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Headlines From 2006 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 2006 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 2006 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 2006 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 2006 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 2006 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 2006 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 2006 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 2006 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 2006 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 2006 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
10-26th February 2006The 2006 Winter Olympic Games are held in Turin, Italy.
22nd February 2006Over £53.1 million is stolen during the Securitas depot robbery, the largest ever cash robbery in the United Kingdom.
15th-26th March 2006The 2006 Commonwealth Games takes place in Melbourne, Australia.
5th April 2006A swan with Avian Flu is discovered in Cellardyke in Fife, Scotland. This is the first case of ‘bird flu’ found in the United Kingdom.
16th April 2006Albert II, Prince of Monaco, becomes the first ever reigning monarch to reach the North Pole.
27th May 2006An earthquake strikes central Java in Indonesia, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. Over 6,000 people are killed, at least 36,000 are injured and 1.5 million people are left homeless.
3rd June 2006Montenegro declares independence after a referendum held on 21st May. The state union of Serbia and Montenegro is dissolved on 5th June, leaving Serbia as the successor state.
9th June - 9th July 2006Germany holds the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The competition is eventually won by Italy, following a penalty shoot-out against France in the final.
12th July 2006Israeli troops invade Lebanon in response to Hezbollah kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and killing three others. Hezbollah declares open war against Israel two days later.
10th August 2006London Metropolitan Police make twenty-one arrests in connection to a terrorist plot involving an aeroplane travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. Liquids and gels are banned from hand luggage and airports are plunged into chaos due to lengthy security checks.
2nd September 2006A Nimrod MR2 based at RAF Kinloss, Scotland, crashes in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, due to a technical fault. All fourteen of the crew onboard are killed.
12th September 2006Pope Benedict XVI gives a lecture in Germany; he quotes a criticism of the Islamic faith, sparking mass protests.
9th October 2006North Korea claims to have conducted its first ever nuclear test.
5th November 2006Saddam Hussein and two of his senior allies are sentenced to death by hanging after an Iraqi court finds them guilty of crimes against humanity.
12th December 2006Peugeot produces their last car at the Ryton Plant, signalling the end of mass car production in a city that was once a major centre of the British motor industry; Coventry.
19th December 2006The bodies of five murdered prostitutes are discovered at different locations near Ipswich in Suffolk. A huge investigation is launched, which eventually leads to the conviction of Steve Wright.
30th December 2006Saddam Hussein, former Iraq president, is executed in Baghdad.
31st December 2006The Met Office announces that England has experienced its warmest year since records began in 1659, with an average temperature of 10.82 °C (51.48 °F).
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A Newspaper From 2006

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