9th January - Alan Turner is informed that a woman's body has been found; assumed to be Shelley Williams. When he goes to the mortuary to identify the body, he is relieved to discover that it isn't Shelley.
10th January - Debbie Dingle discovers that she is pregnant.
12th January - Sam Dingle nearly jumps off the village hall roof.
1st March - Charity Tate leaves the village but not before playing a tape at Jimmy King's 40th birthday which confirms her affair with Jimmy and his wife Sadie's set up to stop her wedding to Tom. This leads to Chloe Atkinson discovering the truth behind Paul Marsden's death.
16th March - Shelley Williams leaves the village. Steph Stokes follows her to try convince her to return.
17th March - In Emmerdale's 4000th episode, Shelley Williams drowns after a showdown with Steph Stokes. (Final appearance of the character)
23rd March - Carl King discovers his girlfriend Chloe Atkinson was behind the poison pen letters he and then-girlfriend Chas Dingle received and throws her out.
25th March - Chloe Atkinson is forced to leave the village in disgrace after Chas Dingle exposes to the entire village that Chloe isn't pregnant. (Final appearance of the character)
30th March - Cain Dingle loses his temper with his daughter Debbie and throws her to the ground. Appalled by his son's behaviour, Zak Dingle sets fire to Cain's caravan.
6th April - Marlon Dingle catches Paddy Kirk and Viv Windsor kissing.
10th May - Andy Sugden and his brother Robert fight over Robert's affair with Sadie King. Robert's fiance Katie discovers the affair and confronts Sadie, by pouring a drink on her. Sadie retaliates by slapping Katie.
11th May - Katie leaves the village after growing sick and tired of all the arguments in the Sugden family.
8th June - The father of Debbie Dingle's daughter is revealed to be Andy Sugden.
9th June - Debbie Dingle names her daughter Sarah, after Andy Sugden's late mother.
10th June - Val Lambert discovers Matthew King and Louise Appleton in bed together.
21st June - Scott Windsor's proposal to Zoe Tate goes tragically wrong when she coldly rejects him, and he attacks her. She defends herself by injecting him with ketamine. Paddy Kirk walks in and prevents Zoe from further attacking Scott.
22nd June - Zoe Tate is arrested under the suspicion of the attempted murder of Scott Windsor.
6th July - Terry Woods is told by Diane Sugden that his partner Louise Appleton has been having an affair with Matthew King.
7th July - Terry Woods confronts Matthew King about his affair with Louise Appleton and punches him.
10th July - Scott Windsor regains consciousness Zoe Tate is arrested for the attempted murder of Scott Windsor.
15th July - Delilah Dingle makes a surprise appearance at the Dingle homestead in her wedding dress. (First appearance of the character)
20th July - Sam Dingle returns to the village unexpectedly.
24th July - Zoe Tate's trial for the attempted murder of Scott Windsor begins.
25th July - Zoe Tate is arrested for breaching her bail conditions following a public confrontation with Scott Windsor in church. Alice Wilson arrives back in the village and reveals that she is pregnant.
27th July - Andy Sugden's drink is spiked, resulting in him being breathalysed.
28th July - Jimmy King, Cain Dingle and Robert Sugden burn down the barn owned by Robert's brother Andy in order to fake an insurance job. Andy's half-brother Daz Eden defends Andy by stabbing Jimmy with a pitchfork.
4th August - Max King drunkenly runs over his father Tom.
14th August - Kelly Windsor gets her step-brother Scott drunk and gets him into bed in order to convince Scott's girlfriend Dawn Woods that they're sleeping together.
15th August - Kelly Windsor and Dawn Woods fight in the street.
22nd August - On the day of a cookery competition in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Marlon Dingle is arrested over a misunderstanding about his knife, Mack. After being released, he proposes to girlfriend Donna Windsor.
23rd August - Bob Hope proposes to Viv Windsor. Donna Windsor and Marlon Dingle announce their engagement at the same time as Viv and Bob.
30th August - Viv Windsor is arrested for the possession of drugs in the Caribbean.
20th September - Zoe Tate is conned out of Home Farm by the Kings. Zoe punches Effie Harrison upon discovering Effie was in on the plan.
22nd September - After being found not guilty for the attempted murder of Scott Windsor, and escaping from Scott after being held hostage, long-running character Zoe Tate leaves Emmerdale in spectacular fashion by blowing up Home Farm and watching the explosion as she drives away, much to the surprise of Tom, Jimmy and Max King. (Final appearance of Zoe and Jean Tate, and last appearance of Joseph Tate until 2017)
23rd September - Scott Windsor attacks Paddy Kirk and punches Dawn Woods, resulting in him being arrested for assault.
2nd October - Robert Sugden arranges to leave the village with Max King, Debbie Dingle and Sarah Sugden Jr. When Debbie arrives with Andy and without Sarah, Robert tells her he only wanted to take Sarah away from Andy. A violent fight ensues between Andy and Robert, broken up by Max. Max asks Andy to take him to the station and a furious Robert drives towards them. Max grabs the wheel and the car crashes. Robert rescues Andy before the car explodes, killing Max (Final appearance of the character)
3rd October - Robert Sugden leaves the village on orders from his father Jack to avoid being arrested for manslaughter in the aftermath of Max King's death. (Final appearance of the character until 2009)
23rd October - Ethan Blake leaves the village in disgrace after confessing to the Bishop that he misinformed him about Ashley Thomas and Laurel Potts's relationship as he was in love with Laurel. The bishop then gives Ashley his blessing and Ashley proposes to Laurel.
5th December - Paddy Kirk's university friend, Hari Prasad, arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
21st December - Sarah Sugden Jr.'s christening takes place. Emily Kirk takes Sarah after the ceremony. Alice Wilson proposes to Sam Dingle.
22nd December - Daz Eden breaks the news to everyone in the Woolpack that baby Sarah has gone off with Emily Kirk, leaving everyone appalled, particularly Lisa and Alice Dingle who ends up slapping Debbie after she makes a snide comment about her cancer in full view of both Sam Dingle and Diane Sugden.