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EventsEdit

  • At some point during the year, Nicola Blackstock marries Donald De Souza, a man 45 years her senior.
  • 1st January - Toni Daggert leaves the village after breaking off her engagement to Paddy Kirk. (Final appearance of the character)
  • 3rd January - David Metcalfe is proved to be Eric Pollard's son.
  • 12th January - Chas Dingle is questioned for Tom King's murder.
  • 14th January - Scott Windsor makes his final appearance after being written out due to his portrayer Ben Freeman's rape allegations (Final appearance of the character). Diane Sugden is forced to lie to the police in order to protect Chas.
  • 15th January - Eli Dingle tries to sell stolen goods from Home Farm to Rodney Blackstock.
  • 16th January - Eli Dingle is arrested for the stolen goods. When Rosemary King makes a snide remark about Eli's arrest, his cousin Chas sees red, threatens Rosemary and is soon arrested for assault.
  • 17th January - Chas and Eli Dingle are both arrested for Tom King's murder.
  • 1st February - Victoria Sugden goes off into Hotten with her friend Kayleigh Gibbs. When Victoria is taken around the back by an 18 year old, Billy Hopwood rescues her and takes her home, but, the truck that Billy was driving in has had the brakes tampered with by Eli Dingle and the vehicle ends up in a freezing cold lake with Billy and Victoria inside. The two are eventually rescued and taken to hospital.
  • 5th February - Jo Stiles and Katie Sugden fight outside the Vet's surgery.
  • 9th February - Viv Hope gives birth to a twin daughter and son at 50.
  • 20th February - Tom King's funeral takes place. A mystery woman named Carrie Nicholls, revealed to be Mary King's carer, arrives for it. (First appearance of the character)
  • 21st February - Tom King's will is read out. An unknown woman named Scarlett Nicholls is named as a beneficiary and revealed to be the daughter of Tom and Carrie.
  • 1st March - Edna Birch's dog Tootsie gives birth to a litter of puppies.
  • 2nd March - First appearance of Scarlett Nicholls.
  • 4th March - The King brothers are arrested on the suspicion of murdering their father Tom.
  • 13th March - The King brothers are released on bail over their father's death.
  • 14th March - Kelly Windsor is arrested for perverting the course of justice after it was discovered she had given the King brothers a false alibi.
  • 15th March - Samson Dingle is rushed to hospital, where he is diagnosed with meningitis.
  • 21st March - Daz Eden celebrates his 16th birthday. He is delighted when his school friend Penny Drury turns up, but things go awry when Debbie Dingle decides to throw him a party. When her and Eli decide to set off some fireworks courtesy of Shadrach, the tremendous noise disturbs the village. When Billy Hopwood and Jack Sugden argue, Daz erupts with anger and storms off, but he is run over by Jack's wife Diane.
  • 30th March - Eli Dingle burgles the Kings' haulage yard.
  • 3rd April - Jimmy King proposes to Kelly Windsor. He then drops the ring, but it is found and Kelly accepts.
  • 5th April - Perdita Hyde-Sinclair discover she's pregnant, but suffers a miscarriage when she falls off her horse. She later suffers an ectopic pregnancy and is rushed to Hotten General and has a hysterectomy to save her life.
  • 6th April - Seth Armstrong's dog Charlie dies in Seth's hide. Seth's widow Betty is upset as this was her last link to Seth.
  • 16th April - Jimmy King saves Bob Hope's daughter Roxy when she begins to choke.
  • 17th April - A drunk Andy Sugden attacks Billy Hopwood after he takes his keys from him. During the fight, Billy pushes Andy, who hit his head on the car. He tells girlfriend Jo Stiles that Billy went for him, and Billy is arrested when Jo calls the police.
  • 22nd April - Rita Brannigan is nearly run over by Marlon Dingle but Paddy Kirk gets her out the way in the nick of time.
  • 25th April - Lisa Dingle attacks Rosemary King after mistakingly thinking Rosemary and Lisa's husband Zak were having an affair.
  • 30th April - Doug and Hilary Potts arrive in the village to see their daughter, Laurel. They are involved in a car accident on their way home.
  • 2nd May - Cathy and Heath Hope's christening takes place. Father Bob goes into meltdown and runs from the church after realising he can't afford to pay everyone.
  • 7th May - Kelly Windsor is sentenced to two years imprisonment for perverting the course of justice.
  • 9th May - Eli and Debbie Dingle sleep together.
