When funeral director John Walker died, he left instructions on how to go out in style...
John had spent more than 25 years helping bereaved families in Carlisle, but was determined that his final journey would be a memorable one for his friends and family.
Paul Crone reports:
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Carlisle this afternoon for the funeral of Jordan Watson.
The 14-year-old was found dead in Upperby Cemetery last month. Three men have been charged with his murder.
His funeral took place at Upperby's St John's Church, with his coffin - bearing the crest and images of Liverpool Football Club, the team Jordan supported - arriving at the church in a horse-drawn carriage.
Many of those paying their respects were children who'd finished school early so they could attend the service.
Jordan, who lived on Carlisle's Ridley Road, is being laid to rest in Upperby Cemetery.
The funeral of Carlisle schoolboy Jordan Watson is taking place today.
Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the service at St John's Church in Upperby at 1pm.
The 14-year-old was found dead in Upperby Cemetery last month. The discovery of his body sparked a murder investigation and three men have been charged with his murder.
The funeral of a former leader of the Scottish Conservatives, David McLetchie, is taking place today. The Lothian MSP died last week from cancer at the age of 61.
First Minister Alex Salmond, along with politicians from all parties, are expected to attend a service in Edinburgh.
Alex Fergusson, the Tory MSP for Galloway and Upper Nithsdale, was a close friend of Mr McLetchie. He will pay tribute to him during the ceremony .
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore is also expected to attend the service.
Mr McLetchie was a lawyer before being elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999. He was the first Scottish Tory leader of the devolution era.
Prime Minister David Cameron paid tribute to him last week, describing him as "one of Scottish politics most formidable intellects and finest debaters".
The funeral of Joe Hendry, Leader of Carlisle City Council was held in the City today.
The man who led Labour back into power after a 13 year absence died last week aged 67.
Andy Burn reports:
The funeral of Joe Hendry, Leader of Carlisle City Council, was held this lunchtime.
Mourners lined the route of the civic procession through the town to say their goodbyes to the councillor, who died at last week at the age of 67.
Andy Burn was there:
A Civic Funeral will be held for the Leader of Carlisle City Council later today.
Joe Hendry died last week in hospital surrounded by his family.
The service, at Our Lady and St Joseph's Church is open to the public.
The Penrith and the Border MP has been giving his recollections of the former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher.
Rory Stewart was among the 2,000 strong congregation who attended her funeral in St Paul's Cathedral.
He described the service to Helen Ford:
The MP for Penrith and the Border has been giving his recollections of Baroness Thatcher.
Conservative member Rory Stewart was among the congregation at the former Prime Minister's funeral in St Paul's Cathedral.
He described the service to Helen Ford.
The funeral of Baroness Thatcher divided opinion in many areas, the former Prime Minister remaining as divisive in death as she was in life.
A debate about Mrs Thatcher's legacy that was meant to take place in the Scottish Parliament today was postponed after complaints over the insensitive timing of it.
John Bevir reports: