Wednesday 18 December 1996
Field Marshal Lord Bramall, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, 73; Miss Frances Crook, director, Howard League for Penal Reform, 44; Mr Jules Dassin, film director, 84; Lt-Cdr Ian Fraser VC, 76; Mr Christopher Fry, playwright, 89; Pamela, Lady Harlech, journalist and producer, 62; Professor Michael Harrison, Vice-Chancellor, Wolverhampton University, 55; Mr Romeo LeBlanc, Governor-General of Canada, 69; Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse MP, 71; Lord MacLean, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 58; Lord Merlyn-Rees, former Home Secretary, 76; Mr Mohammed Ali, boxer, 53; Mr John Mott, former chairman, William Sindall, 70; Mr Albert Pacey, Director- General, National Criminal Intelligence Service, 58; Miss Annette Page, ballerina, 64; Dr Joyce Reynolds, historian, 78; Mr Keith Richard, guitarist with the Rolling Stones, 53; Lord Robens of Woldingham, former Coal Board and Vickers chairman, 86; Mr Steven Spielberg, film producer and director, 49; Sir Christopher Stuart-White, High Court judge, 63; Mr Joe Wade, former trade union leader, 77; The Right Rev Roy Williamson, Bishop of Southwark, 64.
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Kenya bus attack: Primary school head teacher plays dead to escape slaughter by Islamic extremists
Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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