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. Unfortunately, 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, where they make a full recovery.
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.
2nd March - First appearance of Scarlett Nicholls.
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 is soon run over by Jack's wife Diane.
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)
31st July - 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.
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.
9th October - Jimmy King jilts Kelly Windsor at the altar after finding she aborted his baby. She then flees the village after stealing Debbie Dingle's car. (Last appearance of the character until 2011)
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.
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.