A LOOK BACK AT NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
Added on: 1st Jan 2017
HIGH COURT BREXIT RULING
The Government must seek Parliament's approval
before triggering Article 50 to start the UK's
withdrawal from the EU, the High Court ruled.
The Government appealed the decision at
the Supreme Court, with a ruling expected in January.
ANDY MURRAY AT NO 1
Britain's Andy Murray became the top-ranked tennis
player in the world. He finished the year as number
one after defeating Novak Djokovic in the
final of the season-ending World Tour Final in London.
TRUMP WINS PRESIDENCY
In a result that sent shockwaves around the world,
Donald Trump was elected US president after
defeating Hillary Clinton following a bitterly-fought
campaign. The billionaire business tycoon,
who has no experience in politics, vowed to be a
president "for all Americans" when he
takes office on January 20, 2017.
CROYDON TRAM CRASH
Seven people died and many more were injured when
a tram, going over three times the speed it
should have been, derailed in south London.
LEONARD COHEN DIES
The acclaimed Canadian singer, songwriter and
poet Leonard Cohen died aged 82.
FOOTBALL ABUSE SCANDAL EMERGES
Sparked by revelations by Andy Woodward, more
than 20 former footballers came forward with
allegations of historical sexual abuse in football.
The FA announced an internal investigation
of the abuse, as have clubs linked to it.
FIDEL CASTRO DIES
The former Cuban leader Fidel Castro died
at the age of 90.
COLOMBIA PLANE CRASH
Seventy one people, including 19 players and staff from
the Brazilian football club Chapecoense, were
killed when the plane carrying them crashed
outside Medellin in Colombia.
ITALIAN PM RESIGNS AFTER REFERENDUM
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced that he
intends to resign after being defeated in a
referendum on constitutional reform.
AA GILL DIES
Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill died aged
62, just three weeks after revealing he had cancer.
ALEPPO TAKEN BACK BY GOVERNMENT FORCES
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said "history is being
made" as rebels forces are finally defeated in the
besieged city. Over the following week, efforts
were made to evacuate people from the east of the city.
RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR SHOT DEAD
The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov,
was shot dead as he gives a speech in Ankara.
BERLIN LORRY ATTACK
Twelve people were killed when a lorry ploughed into a
crowded Christmas market in Berlin in a deliberate attack.
The attacker, Tunisian Anis Amri, was shot dead
by police in Milan, Italy four days later.
GEORGE MICHAEL DIES
The pop superstar passed away peacefully at home aged
53. As a performer with Wham! and then a solo singer
he sold more than 100 million albums throughout
a career spanning almost four decades.