Rock superstar David Bowie who shot to fame in the early seventies with his alter ego album, The Rise and Fall Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. He went on to combine singing with a successful acting career, making his debut in 1976 with The Man Who Fell to Earth
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Archie Street Salford Corrie
Alf Kirvin, aged 74, who lives in Archie Street, Salford in Lancashire. The street inspired the setting of television soap opera Coronation Street, and designers reproduced it in the tv studios. * Archie Street is due to be demolished under a re-development scheme, when more than 250-acres of the city's dockland area will make way for 4, 000 new homes.
A Halo surrounds the Angel of the North near Gateshead during the eclipse as watchers on the ground enjoyed a spectacular experience as the partial eclipse took form. *14/10/03: The company which built the statue was put into administration threatening scores of job losses. Administrators called in by Hartlepool Fabrication said 38 redundancies would be made immediately, but there were hopes of finding a new buyer to save the remaining 55 jobs. Derek Simpson, general secretary of Amicus, said the statue, sited off the A1 near Gateshead, would now become a monument to the "wilful destruction" of British manufacturing.