reports stated that United Kingdom has worst quality of life in Europe, due to long hours, bad weather, low life expectancy and high price of many consumer goods (as a result of the recession).[160]
  • 16 October - A bomb detonates under the car belonging to a Police officer's wife in the large Unionist area of East Belfast. The woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries as the bomb was set to go off in the passenger side where her husband usually sits but was not present that day. The Real IRA later claim responsibility[161]
  • 18 October - Great Britain's Jenson Button wins the 2009 Formula One Drivers' Championship after finishing in 5th place at the Brazilian Grand Prix.[162] British based team Brawn GP, who Button drives for, secures the Constructors' Championship at the same race, in their debut season.[163]
  • 20 October - The latest MORI poll shows Conservative support at 43% - 17 points ahead of Labour. This showing, if translated into votes at an election, would see the Tories form the next government.[164]
  • 22 October - British National Party leader Nick Griffin makes a controversial first appearance on the BBC One political debate programme Question Time.[165] He later announces his intention to make a formal complaint to the BBC for the way he believed he was treated by the programme's audience, who he described as a "lynch mob" and the show's other guests.[166]
  • 25 October - It is reported that the Crown Office of Scotland has emailed relatives of British victims of the Lockerbie Disaster to inform them that a police review of the case has started now that "appeal proceedings" have ended.[167]

November

  • 4 November -
    • Five British soldiers are shot dead in Afghanistan's Helmand Province while mentoring and training Afghan police. Six other British servicemen and two Aghan police are also injured in the attack which the UK military blames on a "rogue" policeman.[168]
    • General Motors, the owner of British carmaker Vauxhall and its continental Opel partner, makes a surprise decision not to sell the carmaker to Canadian organisation Magna.
    • Granada Television begins the process of digital switchover.[169]
  • 12 November - The Glasgow North East by-election is held following the resignation of MP and former Speaker Michael Martin. It is won by Labour's Willie Bain with a majority of 8,111.[170]
  • 14 November - Severe gales and heavy rain from an Alantic storm cause floods and damage across southern England and Wales.[171]
  • 20 November - Many towns and villages in Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway are flooded following several days of heavy rain. Three bridges collapse, one of them leading to the death of a police officer, who was standing on the bridge when it collapsed.[172]
  • 22 November - The latest MORI poll shows that the Conservatives are just six points ahead of Labour, their narrowest lead for two years, with 37% of the vote, which, if translated into election results, would force a hung parliament. Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has suggested his party would support the Tories if the election resulted in no overall majority.[173][174]

December

  • 2 December - The Winter Hill transmitter has its remaining analogue signals turned off, completing the digital switchover process in the Granada Television region.[169]
  • 7 December - The Ministry of Defence announces the death in Afghanistan of a soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, taking the total number if British troops killed there in 2009 to 100.[175] The death also brings the total number of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan since the conflict began in October 2001 to 237.[175]
  • 14 December - Cabin crew at British Airways vote overwhelmingly in favour of a planned 12 days of strike action over Christmas and the New Year in a dispute over job cuts and changes to staff contracts.[176] On 17 December the High Court ruled that Unite, the representing trade union, had not correctly balloted its members on the strike action, meaning that the strikes could not go ahead.[177]
  • 16 December -
    • Scotland's largest airline, Flyglobespan, goes into administration.[178]
    • The latest unemployment figures show that UK unemployment is slowing, but now stands at the highest figure for 15 years - almost 2.5 million, equating to 8% of the workforce. The number of people claiming unemployment benefit, however, fell to 1.63 million in October, the first fall for nearly two years. Youth unemployment has increased to 952,000 - the highest level since records began 17 years ago.[179]
  • 18 December -
  • 20 December - The last MORI poll of the decade shows the Tories 17 points ahead of Labour on 43%, pointing towards a landslide and their first election win since 1992.[182]
