Sue Townsend fans allocated 1,000 seats at her funeral

Fans of Leicester author have been allocated 1,000 seats at her funeral next Friday. The service will be also be played on a large TV screen outside.

Extra parking available for Sue Townsend's funeral

Sue Townsend was best known for the Adrian Mole book series Credit: ITV News

Leicester City Council has made extra car parking spaces available for the funeral of author, Sue Townsend, which takes place on Friday.

The University of Leicester have made one of its car parks available to those attending the service at De Montfort Hall.

1000 seats have already been made available to the public for the funeral, which starts at 12.30pm when the doors open.

Proceedings will also be relayed live onto a large screen in the De Montfort Hall gardens so that anyone unable to get a seat in the hall will still be able to follow the service.

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Sue Townsend fans allocated 1,000 seats at her funeral

Sue Townsend died earlier this month Credit: Michael Crabtree/PA Archive

Fans of Leicester author Sue Townsend will be able to pay their respects at her funeral next Friday.

Around 1,000 seats have been set aside for members of the public at Leicester's De Montfort Hall, and the service will be relayed live onto a giant TV screen outside.

People are being asked not to give flowers, but to donate to two local good causes if they choose.

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