Goodbye 2016… // News Events in 2016

Goodbye 2016… // News Events in 2016

The time has finally come to say goodbye 2016…and a big hello to 2017! This is the time where we sit down, set ourselves goals and reflect on the past year.

What Happened in the News in 2016

With all it’s ups and downs, 2016 has been an adventurous year for us all. Here are just a few things which happened in 2016:


  • Outbreak of the Zika Virus
  • Rail fairs rose by 1.1%
  • David Bowie died
  • Sir Terry Wogan died
  • Alan Rickman died
  • Junior Drs went on strike


  • The Flying Scotsman (train) came back into service after 10 years – fun fact, I saw this at a local train station in August while waiting to get a train to London! Was totally unexpected!
  • BBC 3 goes online
  • Viola Beach (band) died in a car accident


  • Paul Daniels (magician) died
  • Ronnie Corbett died
  • London Underground workers went on strike
  • The Cambridge vs Oxford boat race took place


  • The Queen celebrated her 90th Birthday
  • Victoria Wood died


  • The UK started to think about the EU Referendum


  • Tim Peake returned to Earth
  • Brexit – UK & Gibraltar decided to leave the EU
  • David Cameron resigned as the Prime Minister
  • Jo Cox (MP) was shot & died


  • Caroline Aherne died
  • Theresa May takes over as Prime Minister


  • The Olympics took place in Brazil (Total Medals Won = 67 // Gold – 27 / Silver – 23 / Bronze – 17)
  • The Night Tube Launched in London
  • BHS stores close in the UK


  • The Paralympics took place in Brazil (Total Medals Won = 147 // Gold – 64 / Silver – 39 / Bronze – 44)
  • It was announced that Great British Bake Off would move to Channel 4


  • Pete Burns died


  • Staples closes all stores in the UK
  • Trump was elected to be the next President of America
  • Andrew Sachs died


  • Storm Barbra hits the UK
  • Greg Lake died
  • Liz Smith (The Royle Family) died
  • George Michael died
  • Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds died

Here’s to 2017…

I really hope that 2017 will be good for you all and bring you joy, love and happiness. Here’s to 2017…

Let’s make it a good one…


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