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As a young man, my colleague Leslie Fairweather, who has died aged 89, contracted TB and spent four years in hospital. Thereafter, as if to make up for that, he lived life to the full. He became an architect and editor,… Read more

Robin Spence, who has died aged 79, was a talented architect, whom I first met in 1958 at Cambridge University, where we both studied. After university, he travelled in the US, working for a period for the firm… Read more

In the 1990s Kosovo’s first president, Ibrahim Rugova, ended his news conferences every Friday with the words “God bless America and our western friends”. The phrase stuck with the public and the sentiment only grew… Read more

David Bernstein, who has died aged 80, was one of five young assistants who worked for the architect Patrick Hodgkinson on the design of the Brunswick Centre, near St Pancras station, London. The first large-scale… Read more