Friday 21 February 1997
King Harald V of Norway, 60; Sir John Bourn, Comptroller and Auditor General, 63; Professor Ruth Bowden, anatomist, 82; Mr Simon Coombs MP, 50; Miss Jilly Cooper, author and journalist, 60; M Hubert de Givenchy, fashion designer, 70; Mr Michael Deakin, documentary film maker, 58; Mr Leslie Durbin, silversmith, 84; Dame Janet Fookes MP, 61; Sir John Goulden, UK Permanent Representative, North Atlantic Council, 56; Mr Carron Greig, company chairman, 72; Sir Michael Grylls MP, 63; Sir Conrad Heron, former senior civil servant, 81; Sir Reginald Hibbert, former ambassador to France, 75; Sir John McGregor Hill, former chairman, British Nuclear Fuels, 76; Lord Hunter, a former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 84; Mr Peter McEnery, actor, 57; Mr Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, 73; Professor Sir Rupert Myers, scientist, 76; General Sir Robert Pascoe, former Adjutant-General, 65; Sir Ashley Ponsonby, former Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, 76; Professor John Prescott, principal, Wye College, 60; Lt-Gen Sir John Richards, former Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, 70; Mr Alan Rickman, actor, 51; Professor Frederick Rimmer, Emeritus Professor of Music, Glasgow University, 83; Miss Nina Simone, singer, 63; Mr Richard Turner-Warwick, surgeon and urologist, 72; Professor Leslie Wagner, Principal and Chief Executive, Leeds Metropolitan University, 54; Mr David Wood, actor and playwright, 53.
- 1 Morgan Freeman on the riot-focused coverage of the Baltimore protests: 'F**k the media'
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 Length of pregnancy can vary by up to five weeks, scientists discover
Boston Marathon runner's search for mystery man she kissed ends with letter from his wife
Saudi Arabia's King Salman sacks senior aide for 'slapping' a journalist behind him live on TV
Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy
Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
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