1992 to date Original Archive Historic Newspapers

1990s and Onwards News

20th November 1992 Fire breaks out at Windsor Castle
2nd April 1993 Vauxhall Nova replaced by new Corsa supermini
6th May 1994 The Channel Tunnel opens
26th February 1995 Barings Bank collapses following Nick Leeson's Trading Losses
22nd March 1996 E.U. bans exports of British Beef following BSE Crisis
1st July 1997 UK transfers sovereignty of Hong Kong to China
10th April 1998 The Good Friday Agreement signed
1st April 1999 Minimum Wage introduced and set at £3.60 per hour
4th August 2000 Queen Mother celebrates her 100th Birthday
19th February 2001 Foot and Mouth Crisis begins
30th March 2002 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother dies at Royal Lodge, Windsor aged 101
17th February 2003 London Congestion charge begins
26th December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
12th September 2005 England Cricket Team win The Ashes
21st April 2006 The Queen celebrates her 80th Birthday
16th May 2007 Alex Salmond elected as First Minister of Scotland
18th December 2008 Woolworths announces that its 801 stores will close
23rd January 2009 UK economy is officially in recession
11th May 2010 Coalition Government formed between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats
11th August 2011 Parliament recalled due to riots and disorder
27th July 2012 London hosts Opening Ceremony of 2012 Summer Olympic Games
8th April 2013 Death of Margaret Thatcher