Britain’s (and most of Europe’s) clocks go back an hour at 0100 GMT (0200 British Summer Time) on Sunday 31 October.
Details of the UK General Election on 7 May 2015.
St George’s Day, celebrated on 23 April, is the feast day of England’s patron saint.
6 February 2012 marks the sixtieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne of the United Kingdom, its Colonies (now known as Overseas Territories), and the other Dominions in the Commonwealth.
Easter Sunday is the day when Christians celebrate Jesus of Nazareth’s resurrection from the dead – and when chocolate manufacturers look forward to their biggest profits of the year.
Britain goes to the polls on 5 May 2011 to decide whether to embrace a more representative voting system. You can take part – if you register in time.