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1 January - The Euro currency is launched, but Britain's Labour government reportedly has no plans to introduce the currency here, preferring to stick to pound sterling instead.
13 January - Unemployment has fallen to just over 1,300,000 - the lowest for 20 years.
22 January - Aston Villa, who have emerged as surprise FA Premier League title contenders this season, have their double hopes shattered by a shock 2-0 exit by the ambitious Division Two club Fulham.
28 January - Steve McManaman, captain of Liverpool Football Club, agrees to sign for Real Madrid of Spain at the end of this football season.
30 January - England national football team manager Glenn Hoddle gives an interview to The Times newspaper in which he suggests that people born with disabilities are paying for sins in a previous life.
February2 February - The Football Association dismisses Glenn Hoddle as manager due to the controversy sparked by his comments about disabled people.
Scientists at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen reinforce warnings that Genetically modified food may be damaging to the human body.
A 15-mile extension to the M1 motorway north of Leeds is opened by John Prescott.
17 February - Kevin Keegan accepts a contract to manage the England football team for their next four matches, but decides to continue with his job as Fulham manager for the time being.
22 February - Harold Shipman, the Hyde GP accused of murdering eight female patients last September, is charged with a further seven murders.
24 February - The report of the murder of black London teenager Stephen Lawrence, who was stabbed to death in 1993, condemns London's police force as "institutionally racist", as well as condemning its officers for "fundamental errors".
March2 March - Singer Dusty Springfield, who received an OBE last month, dies aged 59 after a five-year battle against breast cancer.
11 March - Wembley Stadium is sold for £103million to a consortium backed by the Football Association. The stadium, which was opened in 1923, is set to be demolished by the end of next year and a new stadium opened in its place by August 2003.
20 March - Brian Jones and Swiss balloonist Bertrand Piccard complete the first non-stop hot air balloon circumnavigation of the world.
21 March - Comedian Ernie Wise, who formed one half of the Morecambe and Wise comedy double from 1941 to 1984, dies of a heart attack aged 73.
24 March - Ross Kemp, who has achieved TV stardom with his role as Grant Mitchell in EastEnders, signs a £1million deal with ITV, meaning that he will leave EastEnders this autumn after nearly 10 years.
Paul Scholes, 24-year-old Manchester United midfielder, scores a hat-trick in a 3-1 Wembley win over Poland in Kevin Keegan's first game as England manager.
21 April - After being two goals down, Manchester United beat Italian champions Juventus 3-2 in the European Cup semi-final in Turin to complete a 4-3 aggreggate win and reach the European Cup final for the second time in their history. Their previous final appearance came in 1968 when they won the trophy.
24 April - A second bomb explosion in Brick Lane, east London injures 13 people.
26 April - TV presenter Jill Dando, 37, dies after being shot on the doorstep of her Fulham home.
Kevin Keegan reveals that he is prepared to become England manager on a permanent basis and quit his job as manager of Fulham (who are already promoted from Division Two as champions) at the end of this football season.
Sir Alf Ramsey, manager of England's 1966 World Cup winning team, dies of a stroke aged 79.
30 April - A third bomb in London explodes in the Admiral Duncan pub, in Old Compton Street, Soho, London — the centre of the London gay scene — killing two people (including a pregnant woman) and injuring over thirty. David Copeland, a 23-year-old Farnborough man, is arrested hours later in connection with the three explosions.
May3 May - David Copeland appears in court charged with the recent bombings in London.
Scottish Parliament election, 1999- The first elections to the Scottish Parliament.
Welsh Assembly election, 1999- The first elections to the Welsh Assembly.
7 May - The Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats form a coalition government in Scotland, with Donald Dewar as the First Minister of Scotland.
12 May - The Scottish Parliament meets in Edinburgh for its first session.
16 May - Manchester United win the Premier League title by beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Old Trafford on the last day of the league season. They have been league champions five times in seven seasons, and are also in the finals of the FA Cup and European Cup.
21 May - Jill Dando is buried in her hometown of Weston-super-Mare.
22 May - Manchester United win the FA Cup for a record 10th time with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Wembley.
24 May - England national rugby team captain Lawrence Dallaglio resigns after a tabloid newspaper accused him of having taken drugs.
25 May - Probably the last colliery horse to work underground in a British coal mine is retired, 'Robbie' at Pant y Gasseg, near Pontypool.
The Welsh Assembly meets in Cardiff for its first session.
Manchester United (who have already won the Premier League and FA Cup this season) complete a unique treble of major trophies when they defeat Bayern Munich of Germany 2-1 in the European Cup final at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, Spain.
31 May - Princess Anne opens the new Midland Metro tram service in the West Midlands, which runs on a 15-mile route mostly consisted of disused railway lines between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
10 June - The European parliament elections are held. The Conservatives enjoy their best performance in any election since the 1992 general election by gaining 36 seats compared to Labour's 29 - a stark contrast to the previous European elections five years ago where they had a mere 18 MEP's compared to Labour's 62.