  • 16th May - Hari Prasad attacks his girlfriend Louise Appleton when she decides to not go through with giving evidence against the Kings. During the ensuing car chase, Louise's car fails to turn, causing her to crash.
  • 17th May - Emmerdale Village celebrates its 500th anniversary by having celebrity Katherine Jenkins attend the celebration. During the celebration, Len Reynolds dies of a heart attack (Final appearance of the character). Matthew King, convinced brother Jimmy is their father's killer, throws Jimmy through the glass of a cabinet and threatens to impale him on the shard of glass unless the confesses, which leads Carl confessing he killed their dad. Hari Prasad attacks Louise Appleton in hospital. When a nurse and a doctor intervene, Hari shoves the both. The doctor calls security while Hari is restrained by other doctors, and Hari is arrested.
  • 20th May - Marc Reynolds returns to the village following the death of grandfather Len.
  • 25th May - Upon hearing of Len Reynolds's death, Danny Daggert returns to the village.
  • 27th May - Tara Thornfield returns to the village for the funeral of Len Reynolds.
  • 28th May - Len Reynolds' funeral takes place. Marc Reynolds and Tara Thornfield leave the village afterwards.
  • 29th May - Danny Daggert leaves the village following Len Reynolds's funeral. Sharon Lambert's hen night takes place.
  • 30th May - Dan McHerron jilts Sharon Lambert at the altar after discovering Sharon was only marrying him for his money.
  • 1st June - Rosemary King returns from Dubai.
  • 5th June - Rosemary King falls over a balcony in Home Farm when she tries to get her mobile phone back from Matthew King.
  • 7th June - Marlon Dingle wins £20,000 on the races, but he is ripped off when the bookie eats his betting slip.
  • 12th June - Eli Dingle robs the bookmarkers where his brother Marlon was ripped off. However, the armed robbery goes wrong, resulting in Marlon being shot.
  • 20th June - Terry Woods sees his estranged father Duke on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
  • 24th June - Pearl Ladderbanks's house is flooded.
  • 1st July - Carl King and Eli Dingle are arrested following a fight.
  • 3rd July - Chas Dingle finds her cousin Eli and her niece Debbie together in a passionate clinch.
  • 20th July - Carrie Nicholls' younger sister Lexi arrives in spectacular fashion by breaking into Home Farm in her underwear. (First appearance of the character)
  • 26th July - Kelly Windsor discovers she is pregnant when she faints.
  • 31st July - When Eric Pollard refuses to pay Pearl Ladderbanks her wages, she and Duke Woods retaliate by throwing stones through Eric's windows. Eric calls the police and the pair are arrested. Chas Dingle and Lexi Nicholls go on a night out to an upmarket hotel. When they see a man named Colin McFarlane, they decide to have a bet - who can sleep with Colin. Chas wins the bet and her and Colin go to his room.
  • 1st August - Chas Dingle wakes up to discover her conquest Colin McFarlane died during the night. She and Lexi Nicholls leave the hotel in a rush, but Lexi steals Colin's wallet. Chas is later questioned by the police.
  • 3rd August - Kelly Windsor aborts her and Jimmy King's baby.
  • 8th August - Perdita Hyde-Sinclair is taken to hospital and sectioned.
  • 22nd August - At the hospital, Ashley and Laurel Thomas meet also expectant parents Greg and Melanie Doland. (First appearance of the characters)
  • 23rd August - Marlon Dingle confesses his part in the robbery in which he was shot to his wife Donna.
  • 26th August - Laurel Thomas and Melanie Doland both give birth to sons.
  • 30th August - Debbie and Chas Dingle and Lexi Nicholls attend a jewellery unveiling at Home Farm. The three manage to steal a necklace.
  • 2nd September - Grace Barraclough's mother suffers a stroke.
  • 3rd September - Mary Barraclough dies of her stroke.
  • 4th September - During a four-hander episode with Marlon, Eli, Zak and Donna, Marlon and Eli have a showdown on the roof of a multi-story car park. Eli nearly falls from the top storey but is rescued by Donna and Marlon.
  • 6th September - Eli Dingle beats up Bruce Baines after he catches Bruce trying to attack Debbie Dingle.
  • 12th September - Mrs De Souza is revealed to be Nicola Blackstock, who returns after a year and a half away. Grayson Sinclair discovers that his own mother Rosemary tried to poison his wife Perdy.
  • 13th September - Rosemary King leaves after the entire village turns against her. (Final appearance of the character). Andy Sugden proposes to Jo Stiles and she accepts.
