Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.



Mr Ernest Bradbury, writer and broadcaster, 75; The Hon Peter Brooke MP, Secretary of State for National Heritage, 60; Sir George Gardiner MP, 59; Mr David Glencross, chief executive, ITC, 58; Dr Rod Hackney, past President, RIBA, 52; Mr Takashi Ishihara, counsellor, Nissan Motor Co, 82; Mr Martin Lovett, musician and teacher, 67; Mr Maurice Lynn, assistant master, Westminster School, 43; Mrs Eleanor McLaughlin, former Lord Provost and Lord-Lieutenant of Edinburgh, 56; Air Vice-Marshal Charles Maughan, 71; Lord Mellish, former government minister, 81; Professor Neil Merritt, Vice-Chancellor, Portsmouth University, 55; Mr Peter O'Sullevan, racing commentator, 76; Sir Mark Prescott, racehorse trainer, 46; Mr Hugh Radcliffe, former chairman, Dun and Bradstreet, 83; Miss Miranda Richardson, actress, 36; Mr Ronald Searle, artist and cartoonist, 74; Lord Templeman, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 74; Miss Fatima Whitbread, javelin thrower, 33.