A LOOK BACK AT JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
Added on: 31st Dec 2016
DAVID BOWIE DIES
Singer David Bowie died of cancer aged 69,
sparking global tributes to one of the most
influential and successful musicians of his time.
JUNIOR DOCTORS' STRIKE
Junior doctors in England strike for 24 hours in
a row over the imposition of a new contract.
It was the first of several strikes during the year.
ALAN RICKMAN DIES
The British actor, known for his roles in Harry Potter,
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Die Hard,
died aged 69 after a battle with cancer.
HATTON GARDEN HEIST CONVICTIONS
After four "ringleaders" pleaded guilty, three other
men are convicted of involvement in the
£14 million Hatton Garden jewellery raid of Easter 2015.
IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL COMES INTO EFFECT
International sanctions on Iran were lifted after the
country signed up to a deal intended to prevent it
developing nuclear weapons.
ZIKA OUTBREAK WARNING
The World Health Organisation warned that the Zika
virus was likely to spread across most countries in
the Americas. The virus, which has been linked to
brain damage in babies, has since affected
countries around the world.
SIR TERRY WOGAN DIES
The renowned broadcaster died from cancer aged 77.
He was best known for his roles hosting chat show
Wogan, the Eurovision Song Contest and the
Children in Need fundraisers.
LORD LUCAN DECLARED DEAD
Forty two years after the peer vanished when his
children's nanny was murdered, a High Court
judge rules that Lord Lucan should be
VIOLA BEACH KILLED
All four members of British band Viola Beach were
killed in a car crash in Sweden.
HARPER LEE DIES
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, who wrote
To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman,
died aged 89.
CAMERON'S EU RENEGOTIATION
David Cameron holds crunch talks with EU leaders
to renegotiate Britain's position in the organisation.
He emerges with a deal he hopes will keep
Britain in the EU and announces the
in/out referendum will be held on June 23.
DIDCOT POWER STATION COLLAPSE
Four men are killed when a boiler house set for
demolition collapses. The last of the bodies were
not found until September.