- 2nd January - Marc Reynolds is sentenced to a year in prison for death by dangerous driving. Eve Birch takes her anger out on her grandmother Edna's dog Batley by kicking him.
- 4th January - Sean Reynolds and Tara Thornfield leave the village. (Final appearance of Sean Reynolds and last appearance of Tara Thornfield until 2007)
- 17th January - Paddy Kirk's mother Barbara dies.
- 31st January - Jason Kirk leaves the village.
- 11th February - Following a period of ill health, Edna Birch's beloved dog Batley is put to sleep.
- 18th February - In a dramatic four-hander, Bernice Thomas admits that motherhood is becoming too much to bear.
- 21st April - Bernice Thomas leaves Emmerdale.
- 2nd May - Eric Pollard and Gloria Weaver marry.
- 6th May - Rodney Blackstock suffers a heart attack.
- 10th June - Betty Eagleton discovers that she has been watched via web-cam.
- 4th July - An unhinged Zoe Tate seeks refuge in the church and tears pages out of the Bible. The building soon catches fire after a candle collapses on a Sunday school display.
- 5th July - Following the fire at the church, Zoe Tate is taken to hospital and is sectioned.
- 7th August - Robert Sugden loses his virginity to Nicola Blackstock.
- 17th September - Tricia Fisher's friend Edith Weatherall dies.
- 18th September - A school-themed disco is held at the Woolpack.
- 20th September - Katie Addyman suffers a miscarriage.
- 25th September - Edith Weatherall's funeral takes place.
- 9th October - Zoe Tate is told she is pregnant.
- 16th October - Marlon Dingle's stag night. His cousin Chas is the stripper at the party. (First appearance of the character)
- 17th October - As part of Emmerdale's 30th anniversary, Paddy Kirk and Emily Dingle marry. Marlon Dingle and Tricia Fisher were originally due to marry, however, on the morning of the wedding, chewing gum got stuck in Tricia's hair and when Tricia turns her head around too fast, her neck cricked, leaving her in a neck brace.
- 22nd November - Angie Reynolds and her colleague Adrien Collins die in a car accident after a chase with Cain Dingle. (Final appearance of Angie Reynolds)
- 16th December - Angie Reynolds' funeral takes place.
- 17th December - Zak Dingle meets his long-lost father Jedediah in hospital. Jed tells Zak that he has a lost fortune in Chile. He then dies soon after.
- 24th December - Paddy and Emily Kirk foster Debbie Jones. (First appearance of the charatcer)
- 25th December - Louise Appleton realises that her boyfriend Ray Mullan is her stalker.
- 26th December - Ray Mullan dies after being bludgeoned over the head with a vase by Louise Appleton. (Final appearance of Ray Mullan)
- 31st December - Zak Dingle leaves Emmerdale in search of the Dingle fortune.
Real life eventsEdit
- 18th May - Batley the dog wins 'Best Exit' at The British Soap Awards.
- This year is the 30th anniversary of when Emmerdale first aired.
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