Talk:2009 in the United Kingdom

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Article length[edit]

This article is currently 61kb long, and at the current rate it could reach 100kb by the end of the year. That would be far too long and make reading it difficult. We may therefore need to consolidate some of the information that appears here.

The things that could definitely go are some of the television related stuff as that has its own article, and I've copied some things across to this in the last few days. We also probably don't need to mention every soldier who is killed in action as this subject also has its own articles (see here and here), and we could just mention exceptional instances (eg the death of Rupert Thorneloe, the most senior officer to die in action since the Falklands campaign, and when significant numbers are killed as was the case one day a few weeks ago). I suppose the Lord Darzi stuff could also go (I'd certainly not heard of him before he resigned). I might atttempt to consolidate this article in the next few weeks, but I wanted to gauge some opinion first. Does anybody have any thoughts on this subject? Thanks TheRetroGuy (talk) 19:16, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Removed a couple of minor events and added Rupert Thorneloe's death to the list. I won't do any more for now, but will return to this in the next few weeks. TheRetroGuy (talk) 19:53, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
I certainly agree about the death of soldiers, I only begun adding them in January because back then it was somewhat less common, and gradually stopped as the deaths unfortunately became increasingly common. I think you're right in suggesting just mentioning the major deaths. Spiritofsussex (talk) 08:36, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Items which are removed[edit]

I'm the sort of guy who hates to delete the hard work of others, so anything I remove I'll transfer here, the hope being that the information and references might be used elsewhere. For example, the article on the list of British soldiers killed in Iraq is poorly referenced so the references relating to the deaths could be added to that article. TheRetroGuy (talk) 20:47, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Items removed on 1 August 2009[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC News - New Doctor actor is youngest ever
  2. ^ BBC News - Singer Jade wins Eurovision berth
  3. ^ "David Cameron urged to dump close aide over allegations of phone tapping". Times Online. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Frenkel, Sheera (14 July 2009). "Britain halts some arms exports to Israel in response to Gaza conflict". Times Online. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Health minister Lord Darzi quits". BBC News. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Digital UK - Caldbeck
  7. ^ "Hamilton grabs first win of 2009". BBC News. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 

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