2000 in the United Kingdom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2000 in the United Kingdom:
Other years
1998 | 1999 | 2000 (2000) | 2001 | 2002
Individual countries of the United Kingdom
England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales
Sport, Television and music

Events from the year 2000 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June – Celtic Manor Wales Open European Tour golf tournament first played.
  • 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.[8]
  • 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.[21]
  • 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.[22]
  • 21 June – Repeal in Scotland of controversial Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 which prevented local authorities from "promoting homosexuality". Section 28 is not repealed in the rest of the UK until 2003.
  • 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.[6]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September – Ford unveils its all-new second generation Mondeo large family car, which is due on sale towards the end of this year.
  • 8 September – UK fuel protests: Protesters block the entrances to oil refineries in protest against high fuel prices. Panic buying by motorists leads to nationwide petrol shortages, with between 75–90% of all UK petrol stations closing due to low supplies in the following week.
  • 14 September – After beginning the year 20 points behind the Labour government in the opinion polls, the Conservative opposition's hopes of winning the next election (due to be held within 18 months) are boosted when they come two points ahead of Labour on 38% in a MORI opinion poll. [3]
  • 15 September – 1 October – Great Britain competes at the Olympics in Sydney and wins 11 gold, 10 silver and 7 bronze medals.
  • 18 September – Survivors of the Southall and Ladbroke Grove rail disasters criticise Railtrack for putting costs ahead of safety and causing a series of blunders which led to the tragedies.
  • 23 September

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

  • 2000 is the wettest year on record in the UK.[35]
  • Sales of the DVD format, first launched in the UK in June 1998, pass the 1 million mark, although the VHS format remains by far the most popular format of home video.[36]

Publications[edit]

Births[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nissan Sunderland-history: January 2000". Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "First British women reach South Pole". BBC News. 4 January 2000. Archived from the original on 12 January 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Seven missing in Irish Sea". BBC News. 11 January 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  4. ^ "Life for serial killer Shipman". BBC News. 31 January 2000. Archived from the original on 3 February 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  5. ^ "Questions and answers that surround a catalogue of abuse against children". The Guardian (London). 16 February 2000. Archived from the original on 12 January 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g McGuinness, Ross (16 March 2009). "Metro". pp. 30, 31. 
  7. ^ "Nuclear chief quits over safety scandal". BBC News. 28 February 2000. Archived from the original on 3 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  9. ^ "Consumer Protection (Uno plc and World of Leather)". House of Commons Hansard Debates. parliament.uk. 24 May 2000. p. 3. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Trimble narrowly wins leadership challenge". BBC News. 25 March 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  11. ^ Sparrow, Andrew (4 March 2008). "What is the military covenant?". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  12. ^ "Wartime coding machine stolen". BBC News. 1 April 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  13. ^ "Access to Justice Act 1999". Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Queen honours NI police". BBC News. 12 April 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  15. ^ "M25 killer gets life". BBC News. 14 April 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  16. ^ "May Day violence on London streets". BBC News. 1 May 2000. Archived from the original on 2 February 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  17. ^ "Leading stock exchanges plan merger". BBC News. 3 May 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  18. ^ "FA Cup 2000". Retrieved 20 March 2009. 
  19. ^ "The National Botanic Garden of Wales". Welsh Assembly Government. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  20. ^ "HC Deb 24 May 2000 vol 350 cc542-4W". Hansard. 2000. Retrieved 24 July 2008. 
  21. ^ Chaudhary, Vivek (19 June 2000). "England told: more rioting and you're out". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  22. ^ "Results Tue Jun 20". BBC News. 5 July 2000. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  23. ^ Yeoman, Fran; Evans, Ian (21 September 2006). "300mph record broken, then Hammond crashes". The Times (UK). Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  24. ^ "Last prisoners leave the Maze". BBC News. 28 July 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  25. ^ "Queen Mother celebrates centenary". BBC News. 4 August 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  26. ^ "Reggie Kray freed". BBC News. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  27. ^ Diver, Krysia; Wilson, Lucy (23 September 2000). "Thousands Feel the Earth Move: Quake's 5.30 am wake-up alarm". Coventry Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  28. ^ "Redgrave wins fifth Olympic gold". BBC News. 23 September 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  29. ^ "Four dead in Hatfield rail crash". BBC News. 17 October 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  30. ^ "A brief history of divorce". The Guardian (London). 19 September 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  31. ^ "Schoolboy Damilola Taylor dies in stabbing". BBC News. 27 November 2000. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  32. ^ "Damilola tragedy unfolds". BBC News. 6 December 2000. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  33. ^ "Today & History". Equitable Life. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  34. ^ "2000: Madonna weds her Guy". On This Day. BBC. 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  35. ^ Met Office figures. Carrington, Damian (3 January 2013). "2012 second wettest year on record for UK". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  36. ^ [1]

See also[edit]