Dr Peter Williams
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Charity chief with a mission to transform medical research

Peter Williams, physician and administrator, 1925-2014

Sir Peter Hall
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Sir Peter Hall, man who conceived M25

Pre-eminent UK urban planner of his generation dies, age 82

Stephanie Gray leaving do.

Stephanie Gray, Financial Times stalwart

Editor on world news and New Zealander trusted by Maori activists

Former Riba president MacCormac dies

Architect’s final years blighted by row over BBC headquarters

Wall Street legend ‘Ace’ Greenberg dies

Ex-Bear Stearns chief ‘epitomised the American dream’

Died on Saturday night (19), in Salvador, engineer and founder of the Odebrecht Group, Norberto Odebrecht. Born in Recife, Pernambuco, he graduated from the Polytechnic School of Bahia, and in 1944, founded the Odebrecht Group, which spread about 60 countries.The entrepreneur was 93 and was admitted to the Cardio Pulmonary Hospital. The time and date of the funeral has not yet been informed.

Engineer whose vision helped build Brazil

Norberto Odebrecht, construction executive, 1920-2014

John Blundell, free-market thinker

Devotee of Hayek seldom missed an opportunity to spread free-market word

Karl Albrecht, Aldi co-founder

Low-cost model spawned one of world’s largest retailing operations

Master manager who loved God and golf

Alistair Hanna, consultant and crusader, 1945-2014

Nadine Gordimer: Nobel winning author

South African writer used her books to attack apartheid

Heir who relented after muckraking

Richard Mellon Scaife, publisher and political donor, 1932-2014

Supermodel industry pioneer dies at 92

Eileen Ford an indomitable force who defined modelling

Anthony Curtis, biographer and playwright

Former literary editor and mainstay of FT books pages dies aged 88

Real Madrid great Di Stefano dies

Player helped Spanish side to five successive European Cups

Ex-Georgia president Shevardnadze dies

Last Soviet foreign minister helped end Cold War

Musician whose songs put body into soul

Bobby Womack, Singer-songwriter, 1944-2014

Trader who tapped Tehran to power China

Yang Qinglong, energy broker, 1951-2014

Ex-US senator Howard Baker dies aged 88

Moderate Republican was a master of political manoeuvring

Obituary: Norman Willis

Former TUC leader led the movement during the turbulent period of the miners’ strike

Felix Dennis, the improbable magazine entrepreneur

Oz editor who built up a £500m transatlantic fortune

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