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Congestion charge cuts traffic levels  The scheme is seen as a huge political gamble by London Mayor Ken Livingstone   Parliament backs Iraq war  Blair has won key support for a military campaign, despite a major rebellion in his Labour Party London arrests after bombs found   Concorde services to end October  British Airways and Air France plan to stop the flights because they are not making enough money West Ham relegated to first division Arsenal win 1-0, retain FA Cup   Weapons criticis blast Blair  Blair said that claims the government doctored a dossier on weapons of mass destruction were 'completely untrue' Inquiry into WMD claims
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French tip-off led to ricin 'lab'  French intelligence services provided the tip that led British authorities to arrest 6 men in a London apartment Ricin: police charge four Queen recovers after knee surgery Palestinians defy London talks ban  The Palestinians have taken part in the talks via video link . Sharon warned the UK not to trust Yasser Arafat Anti-terror police raid mosque 30 hurt after Tube crash  Train carrying 800 people derailed in central London. Rear 3 carriages derailed and hit a wall 'Human shields' being used - U.S. Attack fears grow: London on alert Man with grenade held at Gatwick  Police have arrested a man at London's Airport after finding a live grenade in his luggage Millions in peace protests
Terror suspects, ricin seized


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  6 terror suspects are being questioned by police after traces of ricin were discovered at a London address
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  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
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Mar.19  Valencia dumps Arsenal


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  Committee will focus attention on claims that Iraq had the capacity to launch a strike using WMD within 45 minutes
Jun.23 Hewitt crashes out of Wimbledon Jun.24     Putin arrives for UK state visit  President is to begin the first state visit to Britain by a Russian leader in more than 125 years Jun.28 Teen Sharapova knocks off Dokic Agassi, Phillippoussis come out winners Jun.30 Serena powers into quarterfinals With 46 aces, Philippoussis ousts Agassi

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Jul.1 Both Williams get semifinals at Wimbledon
Jul.2 Storm leaves men high and dry Jul.3 Serena advanced to Wimbledon final   Injured Venus battles past Clijsters  The 23-year-old American needed extensive treatment in semifinal, but battled back to seal a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory Jul.4     Federer makes to Wimbledon final  Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3 to become Wimbledon's first Swiss finalist Jul.5     Serena claims Wimbledon glory  Serena Williams clinched her second straight crown with 4-6 6-4 6-2 victory over her sister Venus Jul.6     Federer wins Wimbledon  Roger Federer claims his first Grand Slam title with a demolition of Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 7-6 (7/3) Navratilova wins 20th Wimbledon title Clijsters and Sugiyama win doubles title Jul.9   Iraq weapons 'unlikely to be found'  Senior Government figures no longer believe WMD are likely to turn up in Iraq. They believe the weapons did exist Jul.14 UK praises Sharon's 'peace work'

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Aug.8 Freed bombing convicts leave Saudi
Aug.28     Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry  Prime Minister said that if a report accusing of sexing up intelligence had been true, it would have merited his resignation   Rush hour power cut hits London  Hundreds of thousands of passengers were trapped on the Underground and thousands of took to the streets Aug.29   Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits Map of Downing Street United Kingdom
  Downing Street media chief said his resignation was not related to the Hutton inquiry


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Sep.8 Security tight around arms fair
Sep.17 Gunners upended

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Oct.19     Plot to kill Putin foiled  2 men have been arrested by British anti-terrorist police in London over a plot to assassinate Russian President Oct.24     Last Concorde flights touch down
  3 needle-nosed jets have touched down in London in a spectacular finale to the era of supersonic travel

November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.20     Mass anti-Bush protest
  Thousands have marched in protest against U.S. President policies on Iraq. 5,500 police were on duty
Nov.25 5-goal Arsenal stun Inter Milan
Nov.27 Police question al-Qaeda suspect

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Dec.3 Queen visits Nigeria
Dec.8 London halts to greet rugby heroes Dec.10 Arsenal win group over Lokomotiv





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'Human shields' being used - U.S. Millions in peace protests




London, 2003 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.15
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Mar.18   Parliament backs Iraq war  Blair has won key support for a military campaign, despite a major rebellion in his Labour Party Jun.4   Weapons criticis blast Blair
  Blair said that claims the government doctored a dossier on weapons of mass destruction were 'completely untrue' Jul.9 Iraq weapons 'unlikely to be found'
  Senior Government figures no longer believe WMD are likely to turn up in Iraq. They believe the weapons did exist



