Bruce Russell obituary | Art

My friend and fellow artist Bruce Russell, who has died aged 76, was one of the most original and admired abstract artists of the 1970s and 80s. His paintings will be remembered... Read more »

Sam Webb obituary | Register

Sam Webb was vilified, ridiculed and most importantly ignored in 50 years of campaigning to persuade governments to make council tower blocks safer. Talking to the Today programme on the morning after... Read more »

Alan Smith obituary | Art

My dad, Alan Smith, who has died after a heart attack aged 81, was an artist, designer and bon vivant at the heart of the “swinging London” scene of the 1960s, before... Read more »

Alastair Putt obituary | Classical music

My friend and colleague Alastair Putt, who has died aged 39, was a highly accomplished and respected composer, singer and guitarist. He performed internationally with many leading vocal ensembles, and his compositions... Read more »

Sam Webb obituary | Architecture

When he was aged six, Sam Webb accompanied his father to the grounds of the Tate gallery in London, to see an exhibition of prototype factory-built homes that gleamed with promise for... Read more »

Tony Hunt obituary | Engineering

If it had not been for Tony Hunt’s formidable skills as a structural engineer, the story of British architecture over the past half-century, from the refined elegance of the steel-and-glass temple that... Read more »

Etta Khwaja obituary | Education

Like many of the Windrush generation, my mother, Etta Khwaja, who has died aged 88, went to Britain to train to be a nurse. She became a deputy headteacher and a long-serving... Read more »

Nicholas Wheeler Robinson obituary | Teaching

My father, Nicholas Wheeler Robinson, who has died aged 85, was a teacher and headteacher who, after taking early retirement in his early 50s, organised and provided space for musical and artistic... Read more »

Bob Thomas obituary | Couriers/delivery industry

My friend and former boss Bob Thomas, who has died aged 83, was an innovative figure in the UK freight and parcels industry who in 1971 bought a 75% share in the... Read more »

John Marston obituary | Engineering

My father, John Marston, who has died aged 87, was a dynamic and inspiring businessman, civil engineer, adventuring sailor and longstanding educational governor. His drive was always to find ways for individuals... Read more »