A funeral service was held in London for Bertram ''Jimmy'' James, one of the few British prisoners to avoid being executed for joining in the ''great escape'' from a German prison in World War II. James, who was 92, died on January 18 in Ludlow in northern England.
Princess Diana's family solemnly marked the 10th anniversary of her death on Friday, with her younger son eulogising her as ''the best mother in the world''. The bishop of London used his sermon to call for an end to the sniping between Diana's fans and detractors, and a priest who has led an annual memorial said it may now be time to let go.
Britain's Treasury chief, Gordon Brown, on Tuesday will call on Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) countries to boost oil production and demand coordinated international action to stabilise the world oil market. The price of unleaded petrol in some areas of Britain has nudged past £1 (R11,63) per litre.
Gerry Fitt, a leader of Catholic nationalists in Northern Ireland and a fierce critic of the Irish Republican Army, died on Friday, his family said. He was 79. The cause of death was not announced, but he had a history of heart disease and had been in declining health for months.