A LOOK BACK AT SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
Added on: 1st Jan 2017
US AND CHINA RATIFY PARIS CLIMATE DEAL
The announcement was a major step towards
bringing the agreement into force.
MOTHER TERESA DECLARED A SAINT
Pope Francis canonises Mother Teresa,
making her Saint Teresa.
ANJEM CHOUDARY JAILED
The radical preacher was jailed for five-and-a-half years
for encouraging support for so-called Islamic State.
Paralympics GB finish with 147 medals in Rio, 27
more than at London 2012 and beating their
target of 121. In total, the team won 64 gold medals.
SYRIA CEASEFIRE AGREED
The US and Russia agree terms for a ceasefire in Syria.
This came into effect on September 12 but ended within
a week when aid trucks bound for Aleppo are destroyed.
DAVID CAMERON RESIGNS AS AN MP
The former prime minister gave up his seat
HINKLEY POINT C APPROVED
The Government approves the £18 billion nuclear
power station, financed by French and
BRANGELINA TO SPLIT
The world of showbiz is stunned as lawyers for
Angelina Jolie reveal she has filed for divorce
from Brad Pitt.
Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as Labour leader
with 61.8% of the vote.
ALTON TOWERS FINED
Operator Merlin was fined £5 million over the Smiler
rollercoaster crash in June 2015.
The level five hurricane hit Haiti, causing widespread
damage and killing nearly 1,000 people. The storm
also caused carnage and casualties across
other parts of the Caribbean and several US states.
THAI KING DIES
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning
monarch, died aged 88, sparking national
mourning in Thailand.
CHED EVANS CLEARED
Footballer Ched Evans was found not guilty of raping
a 19-year-old woman in 2011. He was originally
convicted and jailed in 2012, but this was
quashed in April.
JEAN ALEXANDER DIES
The former Coronation Street actress, who
played Hilda Ogden, died aged 90.
BID TO RECAPTURE MOSUL BEGINS
A major operation to recapture Mosul, so-called
Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq, began.
'TURING'S LAW' ANNOUNCED
The UK Government announced plans to issue
posthumous pardons to gay and bisexual
men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences.
CALAIS 'JUNGLE' CLEARANCE BEGINS
French authorities began an operation to relocate
thousands of refugees and migrants from the
Calais 'Jungle' camp.
HEATHROW THIRD RUNWAY ANNOUNCED
The Government approved the expansion at Heathrow
airport, prompting Zac Goldsmith to resign and
criticism from Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.