2005 Prince Charles marries Camilla, Labour wins the election, with Liberals gaining 62 seats. The 7th July bombings kill 52 people in London. England won the Ashes, Liverpool won the European Cup
2006 Federer and Amelie Mauresmo became Wimbledon Champions, Italy won the FIFA World Cup in Germany and Saddam Hussein was hung in Baghdad. And George Bush greeted Tony Blair with the phrase " Yo, Blair"
2007 Bank of England raised base rate to 5.25%, Gordon Brown replaced Tony Blair, smoking in enclosed public spaces was banned. Madelaine McCann went missing. The 2007/2008 financial crisis started developing and HP Sauce production was moved to the Netherlands.
2009 Bank of England changed the base rate, firstly to 1.5% and then down to 0.5% and the Office of Nationl Statistics declared the UK was in recession - first time since 1991. Approval was given by Parliament for the 3rd runway at Heathrow to go ahead and Barack Obama became President of USA
2011 Prince William and Catherine Middleton got married. The Queen made a state visit to the Republic of Ireland - the first State visit since 1911. Earthquake and tsunami hit northern Japan, critically damaging the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor. Following Mark Duggan's death, roiting ocurred in many English cities between 6th to 11th August. News of the World ceased publication.