  • 21 December - The leaders of the three main UK political parties agree to stage the first ever live televised election debates ahead of the 2010 General Election.[183]
  • 29 December - Akmal Shaikh becomes the first EU native to be executed in China in 50 years. Gordon Brown releases a statement indicating that he is appalled.[184][185]
  • 30 December -

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Year of the Child Website
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j BBC News - British military fatalities in Afghanistan
  3. ^ BBC News - Three feared dead in plane crash
  4. ^ BBC News - Stars enter Big Brother compound
  5. ^ a b BBC News - Warnings issued amid Arctic chill
  6. ^ BBC News - Wedgwood goes into administration
  7. ^ BBC News - Millions to get weather pay-outs
  8. ^ BBC News - Final Woolworths stores shut down
  9. ^ BBC News - M&S to close stores and cut jobs
  10. ^ BBC Sport - England captain Pietersen resigns
  11. ^ BBC News - Interest rates hit all-time low
  12. ^ BBC News - Prince's apology for racist term
  13. ^ BBC News - Winslett and Slumdog sweep Globes
  14. ^ BBC News - Small business loan plan unveiled
  15. ^ BBC News - Banker becomes business minister
  16. ^ BBC News - Go-ahead for new Heathrow runway
  17. ^ BBC News - MP suspended after mace protest
  18. ^ Financial Services Authority - FSA proposes to extend short selling disclosure regime
  19. ^ BBC News - UK bans on short-selling expires
  20. ^ Lloyds Banking Group - Stock Market Statement - Acquisition
  21. ^ BBC News - UK banking plan faces criticism
  22. ^ BBC News - RBS shares plunge on record loss
  23. ^ BBC News - Big fall in UK inflation to 3.1%
  24. ^ BBC News - UK unemployment hits 1.92 million
  25. ^ BBC News - BBC defends Gaza appeal decision
  26. ^ BBC News - UK in recession as economy slides
  27. ^ BBC News - Ross apologises on TV show return
  28. ^ "Karen Matthews jailed for eight years over daughter Shannon's kidnap". Daily Telegraph. 23 January 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4324634/Karen-Matthews-jailed-for-eight-years-over-daughter-Shannons-kidnap.html. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  29. ^ BBC News - Three die in Highlands avalanche
  30. ^ BBC News - 'Concern' over peers cash claims
  31. ^ Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 - 153: Commencement
  32. ^ Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (Commencement No. 4 and Saving Provision) Order 2008
  33. ^ BBC News - World growth 'worst for 60 years
  34. ^ BBC News - Scottish budget rejected by MSPs
  35. ^ BBC News - Q&A:Scottish budget rejection
  36. ^ BBC News - Mass walkout over foreign labour
  37. ^ BBC News - Refinery strikes spread across UK
  38. ^ BBC News - Heavy snow hits much of England
  39. ^ BBC News - Nuclear workers join strikes wave
  40. ^ BBC News - Further disruption for commuters
  41. ^ BBC News - Scottish budget approved by MSPs
  42. ^ BBC News - Fresh snow brings travel problems
  43. ^ BBC News - House prices 'up 1.9% in January
  44. ^ BBC News - Refinery staff vote to end strike
  45. ^ BBC News - UK reduces interest rates to 1%
  46. ^ BBC Sport - Undefeated Calzaghe quits boxing
  47. ^ BBC News - Slumdog sweeps to BAFTA success
  48. ^ BBC Sport - Scolari sacked as Chelsea manager
  49. ^ BBC Sport - Portsmouth confirm Adams sacking
  50. ^ BBC News - Former bank bosses say 'sorry'
  51. ^ BBC News - UK jobless total at 1.97 million
  52. ^ BBC News - Police decide against peers probe
  53. ^ BBC News - Sir James Crosby resigns from FSA
  54. ^ BBC News - Four die in mid-air plane crash
  55. ^ BBC News - Basra gunshot death soldier named
  56. ^ BBC News - Darling defends bailout of HBOS
  57. ^ BBC News - BA jet in airport 'hard landing
  58. ^ BBC News - UK inflation rate declines to 3%
  59. ^ BBC News - Chancellor sets RBS bonus limit
  60. ^ BBC News - Oscar joy for Slumdog Millionaire
  61. ^ "Terminally ill Jade Goody marries". BBC News. 22 February 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7903784.stm. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  62. ^ BBC News - Freed detainee 'happy to be home'
  63. ^ BBC News - Cameron's 'beautiful boy' dies
  64. ^ The Independent - Politics put on hold as house mourns death of leaders son
  65. ^ BBC News - RBS reports record corporate loss
  66. ^ BBC News - Brown vows to claw pension back
  67. ^ BBC News - Lloyds sees HBOS loss of £10.8bn
  68. ^ BBC Sport - Manchester Utd 0-0 Tottenham (aet)
  69. ^ BBC News - Seize the moment, Brown urges US
  70. ^ BBC News - Troubled ITV cuts jobs and costs
  71. ^ BBC News - Bank to pump £75bn into economy
  72. ^ BBC News - Mandleson custard attack probed
  73. ^ BBC News - Treasury takes 65% Lloyds stake
  74. ^ BBC News - Two die in 'barbaric' Army attack
