2000 in England

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See also
1999-00 in English football
2000-01 in English football

Events from 2000 in England

Incumbents[edit]

Further information: Politics of England

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • 7 June - Tony Blair receives a hostile reception during a speech at the Women's Institute, where he is heckled and slow hand-clapped by furious members.
  • 10 June - The much-anticipated Millennium Bridge opens to the public, but has to close after it starts swaying.
  • 12 June - The England national football team begins its participation in the European Championships, jointly hosted by the Netherlands and Belgium. They lose their opening group game 3-2 to Portugal despite taking an early 2-0 lead through Paul Scholes and Steve McManaman.
  • 17 June - Alan Shearer, who is set to retire from international football after the European Championships, scores the only goal as England beat holders Germany 1-0 in the second group game.
  • 18 June - Following a series of hooliganism incidents by England fans, UEFA threatens to expel England from Euro 2000 if there is any further trouble.[13]
  • 20 June - England's hopes of winning Euro 2000 are ended when they lose 3-2 to Romania in the final group game, again after taking the lead earlier in the game.[14]
  • 30 June - David Copeland is found guilty of causing the three nail bomb attacks in London last year. He is sentenced to life imprisonment and the trial judge recommends that he should serve at least 30 years before being considered for parole, meaning that he is likely to remain in prison until at least 2029 and the age of 54.[3]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • 2 December - Two teenagers and a 39-year-old man are released on police bail after being arrested in connection with the Damilola Taylor killing.[7]
  • 3 December - The Church of England introduces the Common Worship series of service books.
  • 22 December - American pop star Madonna, 42, marries 32-year-old English film producer Guy Ritchie at Skibo Castle in the Scottish Highlands.[8]
  • 29 December - Arctic weather conditions blight the country, with heavy snow and temperatures as low as -13C plaguing the country and causing extensive gridlocking on the roads and railways.
  • 31 December - The Millennium Dome closes as planned after one year.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Life for serial killer Shipman". BBC News. 2000-01-31. Archived from the original on 3 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f McGuinness, Ross (March 16, 2009). "Metro". pp. 30, 31. 
  4. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1569144.stm
  5. ^ "Nuclear chief quits over safety scandal". BBC News. 2000-02-28. Archived from the original on 3 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Wartime coding machine stolen". BBC News. 2000-04-01. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Access to Justice Act 1999". Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "M25 killer gets life". BBC News. 2000-04-14. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "May Day violence on London streets". BBC News. 2000-05-01. Archived from the original on 2 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "Leading stock exchanges plan merger". BBC News. 2000-05-03. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ "FA Cup 2000". Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  12. ^ "HC Deb 24 May 2000 vol 350 cc542-4W". Hansard. 2000. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  13. ^ Chaudhary, Vivek (19 June 2000). "England told: more rioting and you're out". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Results: Tue Jun 20". BBC News. 5 July 2000. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  15. ^ Yeoman, Fran; Evans, Ian (September 21, 2006). "300mph record broken, then Hammond crashes". The Times. Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  16. ^ Diver, Krysia; Wilson, Lucy (2000-09-23). "Thousands Feel the Earth Move: Quake's 5.30am wake-up alarm". Coventry Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  17. ^ "Redgrave wins fifth Olympic gold". BBC News. 2000-09-23. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  18. ^ "Four dead in Hatfield rail crash". BBC News. 2000-10-17. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  19. ^ "A brief history of divorce". The Guardian (London). 2009-09-19. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  20. ^ "Schoolboy Damilola Taylor dies in stabbing". BBC News. 2000-11-27. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31.