The A-Z of 2016 U-Z

1 January 2017, 21:07

alphabet

U

Died:
Lukasz Urban - polish driver killed in Berlin lorry attack

Unilever v Tesco
Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest
Underground strike
Unions
Uber
UN Report on UK disability rights
UKIP
Underdog - the year of
US elections
"Unpresidented" - Trump tweet

V

Died:
Bobby Vee - singer
Peter Vaughan - actor, Porridge, Game of Thrones
Robert Vaughn - actor, Man from Uncle
Abe Vigoda - actor, Godfather
Viola Beach - band and manager
Vanity - Denise Matthews, singer, Prince
Alan Vega - singer, Suicide (the band)

Volkswagen emissions scandal
Virgin Trains v Jeremy Corbyn
Veil - face cover ban in France etc
Vanity Fair v Trump
Vinyl revival - outsells downloads by value
Vote leave
Vote remain
Virtual reality
Keith Vaz, sex scandal
Vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn
Virtue signalling - internet term re. comments that enhance moral superiority
Max Verstappen - youngest ever F1 winner
Video recorders - last known manufacturer stops production
"Vi coactus" - Dianne James signs UKIP leadership papers "under duress"

W

Died:
Gene Wilder
Terry Wogan
Victoria Wood
Papa Wemba - singer
Michael White - producer, Rocky Horror Show, Monty Python etc
Maurice White - Earth Wind and Fire
Duke of Westminster
Alan Williams - Beatles' first manager
Tony Warren - screenwriter, Coronation Street
Andrzej Wajda - film director
Bobby Wellins - musician

Wales' football team reach first semi-final of major tournament
Max Whitlock - first British gymnast to win Olympic gold
Wall - big, beautiful, Mexico paying
Wooden plates in restaurants
Bradley Wiggins retires from cycling
Steven Woolfe - UKIP MEP, altercation with UKIP MEP Mike Hookem
Danny Willett wins Masters golf tournament
John Whittingdale MP+ sex worker = sacked
Steven Woolfe - UKIP leadership contender hospitalised by UKIP MEP
W.H.O. declares Zika outbreak over
"What is the EU" internet search spike after referendum
Wikileaks
Anthony Weiner's emails rock Clinton campaign
Geert Wilders - Dutch politician's hate speech trial
Wallonia v Canada-EU trade deal
Winchester - "best place to live in UK"
"We're here because we're here" Jeremy Deller art project, 100 anniv Battle of Somme
Kanye West
"Whinge-orama" - Boris Johnson on EU referendum debate

X

Xenophobia
Xi Jinping

Y

Died:
Anton Yelchin - actor, Star Trek
Alan Young - Mr Ed etc
The Young Pope - TV series
Yorkshire Ripper moved back to jail
Jimmy Young - DJ, singer
Yahoo confirm they were hacked in 2013/14

Operation Yew Tree
Yazidis persecuted by ISIS
Yemen
Yulin dog meat festival

Z

Died:
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zaha Hadid
Vilos Zsigmond - cinematographer, Close Encounters, Deer Hunter

Zero hours contracts
Zero interest rates
Zafira cars recalled
Zika virus
Zionism - Ken Livingstone said Hitler supported it
Zac Goldsmith loses Richmond by-election

James O'Brien pleaded with the caller "Don't smack me!"

James O'Brien's Perfect Response To Man Who Smacks His Children

James was so moved by Dan's call

A Heartbreaking Take On The Hell Of Universal Credit... From An Emotional Landlord

The LBC presenter said he finally understood Mr Corbyn's popularity

James O'Brien Absolutely Nails The Reason For Jeremy Corbyn's Popularity

A frustrated James O'Brien had a heated discussion with a Brexiteer this morning

Brexiteer To James: "We Need To Start Spending Money On Whatever We Intend To"

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