History Quiz / The UK in the 21st Century: 2010

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 2010?

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Cadbury is bought by this American company in an £11.5 bn deal.2nd February
BBC Director General Mark Thompson confirms proposals to close this radio station, along with the BBC Asian Network, and to rebrand BBC Radio 7 as Radio 4 Extra.2nd March
This football club go out of business after 125 years, having been relegated from the Football League the previous season (where they had spent all but 4 seasons since 1931).10th March
This airline company begins a 3 day strike, grounding more than 80 planes at London Heathrow alone.20th March
Levi Bellfield, who is 2 years into a life sentence for murdering 2 women and attempting to murder a 3rd, is charged with the murder of this Surrey teenager 8 years ago.30th March
Minutes after the devolution of policing and justice powers from Westmin ster to the NI Executive, a car bomb is detonated outside the headquarters of MI5 in this NI county.12th April
A cloud of volcanic ash from this volcano... just kidding! Eyjafjallajökull erupts in this country, causing the closure of airspace over the UK and northern and western Europe.15th April
Caroline Lucas becomes this party's first Westminster MP, as the 2010 general election results in a hung parliament.6th May
Following Gordon Brown's resignation and an agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, this man becomes Prime Minister.11th May
This supermarket announces it is to sell all of its UK stores to Asda in a £778 million deal.27th May
For the first time in 400 years, these animals breed in the wild in Scotland.June
Following a week-long manhunt, this gunman shoots himself dead in Northumberland, having shot 3 people in 2 days after being released from prison.10th July
This bank, the first wholly new high street bank for more than a century, opens its first branch in Holborn, London.29th July
This singer is jailed for two months and fined £1250 after being found guilty of crashing his car after smoking cannabis.14th September
This man is elected leader of the Labour Party.25th September
This golf tournament is held in Wales for the first time, at Celtic Manor Resort.1st October
American company New England Sports Ventures completes its £300 million takeover of this Premier League club.15th October
The one millionth car of this make is produced at the factory in Solihull, 40 years after the first rolled off the production line.4th November
This man is re-elected as leader of the UK Independence Party.5th November
The coalition government wins a vote in the House of Commons to raise the maximum cap on university tuition fees to this amount.9th December

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