  75. ^ BBC News - 'Real IRA was behind army attack
  76. ^ BBC News - Continuity IRA shot dead officer
  77. ^ BBC News - Action pledged over safety
  78. ^ BBC News - Comic Relief reaches record £57m
  79. ^ BBC News - Unemployment passes two millions
  80. ^ BBC News - Man freed after 27 years in jail
  81. ^ "Reality TV star Jade Goody dies". BBC News. 22 March 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7925719.stm. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  82. ^ BBC News - Surprise hike in consumer prices
  83. ^ BBC News - UK economy shrinks at faster pace
  84. ^ BBC News - Helicopter crash dead identified
  85. ^ BBC News - Police clash with G20 protesters
  86. ^ BBC News - G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal
  87. ^ Digital UK - Westcountry
  88. ^ BBC News - No 10 official quits over e-mails
  89. ^ BBC News - Tax rise as UK debt hits record
  90. ^ "Unemployment rises to 2.1m on day of Budget". thisismoney.co.uk. 22 April 2009. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=483014&in_page_id=2. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  91. ^ BBC News - Three new swine flu cases in UK
  92. ^ BBC News - Suspected Scots flu cases hits 32
  93. ^ BBC News - Brown defeated over Gurkha rules
  94. ^ BBC News - UK confirms eight swine flu cases
  95. ^ BBC News - UK combat operations end in Iraq
  96. ^ BBC News - UK waits on 600 swine flu tests
  97. ^ Sky News - Hundreds Tested For Swine Flu As Cases Rise
  98. ^ BBC News - Q&A: The MP expenses row
  99. ^ BBC Sport - Man Utd 0-0 Arsenal
  100. ^ BBC News - Speaker quits 'for sake of unity'
  101. ^ "Gurkhas win right to settle in UK". BBC News. 21 May 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8060607.stm. Retrieved 23 May 2009. 
  102. ^ "United lose Chamions League final". Manchester Evening News. 27 May 2009. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1117670_united_lose_champions_league_final. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  103. ^ "FA Cup final 2009: Chelsea win at Wembley 'highlight' of my stay, says Guus Hiddink". Daily Telegraph. 30 May 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/facup/5413238/FA-Cup-final-2009-Chelsea-win-at-Wembley-highlight-of-my-stay-says-Guus-Hiddink.html. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  104. ^ "Ipsos MORI Political Monitor May 2009". Ipsos MORI. 1 June 2009. http://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpublications/researcharchive/poll.aspx?oItemId=2321. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  105. ^ "Home Secretary Smith to step down". BBC News. 2 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8079205.stm. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  106. ^ "Brown attacked after Blears quits". BBC News. 3 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8080777.stm. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  107. ^ "Labour loses council strongholds". BBC News. 5 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8085558.stm. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  108. ^ "The Full Story: Brown's Reshuffle". BBC News. 5 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8084571.stm. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  109. ^ "Labour slump to historic defeat". BBC News. 8 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8088133.stm. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  110. ^ "UK unemployment figures". BBC News. 9 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8046128.stm. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  111. ^ "First UK swine flu patient death". BBC News. 2009-06-15. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8099832.stm. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  112. ^ Radio Today - Top 40 Chart
  113. ^ "Iraq war inquiry to be in private". BBC News. 15 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8100432.stm. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  114. ^ "'Radical' Holyrood powers urged". BBC News. 15 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8099634.stm. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  115. ^ "Digital Britain countdown begins". BBC News. 16 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8093054.stm. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  116. ^ "MPs' expenses made public online". BBC News. 18 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8105227.stm. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  117. ^ "Row over blacked out MP expenses". BBC News. 18 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8107922.stm. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  118. ^ "Tory MP Bercow is elected Speaker". BBC News. 22 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8111887.stm. Retrieved 22 June 2009. 
