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Presenter long associated with Radio 3’s classical music shows was known for his smooth delivery
Microsoft co-founder who was a billionaire philanthropist and sports team owner
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died yesterday at 65. He was a very reserved man, but a true enthusiast who lived a big life with curiosity and joy.
The eagerness with which Brackley tucked into the surnames of Italian football's peak years certainly added to the thrill of this rare, pre-YouTube glimpse into football beyond the English Channel (his son's classmates, one Brackley anecdote goes, used to greet him with cries of "Rrrrrravanelliiiii!") and it was a decade-long chapter of his career that he remained fond of.
The flair of Ray Galton, who died last week, lives on in a series of tragicomic characters
Producer and director behind Morecambe and Wise and other hit television comedy shows
Fielding, whose career spanned seven decades, appeared in Carry On Regardless and Carry On Screaming!
The political establishment needed a war-hero fetish object—and so it invented one
McCain’s political legacy should be largely that of someone who frequently and loudly toyed with doing the right thing and yet decided to do the other thing almost every single time, and who was a willing and active participant in the destruction of one country and helping the racist, authoritarian right rise in his own. What John McCain’s legacy will be, however, is the one crafted by the reporters and peers who loved him, who bought hook, line, and sinker that McCain was a different kind of politician, and not the fraud he actually was.