2nd January - The Sugdens leave Emmerdale Farm. Sean Rossi returns for Dave Glover's funeral. (First appearance of the character since 1996)
7th January - Dave Glover's funeral takes place.
8th January - First appearance of Lyn Hutchinson. Sean Rossi leaves the village. (Final appearance of the character)
21st January - Dave Glover's inquest takes place.
22nd January - Betty Eagleton storms out of her 63rd birthday party (after her partner Seth Armstrong mistakenly believes it's her 65th) and discovers Kelly Windsor and her teacher Tom Bainbridge kissing. Kelly runs away.
23rd January - Frank Tate is revealed to be the father of baby James, not Dave Glover.
28th January - Following the revelation of his and Kelly Windsor's affair, Tom Bainbridge is sacked from his job as a teacher.
30th January - Zak Dingle meets girlfriend Lisa Clegg's husband, Barry.
5th February - Kim Tate leaves Home Farm without telling anyone.
6th February - First appearance of Anne Cullen.
13th February - Dee de la Cruz arrives in the village (First appearance of the character).
20th February - Ned Glover attacks Chris Tate for making advances to his daughter Linda. First appearance of Paddy Kirk.
27th February - The Cairns family move to Emmerdale. At the quarry, Andy Hopwood falls into the water and is rescued by Robert Sugden and Donna Windsor. He says he discovered a woman's body inside a car.
4th March - The car found by Andy Hopwood at the quarry is lifted out of the water and revealed to be Kim Tate's. Her husband Frank goes to identify her body. Eric Pollard proposes to Dee de la Cruz.
5th March - Butch and Marlon Dingle cause Barry Clegg's rocket to explode. Barry is knocked unconscious by the debris from the barn it was stored in.
6th March - Frank Tate is arrested for the murder of Kim Tate.
13th March - First appearance of Tony Cairns.
31st March - 13 year old Emma Cairns gives birth to a baby daughter. Kim Tate's funeral takes place.
1st May - Eric Pollard and Dee de la Cruz marry.
7th May - Frank Tate is released from prison. Biff Fowler meets his father, Ron Hudson for the first time in years.
8th May - Ron Hudson dies of Huntingdon's disease.
15th May - Ron Hudson's funeral takes place.
22nd May - Frank Tate suffers of a heart attack following an argument with his wife Kim, who had recently returned after a few months away. Biff Fowler nearly attempts suicide but is talked down by Andy Sugden.
27th May - Frank Tate dies of his heart attack. (Final appearance of the character)
3rd June - Frank Tate's funeral takes place.
3rd July - Andy Sugden meets his biological father. (First appearance of Billy Hopwood)
9th July - First appearance of Lord Alex Oakwell.
10th July - Linda Fowler collapses.
15th July - Linda Fowler suffers a miscarriage.
17th July - Charlie Cairns discovers her boyfriend Greg Cox is the father of her sister's baby.
30th July - Kate Sugden, Rachel Hughes' mother, dies offscreen of a brain haemorrhage. Final appearance of Charlie Cairns.
31st July - Rachel Hughes learns of her mother's death. First appearance of Tara Cockburn.
7th August - Alice Bates is abducted by Karen Johnson, the American girlfriend of her father Nick.
12th August - Jack Sugden and Rachel Hughes notice Alice Bates being led from the services by Karen Johnson. Jack literally risks his life to stop them getting away and when Alice says that she wants to be taken home, Karen is arrested.
19th August - Tara Cockburn falls off her horse.
21st August - Lord Alex Oakwell and Tara Cockburn marry. Steve Marchant proposes to Kim Tate.
26th August - Kim Tate hits Steve Marchant with her car.
10th September - Lisa Clegg calls off her wedding to Albert Dingle when the police come looking for him over an armed robbery.
11th September - Will Cairns is kidnapped by a young woman.
30th September - Fiona Mallender leaves Will Cairns to die in a regularly filled grain silo.
16th October - Linda Fowler is involved in a car accident caused by Lord Alex Oakwell. Steve Marchant and Kim Tate's engagement party takes place.
21st October - Linda Fowler dies in hospital of injuries sustained in the car accident.
29th October - Linda Fowler's funeral takes place.
4th November - Sarah Sugden discovers her husband Jack has been having an affair with Rachel Hughes.
5th November - Ned Glover gets revenge on Kim Tate for his daughter Linda's death by setting fire to her stables.
26th November - Following a big row with Zoe Tate, Sophie Wright leaves the village. (Final appearance of the character)
10th December - Marlon Dingle's plan to rip off Eric Pollard goes awry and results in him and his cousin Sam being beaten up.
17th December - Kim Tate discovers an anonymous person knows about the involvement in the death of the woman in March 1997.
23rd December - Mandy Dingle proposes to Paddy Kirk.
24th December - James Tate is kidnapped by Jan Glover. Jack Sugden finds an unconscious Andy Hopwood.
25th December - Marlon Dingle is disowned by his family for the hijack.
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