Friday 14 May 1999
Miss Francesca Annis, actress, 54; Mr Richard Balfe, MEP, 55; Miss Hazel Blears MP, 43; Mr Chay Blyth, yachtsman, 59; Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Buchanan, 74; Mr Denis Cannan, playwright, 80; Mr Phil Drabble, television commentator, 85; Mr Michael Fallon MP, 47; Baroness Hogg, editor and economist, 53; Mr Peter Kirsten, cricketer, 44; Lord McAlpine of West Green, former director, Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons, 57; Mr Edward Newman, MEP, 46; Canon John Oates, Rector, St Bride's, Fleet Street, 69; Mr Robert A. Parker, water- colour artist, 73; Miss Sian Phillips, actress, 65; Mr David Pugh, theatre producer, 40; Sir Peregrine Rhodes, former diplomat, 74; Sir Adam Ridley, Chairman of Trustees, Equitas Group, 57; Sir Leslie Sharp, former Chief Constable, Strathclyde, 63; Mrs Patricia Turner, former trade union leader, 72; Mr Bob Woolmer, cricketer, 50.
And why are 'southern' ways of speaking spreading north?
Arts & Ents blogs
The 50 Best Christmas songs: Bells continue to ring for the Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York'
Stall talk: The arcane rules of chit-chat that take place in the gents'
Paul Walker: Fast and Furious cast release video tribute to late star
Nymphomaniac trailer shown to children at screening of Disney film Frozen
The top gay icons (straight up!)
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Nelson Mandela life story: An unconquerable spirit
- 3 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 From 'terrorist' to tea with the Queen
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