Legendary crooner Barry Manilow stopped over in Braintree at the weekend during his travels for his UK tour.

The international superstar had a cheese omelette at Braintree’s White Hart Hotel, drank coffee in the Horse and Groom, in Rayne Road, and ate fish and chips at the Duke of Wellington in Hatfield Peverel.

Eagle-eyed fans even spotted him wandering through the town centre in the sun.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times - out tomorrow - for the full story and pics of him with his fans.