15th February - Louise Summers encounters her estranged husband, Sean Kennedy, for the first time in years. (First appearance of Sean Kennedy)
16th February - Russ Owen saves Nicole Owen from being raped by Andy Holt. Mel Burton drugs Andy and ties him up but a drugged Andy escapes. In the chase, Andy is impaled on a sharp pole and is killed. (Final appearance of Andy Holt)
17th July - Mel and Sophie Burton meet the new owners of their home, the Valentine family. (First appearances of Calvin, Sonny and Sasha Valentine)
20th July - Diane Valentine is killed after being struck by a van by Jake Dean. Jake panics and flees the scene. Foz arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
25th July - Jake Dean confesses to the hit-and-run on Diane Valentine. He is charged with causing death by dangerous driving, attempting to pervert the course of justice, failing to stop at an accident and failing to report an accident.
7th September - The mystery stalker is revealed to be Sam Owen, who holds his sister, Nicole, hostage in the flat.
8th September - Sam Owen sets The Dog in the Pond alight after throwing petrol over the pub, and dropping the lighter upon having a glass smashed on his head by Calvin Valentine, causing an explosion. Sam hits O.B. in the head with a plank of wood to stop him from saving Sophie Burton. O.B. is later saved whilst Sam is killed after being crushed by rubble when the ceiling caves in, having been left to die by his brother, Russ. Joe Spencer and Olivia Johnson are killed in a second explosion, Mel Burton dies of her injuries in the fire, and Sophie later dies of smoke inhalation in Russ's arms. (Final appearances of Sam, Joe, Olivia, Mel & Sophie)
18th September - Sam Owen and Mel and Sophie Burton's funerals take place.
25th September - Carrie, Rob and Nicole Owen leave the village. Ben Davies is arrested on the suspicion of the murder of Kay Price. (Final appearances of Carrie and Rob, last appearance of Nicole until 2007)
26th September - Jacqui McQueen surprises her family when she arrives in the village suddenly, having been released from prison a week early. (First appearance of the character)
28th September - Justin Burton viciously attacks Kris Fisher, and is arrested.
2nd October - Justin Burton proposes to Becca Dean, who accepts.
20th December - Becca Dean is found guilty of engaging in sexual activity with a minor and is sentenced to up to two years imprisonment. She goes into labour after the sentencing.
21st December - Becca Dean gives birth to her and Justin Burton's son. (First appearance of Charlie Dean)
27th December - Clare Cunningham tricks Max Cunningham into believing that Tom Cunningham has fallen into a lake. Max, weakened after having his medication tampered by Clare, begins drowning as Clare watches on. O.B. arrives suddenly and floors Clare with a punch before getting Max out of the lake. Clare is later arrested for attempted murder.