Opinion: For Your Diary

7 June: Children's Laureate announced UK.

For the first time, the title has been branded, by major sponsors Waterstone's. The post is awarded every two years and carries a bursary of £15K. Anthony Browne has held the post since 2009.

10 June: Download Festival Donington Park, Leicestershire.

The rock and metal festival sees Def Leppard, System Of A Down and Linkin Park headline. The festival runs until 12 June.

11 June: Le Mans 24 Hour race Le Mans, France.

The annual motor race extravaganza.

14 June: Royal Ascot Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

Europe's most prestigious and best-attended race meeting kicks off and runs until 18 June.

20 June: Wimbledon tennis championship begins Wimbledon, London.

Reigning men's champion Rafael Nadal opens the tournament, which concludes on 3 July.

23 June: Dixon Retail full-year preliminary results.

Full-year preliminary results for the group that owns brands such as Currys, PC World and Dixons.co.uk.

24 June: Glastonbury Festival, Somerset.

Headliners this year are U2, Coldplay and Beyonce. The festival runs until 26 June.

29 June: Passenger Focus national passenger survey UK.

The spring national passenger survey, a biannual picture of passenger satisfaction with rail travel, is published.

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