12 June - The Queen's Birthday Honours are announced. They include a knighthood for the Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and the ITV newsreader Trevor McDonald.
14 June - Conservative leader William Hague hails his party's strong European election results as vindication of his party's opposition to the single European currency.
16 June - David Sutch, the founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, is found hanged at his home in Harrow. He was 58.
17 June - Cardinal Basil Hume, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, dies of cancer aged 76 barely two months after the illness was diagnosed.
18 June - Police clash with protesters at a demonstration against capitalism in London.
19 June - The marriage of The Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones takes place at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. The Queen creates Prince Edward, her third and youngest son, Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn.
22 June - Patrick Magee is released from prison under the Good Friday Agreement, 14 years into his life sentence for the Provisional Irish Republican Army bombing at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, which killed five people during the Conservative Party conference on 12 October 1984.
Fears about the future of the Rover Group's Longbridge plant in Birmingham are calmed by the news that owner BMW is to invest £2.5billion in the plant.
Construction of the Millennium Dome is finished.
26 June - The Millennium Stadium, national sports stadium for Wales, is opened in Cardiff.
30 June - Manchester United announce that they will not compete in the FA Cup in the forthcoming football season so they can concentrate on their participation in the FIFA World Cup Championship in Brazil at the start of the next year. Their decision is seen as a major boost to England's hopes of hosting the 2006 World Cup.
1 July - William Whitelaw, Viscount of Penrith and former deputy prime minister under Margaret Thatcher, dies at the age of 81.
4 July - Rogue trader Nick Leeson returns home to England from Singapore, nearly four years after he was jailed there after his illegal dealings led to the collapse of Barings Bank with losses of £850million.
5 July - Chelsea pay a club record of £10million (one of the highest fees paid by any English club) for the Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton.
9 July - Neil Kinnock, who was Labour Party leader from 1983 to 1992 while they were in opposition, is appointed vice president of the European Commission.
August4 August - George Robertson appointed as Secretary General of NATO.
9 August - Charles Kennedy elected leader of the Liberal Democrats.
11 August - The solar eclipse attracts the attention of 350million people across Europe, with Cornwall being the only region of Britain to experience totality.
20 August - A MORI poll shows Labour support at 49%, giving them a 22-point lead over the Conservatives. However, it is the first time since their election win over two years ago that they have polled at less than 50% in the poll by the leading market research company.
22 August - Norfolk farmer Tony Martin, 54, is charged with the murder of a 16-year-old burglar who was shot dead at his home two days ago. He is also charged with wounding a 29-year-old man who was also present at the time of the burglary.
28 August - Ruud Gullit resigns after one year as manager of Newcastle United, during which they were beaten FA Cup finalists for the second year in succession.
 SeptemberSeptember - Rover launches the 25 and 45. Nissan launches a facelifted Primera to be built at NMUK.
5 September - Bobby Robson, the 66-year-old former England manager, is appointed as Newcastle United's new manager. He is nearly 30 years older than his predecessor Ruud Gullit.
9 September - Chris Patten's report recommends reform of Royal Ulster Constabulary.
24 September - The Bank of Scotland launches a hostile takeover bid for the NatWest Bank.
27 September - The Midland Bank adopts the name of its owner HSBC, marking an end of the Midland Bank name after 163 years.
October - The Rugby World Cup begins in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
10 October - The London Eye begins to be lifted into position on the South Bank in London.
16 October - 26 players are sent off in Premier League and Football League matches on the same day - the most dismissals on the same day in 111 years of league football in England.
19 October - Tracey Emin exhibits My Bed at the Tate Gallery as one of the shortlisted works for the Turner Prize.
20 October - Sales of Rover cars are reported to have fallen by 30% this year.
17 November - England qualify for Euro 2000 with a 2-1 aggreggate win over Scotland in the qualifying playoff round.
December10 December - Launch of the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton satellite. Information from the satellite is processed at the University of Leicester.
30 December - Former Beatle George Harrison, 56, suffers minor stab wounds after being attacked by an intruder at Friar Park, his mansion near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
31 December - Millennium celebrations are held across the country including the official opening of the Millennium Dome and the unveiling of the London Eye in London.
PublicationsIain Banks' novel The Business.
Lauren Child's children's book Clarice Bean, That's Me, first in the Clarice Bean series.
Julia Donaldson's children's book The Gruffalo.
Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel The Fifth Elephant.
J. K. Rowling's novel Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
 Births5 February - Noah Marullo, actor
June - Jade Sharif, actress
1 July - Charles Armstrong-Jones, son of Viscount Linley and Viscountess Linley
14 October - Daniel Roche, actor
20 October - Connor Marsh, actor
14 November - Ellis Hollins, actor