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Poole: young, dynamic and smartly dressed, he presented a new face of the unions

Roger Poole: Trade union official whose impeccable public persona helped ambulance workers defeat the Tory government

Runner-up to the Today programme's Man of the Year, he was known for his skills in negotiating and communicating

Boris Johnson apologises after giving his wife a 'backie' on his bike on the streets of London

National cycling charity CTC said he 'should have known better'

Kalam in 2008: after his term of office he toured the country seeking to inspire young people

APJ Abdul Kalam: Physicist known as the father of India's missile programme who also served as the country's President

Known as the "People's President", he also co-designed a rugged tablet computer for health care in rural areas

Poole: with his fluent German, one of his feats was persuading the SS not to shoot one of his comrades

Lieutenant Norman Poole: The first Allied soldier to set foot in France on D-Day whose exploits helped seal the reputation of the SAS

By showing its versatility Poole helped to ensure a future for the SAS, but spoke of his adventure only in old age.

Chief Keef

Chief Keef's 'Stop the Violence' hologram performance shut down by police

The infamous rapper was raising money for the family of Dillan Harris, a 13-month-old child who was killed by a vehicle involved with a drive-by shooting

Rapper 50 Cent takes the oath as he appears in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, testifying in a lawsuit for a sex tape that was posted online. He recently filed for bankruptcy protection, reporting debts and assets in the range of $10 million to $50 million and called the voluntary Chapter 11 filing in a Connecticut bankruptcy court a

50 Cent ordered to pay $2m extra in damages to woman whose sex tape he leaked online

The rapper's bankruptcy plea has fallen on deaf ears among New York jurors

Hulk Hogan racism row: Brooke Hogan defends her father by writing poem arguing he isn't racist and he makes 'dark people' smile

Brooke Hogan has penned her own poem defending her father amid racism allegations

Gywneth Paltrow proposed that women seek out a special herbal steam-treatment service

Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle blog tells readers to urinate in the shower and have more sex to improve pelvic floor muscles

In a post on her lifestyle website Goop, she revealed to fans that they've been peeing wrong their whole lives

Turning back time: Cher in the cover-shoot for 'Love' magazine

Cher on the cover of Love magazine: Queen of chiffon and sequins is the ultimate fashion icon

Celebrities copy her, the designer Marc Jacobs is inspired by her – and next week, she'll be on the cover of the achingly hip 'Love' magazine. Fashion editor Alexander Fury salutes the camp, timeless style of Cherilyn Sarkisian

Pope Francis' approval ratings plummet in America ahead of his first visit to the country

His ratings particularly dropped amongst conservatives, possibly due to his recent teachings on inequality and climate change

Caitlyn Jenner accepts her Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY awards

Caitlyn Jenner speaks about suicidal thoughts during first episode of new show I Am Cait

Jenner picked up an award for courage at the ESPY Awards last week

Hove in 2005: he believed that the best way to get rid of dictators is to laugh at them

Chenjerai Hove: Novelist forced into exile from his native Zimbabwe who sought in his work to give a voice to the voiceless of Africa

From a compassionate literary observer, Hove developed into a cultural politician

The Duke: he kept a low profile in his later decades

The Duke of Fife: Aristocrat who renounced the playboy lifestyle to become a respected estate owner and cattle breeder

As Lord Carnegie and the Earl of Southesk, this great-grandson of Edward VII was a gift to the tabloids.

The Grease Band in 1971, left to right: Henry McCullough, Alan Spenner, Rowland and Neil Hubbard

Bruce Rowland: Musician who drummed for Joe Cocker at Woodstock then joined the folk-rock giants Fairport Convention

Rowland joined Fairport Convention during one of their most turbulent and fractious periods, when they were peering into the abyss

Garry Kasparov gestures to riot police at an anti-Putin march in Moscow in 2007

All mention of Russian chess legend and anti-Putin activist Garry Kasparov removed from history book

An entry about the chess legend was omitted from a book commemorating the 80th anniversary of Russian sports club Spartak

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