2006 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 2006 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • 1 August – Steve McClaren is officially appointed as manager of the England national football team.[11]
  • 10 August – Police make many arrests in relation to a transatlantic aircraft plot, and tight security measures are instigated at airports.
  • August – The first modern solely Gaelic-medium school to offer secondary education, Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu, is opened at Woodside in Glasgow.

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.
  • 5 October – Rt. Hon. Elish Angiolini, QC, appointed as Lord Advocate in Scotland. She is the first woman and the first solicitor to be appointed to the post.
  • 9 October – Opening of the Beetham Tower, Manchester, a landmark 168-metre 47-storey skyscraper with oversailing upper floors designed by Ian Simpson of SimpsonHaugh and Partners, the tallest building in the UK outside London, and with its penthouse apartments (above the Hilton Hotel) being the highest residential addresses in the country.[13]
  • 13 October: European Home Retail plc and its subsidiary Farepak go into administration, leaving tens of thousands of people out of pocket for Christmas 2006.
  • 26 October – The Duke of Edinburgh officially opens Arsenal's new stadium.[14]
  • 30 October – The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change is published by the UK government.

November[edit]

  • 5 November - 53 year old Ronald Castree arrested in connection with the murder of eleven year old Lesley Molseed in 1975. He was convicted in November 2007.
  • 7 November - Dhiren Barot sentenced to life imprisonment for plotting large scale terrorist attacks in Britain and abroad. The Court of Appeal noted that Barot's "businesslike" plans would have caused carnage on a "colossal and unprecedented scale" if they had been successful.
  • 8 November – Three men of Pakistani origin sentenced to life imprisonment for the racist murder of Kriss Donald in Glasgow.
  • 16 November – The 21st James Bond film – Casino Royale – is released in British cinemas. Daniel Craig makes his debut as Bond in the film.[15]
  • 19 November - Home Secretary John Reid attacks the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown for being 'presumptuous' and 'disloyal' for openly campaigning to replace Tony Blair as Prime Minister.
  • 23 November – Alexander Litvinenko dies in London having been poisoned by Polonium-210.[16]
  • 24 November – Loyalist Michael Stone attempts to bomb the Northern Ireland Assembly on the day nominations for first and deputy first minister are to be made.[17] Ian Paisley indicates his willingness to serve as First Minister.[18]

December[edit]

  • 2 December – A young woman's body is found in a brook near Ipswich; her death is initially treated as "unexplained".[19]
  • 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.[20]
  • 7 December – A tornado hits London.[1]
  • 8 December – The body of missing Ipswich prostitute Tania Nicol is found on the outskirts of the town.[21]
  • 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.[22]
  • 10 December – A third prostitute's body is found in the Ipswich area.[23]
  • 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.[24]
  • 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.[25]
  • 18 December – A 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.[26]
  • 19 December – A second man, 48-year-old Forklift truck driver Steve Wright, is arrested in connection with the Ipswich serial murders, while police are given more time to question the first suspect.[27]
  • 21 December – Steve Wright is charged with the Ipswich prostitute murders, while Tom Stephens is released on bail pending further inquiries.[28]
  • 29 December – The British government pays off the Anglo-American loan made in 1946.[29]
  • 31 December – Hogmanay celebrations in Glasgow and Edinburgh are cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

Publications[edit]

Births[edit]

  • 1 March – Baby P (Peter Connelly), child abuse victim (died 2007)

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Eriksson to quit after World Cup". BBC News. 23 January 2006. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Judge creates own Da Vinci code". BBC News. 27 April 2006. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  4. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Grandstand axed in BBC facelift Archived 21 February 2011 at WebCite
  5. ^ "Duke in second visit to Ireland". BBC News. 26 April 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "McClaren named as England manager". BBC News. 4 May 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Saturday, 10 June 2006". BBC Sport World Cup 2006. 10 June 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Home Briefing: 25-year minimum for murder rejected". The Independent on Sunday. 25 June 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2008. [dead link]
  9. ^ Hadley Centre Ranked Central England temperature Archived 29 July 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "England beaten on penalties again". BBC News. 1 July 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. 
  11. ^ McNulty, Phil (1 August 2006). "McClaren under instant pressure". BBC News. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. 
  12. ^ "Mirren crowned 'queen' at Venice". BBC News. 9 September 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  13. ^ "Beetham Tower Manchester". SkyScraperNews. 2008-02-14. Archived from the original on 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  14. ^ Emirates Stadium, Ashburton Grove, London – Design Build Network Archived 1 February 2010 at WebCite
  15. ^ "Casino Royale (2006)". MI6. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Radiation found after spy's death". BBC News. 24 November 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  17. ^ "Stone held over Stormont attack". BBC News. 24 November 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  18. ^ "Ahern welcomes further 'clarity' from Paisley". RTÉ News. RTÉ. 24 November 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  19. ^ "Woman's body recovered from brook". BBC News. 2 December 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  20. ^ "Search begins for woman's killer". BBC News. 4 December 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  21. ^ "Body found in missing women case". BBC News. 8 December 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  22. ^ "Police linking prostitute murders". BBC News. 9 December 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  23. ^ "Police probe over third body find". BBC News. 11 December 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  24. ^ "Fourth body is missing prostitute". BBC News. 14 December 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  25. ^ BBC NEWS | UK | England | Coventry/Warwickshire | Final car rolls off Ryton's line Archived 22 February 2011 at WebCite
  26. ^ "Man held over prostitute murders". BBC News. 18 December 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  27. ^ "Second man held in murders probe". BBC News. 19 December 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  28. ^ "Man charged with Suffolk murders". BBC News. 21 December 2006. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  29. ^ Rohrer, Finlo (10 May 2006). "What's a little debt between friends?". BBC News. Retrieved 3 November 2012.