In Northern England:
- 28th June 2012: heavy rainfall caused floods over Tyneside, Northumberland and County Durham.
- July: 2012 Olympics football played at St James' Park, Newcastle (6 of the matches in the mens & 3 in the women's tournaments).
- 2nd July 2012: Tynemouth Station officially reopened by Princess Anne following a major restoration.
- 29th August 2012: the ladform sculpture Northumberlandia was officially opened by Princess Anne.
More events: 2012 Timeline