  119. ^ "Top BBC bosses' expenses revealed". BBC News. 25 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8118233.stm. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  120. ^ "Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe and Trooper Joshua Hammond killed in Afghanistan". Ministry of Defence. 2 July 2009. http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/LieutenantColonelRupertThorneloeAndTrooperJoshuaHammondKilledInAfghanistan.htm. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  121. ^ "Tribute to 'outstanding' soldiers". BBC News. 3 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8131698.stm. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  122. ^ "East Coast rail to be state run". BBC News. 1 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8127851.stm. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  123. ^ "Six killed in tower block blaze". BBC News. 3 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8133871.stm. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  124. ^ "News of the World 'bugging' claim". BBC News. 8 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8141300.stm. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  125. ^ "UK troop losses rise in Afghanistan". Al Jazeera. 11 July 2009. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/07/20097114914993351.html. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  126. ^ "BBC chiefs' bonuses are suspended". BBC News. 14 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8149036.stm. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  127. ^ "UK jobless total climbs to 2.4m". BBC News. 15 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8151017.stm. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  128. ^ "Oldest WWI veteran dies aged 113". BBC News. 18 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8157128.stm. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  129. ^ Chapman, Tessa (23 July 2009). "DIY Diagnosis: Swine Flu Hotline Launched". Sky News. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/UK-Swine-Flu-Hotline-Service-Launched-Allowing-People-To-Bypass-NHS-To-Get-Antiviral-Drugs/Article/200907415344549?lpos=UK_News_Article_Related_Content_Region_8&lid=ARTICLE_15344549_UK_Swine_Flu_Hotline_Service_Launched_Allowing_People_To_Bypass_NHS_To_Get_Antiviral_Drugs. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  130. ^ Swaine, Jon (23 July 2009). "Swine flu: emergency website crashes under weight of demand". Telegraph.co.uk. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/swine-flu/5894881/Swine-flu-emergency-website-crashes-under-weight-of-demand.html. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  131. ^ "Tories beat Labour in by-election". BBC News. 24 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8166398.stm. Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  132. ^ "WWI veteran Patch dies aged 111". BBC News. 25 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8168691.stm. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  133. ^ "Britain's last surviving First World War veteran Claude Choules says war was boring". Daily Telegraph. 27 July 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5919952/Britains-last-surviving-First-World-War-veteran-Claude-Choules-says-war-was-boring.html. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  134. ^ Gibson, Owen (28 July 2009). "Britain lands rugby World Cup double". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/jul/28/rugby-union-league-world-cup. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  135. ^ "MS woman wins right-to-die fight". BBC News. 30 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8177343.stm. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  136. ^ "BA Grounds Jets After Suffering Record Loss". Sky News. 31 July 2009. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/British-Airways-Loses-148m-In-The-First-Quarter/Article/200907415350415?lpos=Home_Top_Stories_Header_0&lid=ARTICLE_15350415_British_Airways_Loses_%3F148m_In_The_First_Quarter. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  137. ^ "Hacker loses extradition appeal". BBC News. 31 July 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8177561.stm. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  138. ^ "Train robber Biggs wins freedom". BBC News. 6 August 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/8188479.stm. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  139. ^ "Tories study plans for 20% VAT". Daily Telegraph. 8 August 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/5996163/Tories-study-plans-for-20-VAT.html. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  140. ^ Digital UK - Kilvey Hill
  141. ^ "UK jobless total climbs to 2.4m". BBC News. 12 August 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8196549.stm. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  142. ^ "UK imposes Turks and Caicos rule". BBC News. 14 August 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8202339.stm. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  143. ^ "Death takes UK Afghan toll to 200". BBC News. 15 August 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8203711.stm. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  144. ^ "Lockerbie bomber Megrahi to be freed despite US opposition - Scotsman.com News". http://news.scotsman.com/world/Lockerbie-bomber-Megrahi-to-be.5572026.jp. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  145. ^ Lillywhite, Jamie (23 August 2009). "Victorious England regain Ashes". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/england/8217035.stm. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  146. ^ "Too posh for dosh". News of the World. 23 August 2009. http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/465992/Too-posh-for-dosh-No-benefits-if-you-earn-over-pound50k-David-Cameron.html. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  147. ^ Gardham, Duncan (7 September 2009). "Three guilty of plotting biggest ever airline bombing". Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/6024663/Airlines-gang-guilty.html. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  148. ^ "Bomb 'was left to kill officers'". BBC News. 8 September 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8244138.stm. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  149. ^ Digital UK - Caradon Hill
  150. ^ "Dissident mortar bomb gang jailed". BBC News. 17 September 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8260859.stm. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  151. ^ "Masked gunmen seen at Lurgan riots". UTV. 18 September 2009. http://u.tv/News/Masked-gunmen-seen-at-Lurgan-riots-/7c249366-886f-44ce-bb4b-235b6a7b1607. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  152. ^ "Huge Anglo-Saxon gold hoard found". BBC News. 24 September 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/8272058.stm. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  153. ^ Naughton, Phillipe (30 September 2009). "Labour fails to conceal its anger after The Sun switches to support Conservatives". Times Online. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6855370.ece. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  154. ^ "Labour slip to third place in September Ipsos MORI Political Monitor poll". Ipsos MORI. 29 September 2009. http://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpublications/researcharchive/poll.aspx?oItemId=2475. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  155. ^ "UK Supreme Court judges sworn in". BBC News. 1 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8283939.stm. Retrieved 1 October. 
