2013 in England

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Other events of 2013

Events from 2013 in England


Further information: Politics of England



  • 3 January - The Met Office reports that 2012 was the wettest year on record for England.[1]
  • 4 January – Mark Cahill, a 51-year-old former pub landlord from West Yorkshire becomes the first person in the UK to receive a hand transplant.[2]
  • 10 January – April Casburn, a senior detective with the Metropolitan Police is found guilty of trying to sell information on the investigation into phone hacking to the News of the World, the newspaper at the centre of the scandal.[3]
  • 16 January – A helicopter crash in central London kills two people and injures 13 others.[4]
  • 22 January – A death sentence handed to British citizen Lindsay Sandiford by an Indonesian court for drug smuggling is condemned by the UK government.[5]
  • 30 January – Tony McCluskie is found guilty of the March 2012 murder of his sister, the actress Gemma McCluskie and jailed for life with a recommendation he serve a minimum term of 20 years.[6][7]



  • 26 March – A 14-year-old girl is found dead by police at a house in the Atherton area of Greater Manchester, where four "out of control" dogs are subsequently put down. Police have not confirmed the cause of death, but say her injuries are consistent with those of a dog attack.[13]


  • 1 April – Government reforms of the NHS in England have come into force with GP-led groups taking control of local budgets and a new board, NHS England, now overseeing the day-to-day running of services.[14]


  • 22 May – Off duty British soldier Lee Rigby murdered by two Muslim converts in a terror attack in Woolwich, London.[15]


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  1. ^ Met Office: 2012 was UK's second wettest year on record bbc.co.uk, 3 January 2013
  2. ^ Gallagher, James (4 January 2013). "UK's first hand transplant operation". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "April Casburn guilty of leak to News of the World offer". BBC News. BBC. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "London helicopter crash: Two die in Vauxhall crane accident". BBC News. BBC. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Government condemns Sandiford death penalty". Channel 4 News. ITN. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "EastEnders' Gemma McCluskie death: Brother faces murder trial". BBC News. BBC. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Brother of EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie found guilty of murdering her and dismembering her body". Daily Mail. Daily Mail and General Trust. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Dominic Casciani (1 February 2013). "April Casburn jailed for News of the World leak offer". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Chris Huhne admits perverting the course of justice". BBC News. BBC. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Craig, Jon (5 February 2013). "Gay Marriage: MPs Back Bill In Commons Vote". Sky News. British Sky Broadcasting. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Planned switch from GCSEs to Baccalaureate in England 'abandoned'". BBC News. BBC. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Eastleigh by-election: Lib Dems hold on despite UKIP surge". BBC News. BBC. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "'Dog attack' girl found dead in Atherton house". BBC News. BBC. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  14. ^ NHS structure changes come into force www.bbc.co.uk, 1 April 2013
  15. ^ Muslim convert duo guilty of murder of UK soldier Lee Rigby