25 December Christmas Day. Christmas number one announced as part of national chart on Radio One, 7pm.
1 January Austria takes over presidency of European Union.
1 January Honda 2006 and Peugeot 407 Coupe launch.
2 January Who runs Britain? BBC Radio 4, 6am-9am. Rundown of the 10 most powerful people in Britain.
3 January Whitbread Book Awards 2005. Category winners receive £5000; the Book of the Year wins a further £25,000.
10 January Brit Awards 2006 shortlist announced.
Diary data supplied by foresightonline.co.uk.