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



Mr Jarvis Astaire, deputy chairman, Wembley Stadium, 70; Mr Richie Benaud, cricket commentator, 63; Sir Alfred Blake, former director of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, 78; Mr Melvyn Bragg, writer and television presenter, 54; Mr Richard Caborn MP, 50; Baroness Castle of Blackburn, former MP and MEP, 83; Lord Cullen of Ashbourne, a Lieutenant of the City of London, 81; Lord Donaldson of Lymington, former Master of the Rolls, 73; Mr Tony Greig, cricketer, 47; Dr Thor Heyerdahl, explorer and anthropologist, 79; Mr Tommy Lawton, footballer, 74; Mr David Maland, former High Master of Manchester Grammar School, 64; Miss Helen Wills Moody (Roark), former tennis player, 88; Admiral Sir Derek Reffell, former Governor of Gibraltar, 65; Sir William Stabb QC, former circuit judge, 80; Field Marshal Sir John Stanier, HM Constable of the Tower of London, 68; Mr Ernest Walton, physicist, 90.