Banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller dies aged 101
Banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller has died at the age of 101 The former-presidential adviser died of congenital heart failure on Monday, a family spokesperson said Fraser Seitel, a spokesperson for the family, said the former chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Pocantico Hills, in New York state. Mr Rockefeller was the last surviving grandson…
Syria: 'How many more children have to die before Russia cares?'
Russia has vowed to continue its support of the Assad regime despite the deaths of at least 86 Syrian civilians in alleged chemical attacks The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said those killed in Tuesday's attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun included 30 children and 20 women Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said all the evidence points to the Syrian regime under President Bashar al-Assad…
'Let them see you cry': Rio Ferdinand on how he coped with telling his kids their mum had died
Rio Ferdinand has opened up about the pain of losing his wife to cancer - and how he hopes talking about his experience will help others The former footballer, now a single parent to his three children Lorenz, Tate and Tia, shared his story in a heartbreaking documentary Being Mum and Dad. The 38-year-old was seen breaking down in tears as he came to terms with losing wife Rebecca Ellison, who died at the age of just 34. He also revealed that although…
Boy, 10, killed in Topshop accident died after queue barrier fell on his head
The 10-year-old boy killed in an accident in a Topshop store died after a queue barrier fell on his head, causing him serious head injuries, an inquest has heard Kaden Reddick, from Reading, Berkshire, was at the shop in the town's Oracle shopping centre with his mother, siblings, and grandmother when the accident happened Thames Valley Police Detective Inspector Dave Turton said the incident happened as…
Russian whistleblower died of natural causes, coroner rules
A coroner has ruled a UK-based Russian whistleblower died of natural causes, but said he could not "completely eliminate all possibility" multi-millionaire Alexander Perepilichnyy was poisoned Mr Perepilichnyy collapsed and died while jogging near his home in Weybridge, Surrey, on November 10 2012 after spending the night with his mistress in Paris Coroner Nicholas Hilliard QC was examining whether the married businessman could have been murdered…
A portrait of the Prime Minister: what drives Theresa May?
It's her name on the battle-bus, on the election leaflets and on the placards that surround every speech that Theresa May makes. For the Tories, the Prime Minister is the prime asset of the party in this highly-personalised campaign. But what is it that drives Theresa May herself? Channel 4…
Woman dies after crash 'involving 20 vehicles' on A40 in Oxfordshire
A woman has been killed as around 20 vehicles were involved in a major crash when roads became treacherous due to thick fog. The A40 was closed in both directions due to the multi-vehicle crash, which stretched for more than half a mile near Witney in Oxfordshire, the ambulance service said.
Former RAF prisoner of war involved in the Great Escape dies, aged 101
A Second World War pilot who was involved in the Great Escape has died aged 101, according to an RAF charity In 1941, Jack Lyon’s bomber plane was struck by flak near Dusseldorf in Germany, the RAF Benevolent Fund said. All the crew survived the crash-landing, only to be captured by the Nazis and taken to prisoner of war camps. Mr Lyon, who was a flight lieutenant, ended up in the Stalag Luft III camp, where he was recruited by other prisoners to…
Why an orderly negotiated Brexit will live or die on March 12
It is playing out just as Olly Robbins - the civil servant negotiating Brexit for the Prime Minister - told his mates it would in that Brussels bar, as overheard by my ITV News colleague Angus Walker Because the PM has just said she will not put a reworked Brexit deal to MPs for a vote until March 12. Well actually she said "we will ensure that happens by March 12" - which probably means on March 12. And that in turn means…
Battle of Britain hero Maurice Mounsdon dies, aged 101
A Battle of Britain hero, who was one of the 3,000 RAF airmen who protected millions of Britons from Hitler's Luftwaffe, has died Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon was 101 when he passed away on Friday, his family said. But even to those closest to him, Maurice rarely spoke about his exploits. Speaking to ITV News, his nephew, Adrian Mounsdon said: "All the fuss that is being made about him now, I think he'd be rather embarrassed. He added: "I feel very proud an…
One simple chart shows how retail as we knew it is dying
Home products maker Procter & Gamble laid out in one simple bar chart just how huge the shift in retail is.