Hotline: Barry Pritchard has died

Barry Pritchard, the one-time agency planning director and founder of the Inter-Agency Yacht Race that raised thousands of pounds for charity, has died after a heart attack.

Pritchard was a former planning chief of GGT before forming The Planning Partnership. His funeral will be held on Monday 18 January at the West London Crematorium, Kensal Green, at 2.30pm. No flowers but donations to Helen and Douglas House, Britain's first children's hospice and the yacht race's favoured charity.