2001 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 2001 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 8 March – The wreckage of Donald Campbell's speedboat Bluebird K7 is raised from the bottom of Coniston Water in Cumbria, 34 years after Campbell was killed in an attempt to break the world water speed record.
  • 15 March – Donald Campbell's body is recovered from Lake Coniston, 34 years after he died in an attempt to break the land water speed record.
  • 17 March – Eden Project opens to the public near St Austell, Cornwall; conceived by Tim Smit with design by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners.
  • 18 March – Claire Marsh (aged 18) becomes the youngest woman in Britain to be convicted of rape after pinning down a woman who was raped by a pair of teenagers in west London. She is sentenced to seven years in prison, while her accomplices (aged 15 and 18) are jailed for five years.[8]

April[edit]

  • 5 April – Perry Wacker, a Dutch lorry driver, is jailed for 14 years for the manslaughter of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants who were found suffocated in his lorry at Dover ferry port in June last year.[9]
  • 15 April – Manchester United win the FA Premier League title for the third season in succession, and the seventh time in nine seasons.[10]
  • 23 April
  • 29 April – Census of population in the United Kingdom.

May[edit]

  • 1 May – An anti-capitalist demonstration in London, part of worldwide protests, turns violent.[12]
  • 4 May – The government relaxes its sanctions designed to tackle the foot and mouth crisis after more than two months.[13]
  • 12 May – Liverpool win the FA Cup Final when two Michael Owen goals in the final minutes of the game give them a 2–1 win over Arsenal in the final at the Millennium Stadium.[14]
  • 15 May – Medication prices fall as a result of a court ruling which puts an end to the drug industry's price-fixing policies.[15]
  • 16 May –

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Publications[edit]

Births[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Mandelson resigns – again". BBC News. 24 January 2001. Archived from the original on 27 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Poll tracker: Interactive guide to the opinion polls". BBC News. 29 September 2009. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Lockerbie Libyan heads for freedom". BBC News. 31 January 2001. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Foot-and-mouth scare at UK abbatoir". BBC News. 19 February 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  7. ^ "At least 10 die in Selby rail crash". BBC News. 28 February 2001. Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
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  9. ^ "BBC On This Day | 5 | 2001: Driver jailed for immigrant deaths". BBC News. 5 April 1986. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  10. ^ Townsend, Nick (15 April 2001). "Gunners hand the title to United". The Independent (London). Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Man Utd clinch Van Nistelrooy deal". BBC News. 23 April 2001. Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
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  14. ^ "Owen shatters Arsenal in Cup final". BBC News. 12 May 2001. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  15. ^ "BBC On This Day | 15 | 2001: UK supermarkets slash price of drugs". BBC News. 15 May 1957. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  16. ^ "Prescott punches protester". BBC News. 16 May 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  17. ^ "2001: Royal aide on trial for murder". BBC News. 23 April 2001. Archived from the original on 28 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  18. ^ "Champagne on ice". BBC News. 17 May 2001. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
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  21. ^ "Sir Edward Heath to stand down". BBC News. 24 October 2000. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  22. ^ "2001: Catholic leader Cardinal Winning dies". BBC News. 17 June 2001. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  23. ^ "BBC On This Day | 22 | 2001: Bulger killers to be released". BBC News. 22 June 1941. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  24. ^ "Race violence erupts in Burnley". BBC News. 25 June 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  25. ^ "2001: Diana fountain given go-ahead". BBC News. 29 June 2001. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  26. ^ "Dando killer jailed for life". BBC News. 2 July 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  27. ^ "Two stabbed in Bradford race riots". BBC News. 7 July 2001. Archived from the original on 3 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  28. ^ "Veron seals £28.1m Man Utd move". BBC News. 12 July 2001. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  29. ^ "Rebel MPs defeat the government". BBC News. 16 July 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
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  39. ^ "Duncan Smith is new Tory leader". BBC News. 13 September 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  40. ^ "Tilting bridge opens eye to the world". BBC News. 17 September 2001. Archived from the original on 7 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  41. ^ Price, Richard. "Teenager 'killed by vicious knife gang'". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  42. ^ Malam, Colin (6 October 2001). "Brilliant Beckham averts Greek tragedy". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  43. ^ "US launches air strikes against Taleban". BBC News. 7 October 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  44. ^ "IRA begins decommissioning weapons". BBC News. 23 October 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  45. ^ "Greece holds plane-spotting 'spies'". BBC News. 12 November 2001. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  46. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (24 November 2001). "Kangaroos seal Ashes triumph". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  47. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Literature 2001". Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  48. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001". Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  49. ^ "2001: 30,000 postal jobs 'to be cut'". BBC News. 11 December 2001. Archived from the original on 18 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  50. ^ "Americas | Tributes flood in for murdered journalist". BBC News. 15 December 2001. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  51. ^ "2001: Terror alert as police seize cargo ship". BBC News. 21 December 2001. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
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  53. ^ Mulholland, Hélène (30 August 2011). "Home ownership 'to fall to mid-80s levels'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 

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