Friday 03 January 1997
Brigadier Sir John Anstey, former President, National Savings Committee, 90; Mr David Atherton, music director, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, 53; Mr John Bamborough, former Principal, Linacre College, Oxford, 76; Mr Michael Barratt, television presenter, 69; Mr Victor Borge, musician and comedian, 88; Mr Keith Brookman, General Secretary, Iron and Steel Trades Confederation, 59; Sir Robin Butler, Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, 59; Professor Sir Bryan Carsberg, Secretary General, International Accounting Standards Committee, 58; Mr Fran Cotton, former rugby international, 49; Sir Alastair Forbes, former judge, 89; Mr Mel Gibson, actor, 41; Mr Richard Hanbury- Tenison, Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent, 72; Sir Roy Harding, educationist, 73; Mr Robert Hughes MP, 64; Mr John Paul Jones, rock musician and producer, 51; Admiral Sir Michael Layard, former Second Sea Lord, Chief of Naval Personnel, 61; Miss Anya Linden (Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover), former ballerina, 64; Sir George Martin, chairman, AIR group, 70; Mr Eric Martlew MP, 48; Sir Carol Mather, former MP, 78; Mr Siegmund Nissel, former member of the Amadeus Quartet, 75; Sir John Riddell, former royal equerry, 63; Miss Eirlys Roberts, former deputy director, Consumers' Association, 86; Mr Graham Ross Russell, chairman, Securities Institute, 63; Mr Robert Steedman, architect, 68; Mr Matthew Taylor MP, 34; Mr John Thaw, actor, 55; Mr David Vine, BBC sports commentator, 61.
- 1 Reyhaneh Jabbari: Iran due to execute woman for murder of her alleged attempted rapist
- 2 Expert urges cat lovers to own just one animal each
- 4 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
- 5 British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
Isis an hour away from Baghdad - with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
The Aral Sea: Nasa pictures show how what was once the fourth largest lake in the world has become almost completely dry
British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
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