Thursday 12 December 1996
Miss Tracy Austin, tennis player, 36; Mr Lionel Blair, dancer and entertainer, 65; Maj-Gen Sir Rupert Brazier-Creagh, former Director of Staff Duties, War Office, 87; Mr Will Carling, England rugby player, 31; Miss Denise Coffey, actress, director and writer, 60; Mr Jasper Conran, fashion designer, 37; Mr Kenneth Cranham, actor, 52; The Hon Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody MP, 66; Mr William Ebbert, chairman and managing director, Vauxhall Motors, 54; Miss Connie Francis, singer, 58; Mr Roy Grantham, former national secretary, Apex, 70; Air Commodore Dame Felicity Hill, former Director, WRAAF, 81; Dr Philip Ledger, Principal, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 59; Mr Christopher Mullin MP, 49; Mr Frank Sinatra, singer and actor, 81; Mr Clive Thornton, chairman, Gabriel Communications, 67; The Right Rev John Wakeling, former Bishop of Southwell, 78; Miss Dionne Warwick, singer, 55.
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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