News Events

This part of TV Live +1 is dedicated to our coverage of historical news events.

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The Death of Princess Diana: August 31st 1997

On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess Of Wales was fatally injured in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris.

World Trade Center Attacks: September 11th 2001

On 11 September 2001, the World Trade Centre was hit by two hijacked planes.

The Iraq War: 2003

The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began with the 2003 invasion of Iraq led by the United States.

London Bombings: July 7th 2005

On 7 July 2005 - one day after the announcement of its successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games - London was struck by a series of coordinated suicide attacks.

The Death of Pope John Paul II: 2nd April 2005

Following a short period of illness, Pope John Paul II died on 2 April 2005.

The Death Of Michael Jackson: 25th June 2009

On June 25, 2009, American singer Michael Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication after he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.

40th Anniversary of The Moon Landings - 2009

In July 2009, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the NASA moon landings, ITN produced five special 10-minute programmes for ITV1 titled Mission to the Moon - News from 1969.

The Royal Wedding: 29th April 2011

The wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London.

The Death of Osama Bin Laden: 2nd May 2011

On May 1, 2011 U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden was killed by a small team of Americans acting under Obama's direct orders, in a covert operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, about 50 km north of Islamabad.

The Death of Amy Winehouse: 23rd July 2011

At approximately 4:00 pm on 23 July 2011, two ambulances were called to the singer Amy Winehouse's home in Camden, London. Shortly afterwards, the Metropolitan Police confirmed her death.

London Riots: 6th-11th August 2011

The 2011 England riots occurred between 6 and 11 August 2011, when thousands of people rioted in several London boroughs and in cities and towns across England.

Queen Elizabeth II - Diamond Jubilee: 2012

Between 2 June and 5 June 2012, Queen Elizabeth II marked her 60th year as head of state of the UK and the Commonwealth, with various diamond jubilee events held in London and local parties held across the country.

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns: 11th February 2013

On 11 February 2013, Pope Benedict announced his pending resignation, effective 28 February 2013, because of "lack of strength of mind and body".

The Appointment of Pope Francis: 13th March 2013

Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope on 13 March 2013, the second day of the 2013 papal conclave, taking the papal name Francis.

The Death of Margaret Thatcher: 8th April 2013

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died on 8 April 2013 at The Ritz Hotel in London after suffering a stroke.

West Fertilizer Plant Explosion: 17th April 2013

On April 17, 2013, at the West Fertilizer Company plant in West, Texas (a city in McLennan County near Waco, Texas), an explosion occurred.

The Birth of Prince George - 22nd July 2013

The first child and son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 22 July 2013.

The Death of Nelson Mandela: 5th December 2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died of a lung infection on 5 December 2013 at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg surrounded by his family.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: 17th July 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17/MAS17) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that crashed on 17 July 2014.

Scottish Referendum: 18th September 2014

A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country took place on Thursday, 18 September 2014.

The Birth of Princess Charlotte: May 2nd 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl at 8.34am on Saturday, 2nd May 2015.

The Budget: 8th July 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 18 March 2015.

Paris Attacks - 13th November 2015

On the evening of 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks—consisting of mass shootings, suicide bombings, and hostage-taking—occurred in Paris and in the northern suburb of Saint-Denis.

Brussels Bombings: 22nd March 2016

On 22 March 2016, three explosions occurred in Brussels, Belgium; two of which were at the Brussels Airport and one on the metro system.

The Death of Jo Cox MP: 16th June 2016

On 16 June 2016, Jo Cox MP was shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, where she had been due to hold an advice surgery. She was left in critical condition and died from her injuries about an hour later.

EU Referendum: June 23rd 2016

The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, was a non-binding referendum that took place on Thursday 23 June 2016 in the UK and Gibraltar to gauge support for the country's continued membership of the European Union.

Theresa May Becomes Prime Minister: 13th July 2016

After being appointed by the Queen on 13 July 2016, Theresa May became the UK's second female prime minister, after Margaret Thatcher, and the first of the 21st century.

Nice Attack: 14th July 2016

The 2016 attack in Nice was a vehicular attack that took place in city of Nice, France on the evening of 14 July 2016.

The Inauguration of Donald Trump: 20th January 2017

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States marked the commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President.

Westminster Attack: 22nd March 2017

A suspected terror attack occurred on 22 March 2017, on Westminster Bridge, in Parliament Square and within the grounds of the Palace of Westminster in central London.

Prince Philip to retire: 4th May 2017

On 4 May 2017, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Phillip would be retiring from royal duties and visits in the autumn.

Manchester Terror Attack: 22nd May 2017

On 22 May 2017, an explosion occurred outside the Manchester Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom, at the end of a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande.

London Terror Attacks: 3rd June 2017

On 3 June 2017, at 22:08 BST, three people conducted two terror attacks in central London.

Grenfell Tower Fire: 14th June 2017

The Grenfell Tower fire occurred on 14 June 2017 at a 24-storey, 220-foot high tower block of public housing flats in North Kensington, west London, England.

Barcelona Attack: 17th August 2017

The 2017 Barcelona attack occured on 17 August 2017 in La Rambla, Barcelona, when a van was driven into pedestrians, killing 13 and injuring at least 100. Two suspects then fled on foot.

Parsons Green Bombing: 15th September 2017

On 15 September 2017, an explosion occurred on a District line train at Parsons Green tube station, in London.