LATEST NEWS 2016 in pictures 1 min LATEST NEWS 2016 in pictures 1 min As if you could forget... Added on 31.12.16 By Emily Baker on 31.12.16 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Email LinkedIn As if you could forget... By Emily Baker on 31.12.16 JANUARY The year had a sombre start, as we lost two of our brightest stars from the worlds of music and film. Daisy Buchanan remembered the love lessons she learnt from Alan Rickman in Sense and Sensibility, while three writers reflected on how David Bowie shaped their lives. FEBRUARY Kesha's legal battle against the man accused of sexually assaulting her came to a head in February. The singer lost her injunction against producer Dr Luke, meaning she would have to carry on recording her music with him. MARCH After a long battle the tampon tax was finally scrapped. Marisa Bate was happy, but reminded us all that it's not the end of the battle. Elsewhere, Kim Kardashian's naked selfie caused a Twitter storm and the Brexit debate started to heat up. APRIL We lost both Victoria Wood and Prince in April, but it wasn't all bad news. The Queen turned 90, the Hillsborough Justice Campaign won and Beyonce released her seminal album, Lemonade. MAY The ridiculousness of 2016 began to take hold in May, when a woman was sent home from work for wearing flat shoes. The Met Ball also saw 2016's most prominent celebs squeezed into uncomfortable dresses. JUNE Brexit came to fruition as Britain voted to leave the European Union. What followed was months of negotiations, an increase in hate crimes and protests. JULY Following David Cameron's post-Brexit resignation, Theresa May became our new Prime Minister. The media responded by analysing her shoes. AUGUST The Rio Olympics dominated the news. While the papers were predicatbly sexist, we celebrated the amazing female athletes winning medals including Jess Ennis-Hill, Caster Semenya, Laura Trott, Simone Biles and Fu Yuanhui. SEPTEMBER After seven series it was announced that The Great British Bake Off was to leave the BBC, much to Lauren Bravo's despair. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton trounced Trump in the Presidential debates and Brangelina's split symbolised the end of love as we know it. OCTOBER While Ched Evans was found not guilty of rape and the media attacked Prince Harry's new girlfriend Meghan Markle, we turned to America for news of the presidential election. We ended up wishing Michelle Obama was in the running. NOVEMBER In what seemed like the most depressing month all year, Donald Trump won the US election – a result that will affect women and people of colour the most. Gaby Hinsliff and Sali Hughes reminded us that all is not lost. DECEMBER December looked more hopeful, as the evacuation of Aleppo went underway. Then Berlin suffered a terror attack and Andy Murray's Sports Personality of the Year marked 10 years since a woman won the award. Please 2017, be a little kinder?