OOC: 2008 a primer...

A chance occurrence in London's Heathrow Airport leads to a desperate search to find answers to terrible lost knowledge.

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OOC: 2008 a primer...

Postby ghill » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:12 am

January
17 January - Number of people affected by norovirus stomach bug in the UK reaches an estimated 3 million.
23 January - The leg of a young caucasian child is discovered in the River Thames. Believed to have been between the ages of 11 and thirteen. Despite the use of forensic science, the Metropolitan Police Service have not caught the killer. Comparisons are made to "Adam" the name given to a young African boy whose torso was discovered in the River Thames on 21 September 2001. The murder was believed to be linked to a ritual killing.
31 January - Conservative Party MP Derek Conway suspended from the House of Commons for 10 days over payments made to his son from his parliamentary allowances.
Four men are jailed for 15 years each for their part in the 2006 Securitas raid, the UK's biggest cash robbery.

February
18 February - Mohammed Al Fayed tells the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales that she and his son Dodi Fayed were both murdered in a conspiracy arranged by the Royal Family, Tony Blair, MI5, MI6 and the British ambassador to France. He even claims that Diana knew that Prince Charles and Prince Philip were "trying to get rid of her".
19 February Shannon Matthews, 9 years old, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, goes missing.
21 February - A jury at Ipswich Crown Court finds Steve Wright, 49, guilty of murdering five prostitutes in a spree during late 2006. He is sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation that he should never be released.
31 Febuary - Mark Dixie, 37, is found guilty of the September 2005 murder of Surrey model Sally Anne Bowman (18). He is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Old Bailey, where the trial judge recommends that he serves at least 34 years before parole can be considered.
26 Febuary - The inquest into the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales finds that MI6 did not keep files on Diana or Dodi Fayed, contradicting claims in conspiracy theories that the deaths were the result of an MI6 conspiracy.
14 March - Michael Donovan, 39, from Bartley Carr, West Yorkshire, is arrested for the kidnap of the 9 year old, Shannon Matthews.

March
28 March - London Heathrow Terminal 5 opens at Heathrow Airport to British Airways with many problems with the IT system, coupled with insufficient testing and staff training, which causes over 500 flights to be cancelled.
30 March - A plane crashes into a row of houses in Farnborough, London, killing two pilots and three passengers.
31 March - The inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales hears that there is "not a shred of evidence" that Prince Philip or MI6 ordered her death.

April
7 April - The inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales records a verdict of accidental death, caused by the heavy drinking, drug abuse and speeding of her chauffer Henri Paul, who died in the crash along with Diana and Dodi Fayed.
8 April - Karen Matthews, the mother of the kidnapped 9 year old girl, Shannon Matthews, is arrested for organizing her daughter's kidnap.

Todays date is April 8...

May

May 4th 2008 - Murder of Professor Adrian C. Gosshamm, Chair of Eastern European Studies at Brichester University.
May 6th 2008 - Greg arrives London.
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