  156. ^ "Tories plan rise in pension age". BBC News. 6 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8291835.stm. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  157. ^ "Royal Mail workers vote to strike". BBC News. 8 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8296660.stm. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  158. ^ "Brown unveils £16bn assets sale". BBC News. 12 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8301927.stm. Retrieved 12 October 2009. 
  159. ^ "Brown to repay £12,415 expenses". BBC News. 12 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8303312.stm. Retrieved 12 October 2009. 
  160. ^ "Britain has worst quality of life in Europe, study says". Telegraph. 12 October 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/6284423/Britain-has-worst-quality-of-life-in-Europe-study-says.html. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  161. ^ "Car bomb explosion in east Belfast". Belfast Telegraph. 16 October 2009. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/community-telegraph/car-bomb-explosion-in-east-belfast-14534525.html. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  162. ^ "Brilliant Button clinches title". BBC Sport. 18 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8313300.stm. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  163. ^ "Brawn win title in debut F1 year". BBC Sport. 18 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8289217.stm. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  164. ^ "Poll - Voting intentions return to pre-conference positions". Ipsos MORI. 20 October 2009. http://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpublications/researcharchive/poll.aspx?oItemId=2499. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  165. ^ "Angry scenes face Griffin at BBC". BBC News. 22 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8321157.stm. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  166. ^ "Griffin complaint over BBC 'mob'". BBC News. 23 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8322322.stm. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  167. ^ "Families welcome Lockerbie review". BBC News. 25 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8324742.stm. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  168. ^ "Five British soldiers shot dead". BBC News. 4 November 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8341659.stm. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  169. ^ a b Digital UK - Winter Hill
  170. ^ "Labour wins in Glasgow North East". BBC News. 13 November 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8355282.stm. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  171. ^ "Stormy weather 13 and 14 November 2009". The Met Office. 2009-11-17. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice/2009/ht20091117.html. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  172. ^ "Body found in floods search is missing policeman". London: BBC News. November 20, 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/8370692.stm. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  173. ^ "Ipsos MORI November Political Monitor". Ipsos MORI. 23 November 2009. http://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpublications/researcharchive/poll.aspx?oItemId=2516. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  174. ^ "Lib Dems to steer Cameron into No 10 if vote ends in hung Parliament". Times Online. 23 November 2009. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6927353.ece. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  175. ^ a b "UK soldier becomes 100th to die in Afghanistan in 2009". BBC News. 7 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8400444.stm. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  176. ^ "British Airways cabin crew vote for Christmas strike". BBC News. 14 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8411214.stm. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  177. ^ "British Airways cabin crew strike blocked". BBC News. 17 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8418805.stm. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  178. ^ "Scotland's biggest airline goes bust". BBC News. 16 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8417183.stm. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  179. ^ "Unemployment rise continues to slow". BBC News. 16 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8415683.stm. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  180. ^ "Heavy snow causes travel chaos in parts of England". BBC News. 18 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8420057.stm. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  181. ^ "Sir Terry Wogan bids farewell to show". BBC News. 18 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8420157.stm. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  182. ^ "Poll - Ipsos MORI December Political Monitor". Ipsos MORI. 20 December 2009. http://www.ipsos-mori.com/researchpublications/researcharchive/poll.aspx?oItemId=2531. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  183. ^ "Brown to face three televised election debates". BBC News. 21 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8425280.stm. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  184. ^ "British man said to be mentally ill executed in China". BBC News. 29 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8433285.stm. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  185. ^ "British drug smuggler executed in China". China Daily. 29 December 2009. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-12/29/content_9243734.htm. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  186. ^ "UK hostage Peter Moore released alive in Iraq". BBC News. 30 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8435075.stm. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  187. ^ "Three climbers die in avalanches". The Press Association. 30 December 2009. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5goM5jhhBUYkvn5NImh-lWgObRy8A. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  188. ^ "Three climbers die in avalanches". BBC News. 30 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8434825.stm. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message