2007 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 2007 in the United Kingdom. The year sees changes in the leadership of the ruling Labour Party and of the Liberal Democrats, and the country is hit by severe weather events throughout the year.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • 1 February
    • Defence Secretary Des Browne announced that the UK forces in Southern Afghanistan will be boosted by 800.
    • Passenger duty for flights from the UK doubled.[24]
    • Downing Street officials revealed that Tony Blair had been interviewed as a witness by police on 26 January in connection with the Cash-for-honours allegations.
  • 3 February – The presence of the H5N1 virus in the avian flu outbreak at the Holton turkey plant in Suffolk was confirmed.[25]
  • 11 February
    • The British Academy Film Awards were held; winners included Helen Mirren for Best Actress.[26]
    • The England Cricket team defeated Australia to win their first overseas One-Day International trophy since 1997.[27]
  • 23 February – Grayrigg derailment: A Virgin Pendolino train derailed in Cumbria, killing one person and injuring dozens more.[28]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • 1 September
  • 6 September – Murder victim Rhys Jones was buried following a funeral service at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
  • 10 September – Television entertainer Michael Barrymore was told that he will not face charges in connection with the death of Stuart Lubbock, the man who was found dead in a swimming pool at his house more than six years ago.
  • 14 September – Northern Rock bank sought and received a liquidity support facility from the Bank of England.[83]
  • 15 September – Rally driver Colin McRae and three other people were killed when their helicopter crashed near Lanark.[84]
  • 26 September – The appointment of Gordon Brown as prime minister appeared to have been well received with voters, as an Ipsos MORI opinion poll put Labour at 48% with a 20-point lead over the Conservatives, sparking media reports that Brown would call a general election within the following few weeks to form a term of parliament until the end of 2012.[7]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Publications[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 24 April – Alan Ball, former footballer and football manager (born 1945)

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • 10 August – Tony Wilson, broadcaster, nightclub manager, and record label owner (born 1950)
  • 25 August – Ray Jones, footballer (born 1988)

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 6 November – Hilda Braid, actress (born 1929)
  • 22 November – Verity Lambert, television producer (born 1935)
  • 28 November – Tony Holland, television producer and writer (born 1940)