London, 2003 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.25 30 hurt after Tube crash  Train carrying 800 people derailed in central London. Rear 3 carriages derailed and hit a wall Jul.2 Storm leaves men high and dry
Aug.28 Rush hour power cut hits London  Hundreds of thousands of passengers were trapped on the Underground and thousands of took to the streets



London, 2003 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2003 Mar.19  Valencia dumps Arsenal May.11 West Ham relegated to first division
May.17 Arsenal win 1-0, retain FA Cup Jun.23 Hewitt crashes out of Wimbledon Jun.28 Teen Sharapova knocks off Dokic Jun.28 Agassi, Phillippoussis come out winners Jun.30 Serena powers into quarterfinals Jun.30 With 46 aces, Philippoussis ousts Agassi Jul.1 Both Williams get semifinals at Wimbledon Jul.2 Storm leaves men high and dry Jul.3 Serena advanced to Wimbledon final Jul.3 Injured Venus battles past Clijsters  The 23-year-old American needed extensive treatment in semifinal, but battled back to seal a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory Jul.4   Federer makes to Wimbledon final  Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3 to become Wimbledon's first Swiss finalist Jul.5   Serena claims Wimbledon glory  Serena Williams clinched her second straight crown with 4-6 6-4 6-2 victory over her sister Venus Jul.6   Federer wins Wimbledon  Roger Federer claims his first Grand Slam title with a demolition of Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 7-6 (7/3) Jul.6 Navratilova wins 20th Wimbledon title Jul.6 Clijsters and Sugiyama win doubles title Sep.17 Gunners upended Nov.25 5-goal Arsenal stun Inter Milan Dec.8 London halts to greet rugby heroes Dec.10 Arsenal win group over Lokomotiv



London, 2003 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Feb.17 Congestion charge cuts traffic levels  The scheme is seen as a huge political gamble by London Mayor Ken Livingstone Apr.9   Concorde services to end October  British Airways and Air France plan to stop the flights because they are not making enough money Sep.8 Security tight around arms fair
Oct.24   Last Concorde flights touch down  3 needle-nosed jets have touched down in London in a spectacular finale to the era of supersonic travel



London, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.7 Terror suspects, ricin seized
  6 terror suspects are being questioned by police after traces of ricin were discovered at a London address
Jan.8 French tip-off led to ricin 'lab'  French intelligence services provided the tip that led British authorities to arrest 6 men in a London apartment Jan.11 Ricin: police charge four Jan.19 Anti-terror police raid mosque Feb.11 Attack fears grow: London on alert Feb.13 Man with grenade held at Gatwick  Police have arrested a man at London's Airport after finding a live grenade in his luggage Mar.18 London arrests after bombs found Aug.8 Freed bombing convicts leave Saudi Oct.19   Plot to kill Putin foiled  2 men have been arrested by British anti-terrorist police in London over a plot to assassinate Russian President Nov.27 Police question al-Qaeda suspect



London, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.13 Queen recovers after knee surgery
Jan.14 Palestinians defy London talks ban  The Palestinians have taken part in the talks via video link . Sharon warned the UK not to trust Yasser Arafat Jan.19 Anti-terror police raid mosque Feb.15 Millions in peace protests
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Mar.18   Parliament backs Iraq war  Blair has won key support for a military campaign, despite a major rebellion in his Labour Party Jun.4   Weapons criticis blast Blair  Blair said that claims the government doctored a dossier on weapons of mass destruction were 'completely untrue' Jun.16 Inquiry into WMD claims
  Committee will focus attention on claims that Iraq had the capacity to launch a strike using WMD within 45 minutes
Jun.24   Putin arrives for UK state visit  President is to begin the first state visit to Britain by a Russian leader in more than 125 years Jul.14 UK praises Sharon's 'peace work' Aug.28   Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry  Prime Minister said that if a report accusing of sexing up intelligence had been true, it would have merited his resignation Aug.29 Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits Map of Downing Street United Kingdom
  Downing Street media chief said his resignation was not related to the Hutton inquiry
Nov.20   Mass anti-Bush protest
  Thousands have marched in protest against U.S. President policies on Iraq. 5,500 police were on duty
Dec.3 Queen visits Nigeria