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1997
09 Jan Bullimore rescued after five days

13 Jan Shots heard at besieged embassy in Peru

15 Jan Princess Diana sparks landmines row

21 Jan Carers accused in child abuse inquiry

06 Feb Widow allowed dead husband's baby

14 Feb Lawrence 'killed by racists'

19 Feb China's reformist Deng Xiaoping dies

21 Feb 'Bridgewater Three' freed

22 Feb Dolly the sheep is cloned

06 Apr Fault cuts short space shuttle mission

08 Apr BBC TV newsman turns politician

12 Apr Bosnian bomb plot fails to stop Pope

13 Apr Tiger Woods wins Masters at 21

22 Apr Troops storm embassy in Peru

02 May Labour routs Tories in historic election

06 May Brown sets Bank of England free

19 May Labour to stub out tobacco sponsorship

12 Jun Straw to reconsider Bulger killers' fate

19 Jun Victory for McDonald's - at a cost

06 Jul Mars buggy starts exploring Red Planet

15 Jul Versace murdered on his doorstep

19 Jul IRA declares ceasefire

25 Aug East German leader guilty of Berlin Wall deaths

31 Aug Princess Diana dies in Paris crash

01 Sep Diana driver was 'drunk and speeding'

04 Sep Suicide bombings put peace visit in doubt

05 Sep Mother Teresa dies

06 Sep Diana's funeral watched by millions

12 Sep Scots say 'Yes' to home rule

19 Sep Six dead in Southall train disaster

26 Sep Earthquakes rock central Italy

29 Sep Scientists confirm brain diseases link

31 Oct British au pair guilty of murder

03 Nov Angry truckers blockade French ports

10 Nov British au pair freed after appeal

12 Nov 'Great Train Robber' escapes extradition again

22 Nov Michael Hutchence found dead in hotel

18 Dec Dawn of Scottish parliament

19 Dec Tory leader weds

22 Dec BSE inquiry to be 'far-reaching'

24 Dec Minister's son arrested in drug probe

27 Dec Loyalist leader murdered in prison
 
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