If you haven’t considered them already, 2013 marks some big anniversaries, which might make useful article or short story idea generators:
Pride and Prejudice: It's the 200th anniversary of this novel’s publication.
The Queen: It’s 60 years since her coronation (she became Queen in 1952, but the coronation was in 1953).
Stock Exchange: It’s 40 years since women were allowed into the London Stock Exchange.
Football: The world’s oldest professional association football league is founded, 125 years ago.
James Bond: 60 years ago in April 1953, Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, is published.
Bouncing Bombs: It’s the 70th anniversary of the Dam Buster raids over Germany with the bouncing bomb.
Flowers: It’s 100 years since the first Chelsea Flower Show.
Sex: A very British Scandal - it’s 50 years since the John Profumo Affair.
Victoria: 175 years ago - the coronation of Queen Victoria.
Trains: It’s the 50th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery.
Concorde: Concorde made her last commercial flight ten years ago.
Dr?: The BBC broadcast the first episode of Dr Who, fifty years ago.
Ripper: 125 years ago, Jack The Ripper was on his killing spree.
Big Ben: It’s 90 years since the chimes of Big Ben were first broadcast on radio by the BBC.
That should keep you busy during 2013 researching those!