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News John Noakes was discovered in a strawberry field

The broadcaster's wife alerted the police after the 81-year-old, who has Alzheimers, disappeared as temperatures hit 35C in Spain

Phil Knight, co-founder and chairman of Nike, owns a stake in the company worth $22.3bn

The 77-year-old's business and marketing skills were key to the decades of success the company has enjoyed

Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde, second left, pictured with his band mates

Exclusive: Futureheads frontman tells The Independent how becoming involved with shop had 'hugely positive impact' on his mental health

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Julie Burchill is mourning the loss of her son

The columnist confirmed his death on Facebook

Look who's back: Shia LaBeouf in fresh controversy after leaving new comedy Rock the Kasbah

'America! America!'

Pop princess Katy Perry had offered the sisters $10m cash

The singer wants women to be comfortable celebrating their financial success

People celebrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the ruling in favor of same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 in Washington, DC

'The only bad part about it was I couldn’t go out and peek at it myself'

Emilia Clarke

The Mother Of Dragons told Jimmy Kimmel she adopted the accent to avoid being recognised when she was buying an air conditioner

Kim Kardashian has recently 'written' a book about her life in selfies

The reality TV star discussed racism, objectification, selfies and feminism during her hotly anticipated appearance

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon delivers a speech at Tynecastle Stadium, in Edinburgh, on Tuesday

Sturgeon was considered to be 'both the power broker and the influencer'


The comic says she finds falling over 'the funniest thing in the world'.

Ben Affleck with his wife Jennifer Garner

The pair were portrayed as an example of 'human' relationships in Hollywood


Stephen Hawking and Arianna Huffington also asked questions about the future of science and technology

Iggy Azalea and musician Britney Spears attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards
Iggy Azalea
Shia LaBeouf
John Oliver
Rihanna speaks on stage during the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California
BET awards 2015
Lewis Hamilton
Michelle Watts was found dead at her Stirlingshire home
Michelle Watt
President Obama interviewed David Attenborough in the White House
President Obama
Miliband was mistaken for Nick Clegg in Holborn
Ed Miliband
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden react after a heckler was removed for their extended interruption (Reuters)
President Obama
Bobbi Kristina Brown at the premiere of Sparkle
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Nick Clegg appears on LBC Radio
Nick Clegg
Rick Ross
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Judi Spiers presenting Pebble Mill (YouTube) before moving to BBC Radio Devon
Judi Spiers
P Diddy
Titchmarsh compares himself to Mole in Wind in the Willows: 'A man of the soil, rather shy and sometimes solitary'
Alan Titchmarsh
Because it wouldn’t be Glastonbury without people kicking off about the headline acts, a petition has already been launched to stop Kanye West performing on the Saturday night
Kanye West
Don Featherstone, creator of the original plastic pink flamingo, sits surrounded by his work
Donald Featherstone
Would Sean Combs, now nearly as famous as a businessman as he is for rapping, do a worse job running a bank than the bankers?
P Diddy
Nigel Short

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