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Un altro anno che se ne va!

Siamo ormai giunti alla fine di un altro anno.
Eccovi una lista incompleta degli eventi più significativi avvenuti quest’anno nel Regno Unito.

23 February – UK loses top AAA credit rating for first time since 1978 after being downgraded by the ratings agency Moody’s

21 March – The date for the Scottish independence referendum is announced as 18 September 2014

8 April – Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies following a stroke Street parties are held in a number of cities across the UK to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher
22 April – A London house goes on sale for a record £250 million, 700 times greater than the average £370,000 cost of a property in the city

8 May – Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in English football during his 27 years in charge of Manchester United, announces his retirement as the Manager of Manchester United after the end of the Premier League season later in the month.
22 May – In London, a man is killed in the street. Two men carrying knives and a meat cleaver are subsequently shot and apprehended by police. The government treats the killing as a terrorist incident.
23 May – The victim of the Woolwich attack is confirmed to have been a serving British soldier, and named as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

4 June – Members of the House of Lords vote in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, paving the way for gay marriage in the United Kingdom.

15 July – The House of Lords approves the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, enabling gay marriages to take place in England and Wales from 2014
22 July – Prime Minister David Cameron announces plans for every household in the UK to automatically have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose otherwise. The possession of online material depicting rape will also become illegal in England and Wales, bringing them into line with current Scottish legislation.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a boy, who becomes third in line to the throne.He is subsequently named George Alexander Louis.

1 August – Temperatures of 33.7C are recorded at Heathrow Airport and 34.1 in London – the hottest since 2006 – as the hot weather makes a brief return. The Met Office says it was the hottest day since 2003, and the warmest summer since 2006.
5 August – The world’s first lab-grown burger – produced from bovine stem cells – is cooked and eaten at a news conference in London 27 August – David Cameron recalls Parliament from its summer recess to discuss responses to the Syrian crisis in the wake of a chemical weapons attack in Damascus.
29 August – MPs vote 285–272 against the principle of British involvement in any military intervention in the Syrian conflict.

5 September – Sixty people are injured as more than 130 vehicles are involved in a series of crashes in thick fog on the Sheppey Crossing in Kent.

14 November – The last living British person to be born in the 1800s, Grace Jones, dies at the age of 113.
29 November – Eight people are killed and 19 seriously injured after a police helicopter crashes into The Clutha pub in Glasgow.