Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had been suffering from cancer, died yesterday "in her husband's arms", her agent has announced.
The owner of Oxo has praised Lynda Bellingham - the former star of the brand's popular adverts - following her death aged 66.
In a statement, Premier Foods said Bellingham had been loved by audiences of all ages for her rule as mother in the long-running ad series, which ended in 1999.
The company expressed its sympathy and condolences to Bellingham's family and said: "We salute her courage in her final days."
12,000 tonnes of straw have been destroyed in a fire in Sleaford near Linconshire.
Dramatic video footage was captured by Twin Focus Photography.
Soul singer Joss Stone and guitar veteran Jeff Beck have teamed up to record the official poppy appeal single for this year.
The track, which will be released on November 3, is a revamped version of the song No Man's Land (Green Fields Of France), which was originally written by Scottish folk musician Eric Bogle in 1976.
A video for the single, which includes a gospel choir, has been filmed outside the Tower of London with an installation of hundreds of thousands of ceramic poppies created to mark the 100th anniversary of the conflict, as the backdrop.
The husband of X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has accepted substantial undisclosed privacy damages over a "very upsetting" magazine article about his family life.
Businessman Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini, who married the 31-year-old singer in July, brought proceedings for invasion of privacy against National Magazine Company Ltd, publisher of Reveal magazine.
The article detailed his childhood, his life in France where he was brought up and made public information about his father and late mother.
Mr Fernandez-Versini's solicitor, Callum Galbraith, told Judge Richard Parkes that the "deeply intrusive" article was very upsetting for his client.
The publisher accepted that it invaded his privacy, apologised and agreed to pay substantial damages and his legal costs.
Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after a 42-day period with no new cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
The announcement eases fears that the disease could have spread to one of Africa's most densely-populated areas.
WHO Director General Dr Margaret Chan said on Sunday that the appearance of the virus in Lagos would have been "the worst nightmare scenario anyone could imagine".
She said the nation's innovative polio campaign, which uses satellite technologies to track population, had been re-purposed to aid the fight against Ebola.
Last week, the WHO announced that Senegal was Ebola-free, but the pace of the outbreak continues to quicken in the three worst-hit countries.
The man who played Lynda Bellingham's husband in the famous Oxo ads has paid tribute to his former on-screen wife after her death, saying: "Lynda never left the room quietly."
Michael Redfern, the "Oxo dad", told BBC News that Bellingham was liked by everyone on set.
Asked why the public had taken her to their hearts, he said: "She was just normal - she was like the lady next door, or the wife or your mother."