December[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Big Brother launch watched by 7m, BBC News
  2. ^ Two dead after M-way coach crash, BBC News
  3. ^ Coach crash firm withdraw buses, BBC News
  4. ^ Australia complete series whitewash, BBC Sport
  5. ^ Cartoons protester found guilty, BBC News
  6. ^ Bristol runway shut in safety row, BBC News
  7. ^ First Deal or No Deal jackpot won, BBC News
  8. ^ Gay rights laws challenge fails, BBC News
  9. ^ One dead as helicopters collide, BBC News
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  11. ^ "Reid hits back in crime files row". BBC News. 12 January 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
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  13. ^ "Cameron attacks Blair on records". BBC News. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "Reid hits back in sentencing row". BBC News. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  15. ^ "Convicted sex offenders 'missing'". BBC News. 28 January 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  16. ^ "Shock as UK rates rise to 5.25%". BBC News. 11 January 2007. Archived from the original on 13 January 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2007. 
  17. ^ "Dame Helen is Queen of the Globes". BBC News. 16 January 2007. Archived from the original on 17 January 2007. Retrieved 16 January 2007. 
  18. ^ "Crystal meth made class A drug". BBC News. 18 January 2007. Archived from the original on 20 January 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2007. 
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  20. ^ "Nine dead as UK struck by storms". BBC News. 18 January 2007. Archived from the original on 19 January 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2007. 
  21. ^ "Stricken cargo ship run aground". BBC News. 21 January 2007. Archived from the original on 27 February 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
  22. ^ "UK | Pair jailed over royal phone taps". BBC News. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  23. ^ "Grandstand on the BBC". BBC Sport. 29 January 2007. Archived from the original on 27 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  24. ^ "Air tax increase comes into force" BBC News
  25. ^ "Timeline: Bird flu in the UK", BBC News
  26. ^ "Mirren adds Bafta to awards haul"
  27. ^ "Commonwealth Bank Series", BBC Sport
  28. ^ One dead in Cumbria train crash (BBC)
  29. ^ "Eritrea denies kidnap accusation", BBC News
  30. ^ "Attorney general halts BBC probe", BBC News)
  31. ^ "UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan", BBC News
  32. ^ Wikinews
  33. ^ "Kidnapped Britons' vehicles found", BBC News
  34. ^ "MPs back all-elected Lords plan", BBC News
  35. ^ "MPs back fully elected House of Lords", Telegraph
  36. ^ "Northern Ireland politics ", BBC News
  37. ^ "MI5 deputy to take over as head", BBC News
  38. ^ "Time 'critical' for NI devolution", BBC News
  39. ^ "British Skynet satellite launched", BBC News
  40. ^ "Griffiths quits over Trident", The Scotsman
  41. ^ "Fears for BBC Gaza correspondent", BBC News
  42. ^ "Five kidnapped Britons freed in Eritrea", The Times
  43. ^ "'Binding' carbon targets proposed", BBC News
  44. ^ "Labour rebels vote against Blair on Trident", UK Telegraph
  45. ^ "'Friendly fire' killing unlawful", BBC News
  46. ^ "US rejects ruling on UK soldier", BBC News
  47. ^ "Doors finally open at new Wembley". BBC News. 17 March 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  48. ^ "Brown cuts basic tax rate by 2p". BBC News. 21 March 2007. Archived from the original on 29 March 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2007. 
  49. ^ "Two sailors killed on submarine". BBC News. 21 March 2007. Archived from the original on 28 March 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2007. 
  50. ^ "UK sailors captured at gunpoint". BBC. 26 March 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2007. 
  51. ^ Dominic Kennedy (17 April 2008). "Report reveals Iran seized British sailors in disputed waters". London: The Times. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2008. 
  52. ^ "NI deal struck in historic talks", BBC News
  53. ^ "Network Rail fined £4m for Paddington crash", Guardian
  54. ^ a b "England smoke ban to start 1 July". BBC News. 1 December 2006. Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 11 December 2006. 
  55. ^ "Fans in hospital after violence", BBC News
  56. ^ "Four UK soldiers killed in Iraq", BBC News
  57. ^ "Three dead after vessel capsizes", BBC News
  58. ^ "Dozens dead, wounded in bombings across Iraq" AP/CNN
  59. ^ Gabriel Rozenberg, Economics Reporter (18 April 2007). "Letter to Brown as inflation passes 3%". the Times (London). Retrieved 11 May 2007. 
  60. ^ "Anti-terror raids net 6 suspects", CNN
  61. ^ "Man Utd seal title as Chelsea draw at Arsenal". Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  62. ^ "No McGuinness handshake – Paisley". BBC News. 1 May 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  63. ^ "Blair defends Home Office split". BBC News. 9 May 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2007. 
  64. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Final Scoreboard". European Broadcasting Union (eurovision.tv). 12 May 2007. Archived from the original on 14 May 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2007. 
  65. ^ "Salmond elected as first minister", BBC News
  66. ^ "Prince Harry will not go to Iraq". BBC News. 16 May 2007. Archived from the original on 7 July 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2007. 
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  69. ^ Action in the UK – Carbon Reduction Commitment, DEFRA
  70. ^ "UK requests Lugovoi extradition". BBC News. 28 May 2007. Archived from the original on 4 June 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2007. 
  71. ^ "Fire closes nuclear power station". BBC News. 30 May 2007. Archived from the original on 2 July 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2007. 
  72. ^ "Web inventor gets Queen's honour", BBC News
  73. ^ "Iran condemns Rushdie knighthood", BBC News
  74. ^ "Rushdie title 'may spark attacks'", BBC News
  75. ^ "Poll tracker: Interactive guide to the opinion polls". BBC News. 29 September 2009. 
  76. ^ "Scarborough FC go out of business". BBC News. 20 June 2007. 
  77. ^ "Harman wins deputy leader contest", BBC News
  78. ^ "Brown is UK's new prime minister", BBC News
  79. ^ "Blair becomes Middle East envoy", BBC News
  80. ^ "Brown unveils huge Cabinet revamp"
  81. ^ [2]
  82. ^ Elliott, Larry (2012-08-05). "Three myths that sustain the economic crisis". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  83. ^ "Liquidity Support Facility for Northern Rock plc – Tripartite Statement by HM Treasury, Bank of England and Financial Services Authority". Bank of England. 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  84. ^ "Family tribute to McRae and son". BBC News. 16 September 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  85. ^ "Migrant row Tory candidate quits". BBC News. 4 November 2007. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  86. ^ "North Sea flood tide fears recede". BBC News. 9 November 2007. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2007. 
  87. ^ "Labour donations timeline". BBC News. 4 December 2007. Archived from the original on 4 December 2007. Retrieved 23 December 2007. 
  88. ^ Campbell, Duncan (30 November 2007). "Man, 70, charged over teenager's 1961 murder". The Guardian (London: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  89. ^ [3]
  90. ^ "Beetham Tower Manchester". SkyScraperNews. 14 February 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 

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