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2005 in England

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Events from 2005 in England








  • 9 May – The Sellafield nuclear plant's Thorp reprocessing facility in Cumbria, is closed down due to the confirmation of a 20 tonne leak of highly radioactive uranium and plutonium fuel through a fractured pipe.
  • 12 May – Malcolm Glazer gains control of Manchester United after securing a 70% share, ending more than 30 years of ownership by the Edwards family.
  • 21 May – Arsenal become the first team to win the FA Cup on penalties after they defeat Manchester United in a shoot-out that follows a goalless draw.
  • 27 May – Mark Hobson is sentenced to life imprisonment at Leeds Crown Court after admitting four charges of murder. On a killing spree in July last year, 35-year-old Hobson killed his girlfriend Claire Sanderson, Claire's sister Diane Sanderson, as well as pensioners James and Joan Britton. The trial judge recommends that Hobson is never released from prison.







  • 24 November – Pubs in England and Wales permitted to open for 24 hours for the first time.[10]
  • 30 November – Quadruple killer Mark Hobson loses a High Court appeal against his trial judge's recommendation that he should never be released from prison.


See also


  1. ^ "MacArthur sails into record books". BBC News. 2005-02-07. Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  2. ^ "Charles and Camilla to be married". BBC News. 2005-02-10. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  3. ^ "Arrests as coursing event starts". BBC News. 2005-02-14. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
  4. ^ "Ban on hunting comes into force". BBC News. 2005-02-18. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  5. ^ "Prince Charles marries Camilla". BBC News. 2005-04-09. Archived from the original on 21 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  6. ^ "St Edmundsbury Marks End Of An Era". 2005-07-23. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  7. ^ "England win the Ashes". BBC News. 2005-09-12. Archived from the original on 2 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  8. ^ Skyscraper News
  9. ^ Casciani, Dominic (2005-10-25). "Fear and rumours grip Birmingham". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-09-06.
  10. ^ "Pubs open 24 hours". BBC News. 2005-11-24. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  11. ^ "David Cameron is new Tory leader". BBC News. 2005-12-06. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  12. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005". Retrieved 2008-02-13.
  13. ^ "Massive fire at Buncefield oil depot". BBC News. 2005-12-11. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
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