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Respected court reporter passes away following illness

The Island’s leading judiciary figures have been paying tribute to a local reporter who had been a staple on the courtrooms press bench for the past 40 years.

Esther Richmond passed away earlier this week following a recent illness.

Described as one of the Island’s real characters Esther worked for the papers, providing court reports for 3FM also.

His Honour the Deemster Doyle counted Esther as a personal friend and thanked her for the contribution she made to the Island.

Former news editor Paul Speller said she was the hardest working reporter he ever met:

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