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01 Jan World celebrates New Millennium

03 Jan Art theft was 'professional' job

04 Jan First British women reach South Pole

07 Jan Aitken freed from prison early

11 Jan Seven missing in Irish Sea

31 Jan Life for serial killer Shipman

28 Feb Nuclear chief quits over safety scandal

02 Mar Pinochet escapes torture trial charges

25 Mar Trimble narrowly wins leadership challenge

26 Mar Pope prays for Holocaust forgiveness

01 Apr Wartime coding machine stolen

03 Apr Asylum voucher scheme enforced

04 Apr Spring freeze brings chaos

10 Apr Damages for sacked HIV manager

12 Apr Queen honours NI police

14 Apr M25 killer gets life

15 Apr White farmer shot dead in Zimbabwe

22 Apr Swat team grabs tug-of-love Cuban boy

26 Apr Minister sees immigrants captured

01 May May Day violence on London streets

03 May Leading stock exchanges plan merger

08 May Sneak preview of new Tate Modern

12 May Ford quits Dagenham after 70 years

17 May First Britons reach North Pole unaided

20 May Blairs' delight at birth of fourth child

22 May Hezbollah makes gains in Lebanon

26 May Hezbollah celebrates Israeli retreat

27 May GM blunder leaves farmers in uproar

07 Jun Blair 'handbagged' by the WI

10 Jun Swaying Millennium Bridge closed

15 Jun British marines leave Sierra Leone

26 Jun IRA weapons dump inspected

01 Jul Ex-Blair ally attacks prime minister

03 Jul Livingstone to take on government

04 Jul Litter louts escape the law

05 Jul Record-breaking penguin rescue

06 Jul Prime Minister's son arrested for drunkenness

08 Jul New Harry Potter most magical yet

10 Jul UK tidal wave of web users

11 Jul Britain pioneers HIV vaccine

12 Jul British-backed dam threatens ancient lifestyle

15 Jul Police camera action violates human rights

17 Jul Tesco bows to imperial pressure

18 Jul Sarah Payne's body found

25 Jul Concorde crash kills 113

27 Jul Labour publishes plans to revolutionise NHS

28 Jul Last prisoners leave the Maze

04 Aug Queen Mother celebrates centenary

14 Aug Rescuers race to save stricken Kursk

17 Aug Prince William makes the grade

08 Sep French fuel protests spread to UK

18 Sep Crash survivors attack Railtrack

10 Sep Daring rescue frees jungle hostages

15 Sep UK fuel protesters go back home

23 Sep Redgrave wins fifth Olympic gold

28 Sep 'Provocative' mosque visit sparks riots

05 Oct Protesters storm Yugoslav parliament

06 Oct Milosevic quits, street celebrations continue

12 Oct Suicide bombers attack USS Cole

17 Oct Four dead in Hatfield rail crash

18 Oct Hurley mocked at premiere

20 Oct British activist freed from Burma

26 Oct Ministers 'misled' public on BSE

02 Nov Schools watchdog Woodhead resigns

08 Nov Bush and Gore fight to the finish

11 Nov Skiers die in train tunnel inferno

14 Nov Fuel protesters rally for tax cut

18 Nov Hollywood meets Wales in 'wedding of year'

27 Nov Schoolboy Damilola Taylor dies in stabbing

22 Dec Madonna weds her Guy

29 Dec Freezing Britain grinds to a halt
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