  • 14th September - Belle Dingle is taken out of her school due to the loss of Rosemary King's funding. She also takes part in an inter-school spelling bee.
  • 17th September - Following a fight with Debbie Dingle over the stolen necklace, Lexi Nicholls reveals to her sister Carrie that she is actually her mother.
  • 26th SeptemberDCI Grace Barraclough is given 24 hours to catch Tom King's killer after her relationship with Carl King is revealed to her boss Charles Vaughan.
  • 27th September - DCI Grace Barraclough is killed when she is run over by a lorry after Carl King admitted to her that he killed his father (Final appearance of the character). The mysterious Mrs De Souza is revealed to be Nicola, shocking the entire village.
  • 1st October - During an argument, Paul Lambert holds Nicola De Souza under a tap. When their father Rodney intervenes, Paul tells him to move out.
  • 3rd October - Jimmy King's stag do takes place. They are all surprised when Lexi Nicholls is the stripper.
  • 5th October - Carrie Nicholls drunkenly kisses Jimmy King.
  • 8th October - Kelly Windsor's hen night takes place. Marlon Dingle, Bob and Jamie Hope are stand-in strippers.
  • 9th October - Jimmy King jilts Kelly Windsor at the altar after finding she aborted his baby, and is disowned by her mother Viv. She then flees the village after stealing Debbie Dingle's car. (Last appearance of the character until 2011)
  • 10th October - Paddy Kirk's cousin Ross arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
  • 12th October - Jack Sugden discovers that has wife Diane has been having an affair with Billy Hopwood.
  • 15th October - Jack Sugden confronts his wife Diane about her affair with Billy Hopwood and promptly assaults Billy. Jack's daughter Victoria confronts Billy, who spitefully insinuates that she wouldn't be so sure about the saintliness of her own family if she knew the truth about her mother's death.
  • 16th October - Victoria Sugden seeks the truth about her death of her mother Sarah. She visits Richie Carter, who tells her the circumstances of that fateful night in 2000. Filled with rage, she heads home, douses the cottage with petrol and confronts Jack and Andy about what happened. Andy admits that he was the one that started the fire that killed Sarah. Stunned, Victoria races up the stairs but trips, gashing her head. Victoria passes out in the bedroom and as Andy tends to her wounds, Jack gets a damp cloth. Jack turns on the hot water and the boiler light ignites the petrol fumes causing a massive fireball that blows out the downstairs windows. The fire also sets light to Pearl Ladderbanks' home.(First appearance of Richie Carter since 2001 and final appearance of the character.)
  • 17th October - In the aftermath of the fire, Andy Sugden confesses to the police to the murder of his adoptive mother Sarah seven years earlier.
  • 18th October - Edna Birch's sister Lily Butterfield returns to the village. (First appearance of the character since 2006)
  • 19th October - Following recent events, Billy Hopwood discharges himself from hospital and leaves the village. (Final appearance of the character)
  • 24th October - Sam Dingle moves into Dale View with his son Samson.
  • 28th October - Jasmine Thomas discovers Nicola De Souza's "dead" husband is being kept alive on life support. (First appearance of Donald De Souza)
  • 1st November - First appearance of Miles De Souza.
  • 11th December - Matthew King beats up Grayson Sinclair, resulting in Matthew receiving an assault charge.
  • 12th December - Scarlett Nicholls celebrates her 16th birthday. Jimmy King convinces her mother Carrie to have a few friends round at Home Farm, but when Victoria Sugden finds out, she tactlessly posts the details on the Internet. Home Farm is subsequently filled with drunken teenagers. With help from Debbie and Eli Dingle, Daz Eden is able to get the unruly teens out. Scarlett is grateful and kisses Daz, but when Jimmy and Carrie enter the front room, Jimmy chases Daz out of the house.
  • 13th December - In a fit of rage, Andy Sudgen nearly punches fiancée Jo Stiles.
  • 18th December - Eric Pollard proposes to Val Lambert.
  • 25th December - Tom King's widow Rosemary commits suicide off-screen by shooting herself a year on from Tom's death.
  • 27th December - Grayson Sinclair discovers his mother Rosemary committed suicide on Christmas Day.
  • 28th December - Donald De Souza wakes up from his coma.
  • 31st December - Matthew King punches Grayson Sinclair (on the stroke of midnight) after finding out that Grayson's mother Rosemary is to be buried next to his father Tom's grave.

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