2006 in England

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Events from 2006 in England

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 20 March - The British Press Awards are held at The Dorchester, Park Lane, London.
  • 28 March - Council workers strike over pension rights.

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 4 May

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • 1 August - Steve McClaren is officially appointed as manager of the England national football team.[7]
  • 10 August - Police make many arrests in relation to a transatlantic aircraft plot, and tight security measures are instigated at airports.

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • 1 October - Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 comes into effect, requiring a Fire Risk Assessment for all non-domestic premises in England and Wales.
  • 26 October - The Duke of Edinburgh officially opens Arsenal's new stadium.[9]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • 2 December - A young woman's body is found in a brook near Ipswich; her death is initially treated as "unexplained".[11]
  • 4 December - The woman whose corpse was found in Ipswich two days ago is identified as Gemma Adams, a 25-year-old local prostitute. Her death is reported to be suspicious and police launch a murder inquiry. There are also concerns about another Ipswich prostitute, 19-year-old Tania Nicol, who went missing on 30 October.[12]
  • 7 December - A tornado hits London.
  • 8 December - The body of missing Ipswich prostitute Tania Nicol is found on the outskirts of the town.[13]
  • 9 December - Police in Ipswich launch a murder investigation into the death of Tania Nicol and admit that it is likely she met her death at the hands of the same person or people who killed Gemma Adams.[14]
  • 10 December - A third prostitute's body is found in the Ipswich area.[15]
  • 14 December - Two more women are found dead in Ipswich and it is confirmed that both are prostitutes, meaning that the police are now investigating five murders.[16]
  • 12 December - The Ryton car factory closes and Peugeot 206 production is transferred to Slovakia, several months ahead of the scheduled closure date. 2,300 jobs are lost.[17]
  • 18 December - A 37-year-old man is arrested near Felixstowe on suspicion of murdering the five Ipswich prostitutes. He is named as Tom Stephens, a 37-year-old Tesco supermarket worker.[18]
  • 19 December - A second man, 48-year-old Forklift truck driver Steve Wright, is arrested in connection with the Ipswich prostitute murders, while police are given more time to question the first suspect.[19]
  • 21 December - Steve Wright is charged with the Ipswich prostitute murders, while Tom Stephens is released on bail pending further inquiries.[20]
  • 25 December - After 21 years on the show, the character Pauline Fowler, played by Wendy Richard dies of a brain tumour in Albert Square on Christmas Day. Her best friend Dot Branning (played by June Brown), Pauline's son Martin Fowler and her nephew Ian Beale find her dead in the square. Almost 12 million viewers watch her exit and made it the most-watched show this Christmas.

Deaths[edit]

  • 18 October – Laurie Taitt, Olympic sprint hurdler (born 1934)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eriksson to quit after World Cup". BBC News. 23 January 2006. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Judge creates own Da Vinci code". BBC News. 2006-04-27. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  3. ^ "McClaren named as England manager". BBC News. 4 May 2006. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Results, Saturday 10 June 2006". BBC News. 10 June 2006. 
  5. ^ "Home Briefing: 25-year minimum for murder rejected". The Independent on Sunday. 2006-06-25. Retrieved 2008-02-17. [dead link]
  6. ^ "England beaten on penalties again". BBC News. 1 July 2006. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. 
  7. ^ McNulty, Phil (1 August 2006). "McClaren under instant pressure". BBC News. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. 
  8. ^ "Mirren crowned 'queen' at Venice". BBC News. 2006-09-09. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  9. ^ Emirates Stadium, Ashburton Grove, London - Design Build Network Archived 1 February 2010 at WebCite
  10. ^ "Radiation found after spy's death". BBC News. 2006-11-24. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  11. ^ "Woman's body recovered from brook". BBC News. 2006-12-02. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  12. ^ "Search begins for woman's killer". BBC News. 2006-12-04. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  13. ^ "Body found in missing women case". BBC News. 2006-12-08. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  14. ^ "Police linking prostitute murders". BBC News. 2006-12-09. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  15. ^ "Police probe over third body find". BBC News. 2006-12-11. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  16. ^ "Fourth body is missing prostitute". BBC News. 2006-12-14. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  17. ^ BBC NEWS | UK | England | Coventry/Warwickshire | Final car rolls off Ryton's line Archived 21 February 2011 at WebCite
  18. ^ "Man held over prostitute murders". BBC News. 2006-12-18. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  19. ^ "Second man held in murders probe". BBC News. 2006-12-19. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  20. ^ "Man charged with Suffolk murders". BBC News. 2006-12-21. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2009-03-18.