This year also saw the show break the Guinness World Record for longest on-screen kiss, with a kiss scene between Ben Davies and Ellie Hunter last three minutes and fifteen seconds, a record which wouldn't be beat until eleven years later.
25th October - Lisa Hunter begins receiving abusive text messages from an unknown stalker. Beth, Sue and Andy Morgan move to France. (Final appearance of the characters) Barry Newton's friend Eli hangs himself. Ten year old Barry discovers his body.
5th November - The Dean family throw a bonfire night party, which ends with a fight between Jake Dean and Dan, after Dan catches Jake flirting with his sister, Lisa. (First appearance of Frankie, Johnno, Craig and Jake)
14th November - Jamie Nash is killed when the van a group of them are travelling crashes due to a landslide. Theo Sankofa dies after falling from the back of the van and down a mountain. (Final appearances of the characters)
10th December - After her split from Max Cunningham, Anna Green leaves the village with her son, Charlie. (Final appearance of the characters)
23rd December - When Mandy Richardson refuses to move to South Africa with her, Laura Burns knocks her unconscious by smashing a bottle over her head and kidnapping her. Laura attempts to kill herself and Mandy by poisoning herself and Mandy, but Mandy manages to throw a paperweight through the window, catching the attention of Tony Hutchinson, Adam Morgan and Max Cunningham. Laura is arrested and Mandy is taken to hospital. (Final appearance of Laura)