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2007 Newspaper Headlines

Which 2007 events are still remembered and spoken about today because of their public interest and importance? The year 2007 saw the outbreak of a deadly strain of Bird Flu in Suffolk and Foot and Mouth disease on a farm in Surrey. Gordon Brown is elected as leader of the Labour Party, succeeding Tony Blair, and becomes Prime Minister three days later. Memories of Princess Diana are evoked in July while ‘The Concert For Diana’ is held at Wembley Stadium; the concert is held on the day that would have been Diana’s 46th Birthday prior to the 10th anniversary of her death. With many other important 2007 newspaper articles, including those reporting the abduction and later the release of Alan Johnston in Gaza City, a 2007 newspaper would provide invaluable information and views from the time of publishing.

An overview of some key events from the year 2007 is listed in a table below. If you are looking for a specific date and newspaper article, we can help you find it. Just get in contact with our team of expert researchers who specialize in this field at research@historic-newspapers.co.uk.

DateEvent
18th January 2007The strongest storm to hit the United Kingdom in seventeen years kills fourteen people. Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with thirteen deaths. Hurricane Kyrill causes at least forty-four deaths across twenty countries in Western Europe.
1st February 2007Prime Minister Tony Blair is questioned as a witness for a second time in the 'Cash for Peerages (Cash for Honours)' probe.
3rd February 2007The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu is found at a Bernard Matthews turkey farm in Suffolk.
12th March 2007BBC journalist Alan Johnston disappears in Gaza City on the Gaza Strip.
23rd April 2007 Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b.1931) dies.
21st May 2007The 19th century ship ‘Cutty Sark’ is badly damaged by fire in London.
2nd June 2007 Four people are charged in a terror plot to blow up JFK International Airport in New York.
6–8th June 2007The 33rd G8 summit takes place amid strong protests in Heiligendamm, Germany.
24th June 2007Gordon Brown is elected leader of the Labour Party in the 2007 leadership election, succeeding incumbent Tony Blair. Brown becomes Prime Minister three days later.
25th June 2007Sheffield and South Yorkshire are affected by flooding, following the wettest June on record in the United Kingdom. Flooding is worsened when the River Don breaches its banks.
30th June 2007A Jeep Cherokee drives into the entrance of the main terminal of Glasgow International Airport in an attempted terrorist attack, resulting in a petrol-driven fire.
1st July 2007‘The Concert For Diana’ is held at Wembley Stadium to commemorate Diana, Princess of Wales.
4th July 2007After being held captive for 114 days, BBC journalist Alan Johnston is freed by his Palestinian kidnappers.
7th July 2007‘Live Earth’ concerts are held throughout nine major cities around the world.
12th July 2007The Queen visits the world's largest Commonwealth war grave in Ypres, Belgium, to pay her respects to fallen soldiers of the Battle of Passchendaele.
3rd August 2007Foot and Mouth disease is found on a farm at Wanborough, near to Guildford in Surrey. A ban on the movement of all livestock begins in the United Kingdom on the following day.
8th October 2007Athletics star Marion Jones forfeits the five gold medals she won at the 2000 Olympic Games, after admitting to taking performance-enhancing drugs.
18th October 2007Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto returns to he homeland following an eight year period in exile. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing 136 people, including twenty police officers. Bhutto escapes uninjured.
27th December 2007Benazir Bhutto is assassinated. At least twenty others are also killed by a bomb blast at an election rally in Rawalpindi.
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