The sister of a pregnant woman from Leicester who died in a crash in the city last month have asked people to wear bright colours to her funeral today.
Family and friends will pay their respects to 22-year-old Paige Jackson at the crematorium on Groby Road in Leicester at 11am.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral of a woman who died after being hit by a car in Leicester three week ago.
The family of Paige Jackson say they want today to be a colourful celebration of her life, to reflect her vibrant personality.
The 22-year-old dancer, who was due to give birth in May, was killed in a road collision on Saffron Lane.
An appeal to raise three thousand pounds for her funeral reached its target in just three days – complete strangers from Australia and America donated to the fund.
Her family have described Paige as their “beautiful princess” who was loved by everyone who knew her.
A remarkable search is under way to reunite families with long lost relatives. Remarkable because those relatives are long since dead.
A Midlands funeral director is trying to match more than 150 urns of unclaimed ashes with their living descendants. Andy Bevan reports.
Birmingham funeral director, Phil Painter, has appealed directly to families who have lost relatives more than five years ago to make sure they have collected their ashes.
150 sets have been left unclaimed at branches of William H. Painter in South Yardley, Chelmsley Wood, Castle Bromwich, Knowle, Solihull and Kings Heath.
_"We're keen to stress this isn't about recently bereaved families or those who have asked us to keep ashes on their behalf, perhaps, until they too die. This is about ashes that have been left unclaimed for years." _Phil told ITV News Central.
Those who believe that the unclaimed ashes of a relative may be currently held by William H. Painter should contact them on 0121 706 1291.
A funeral directors in the Midlands is appealing for families to collect the ashes of relatives that have been left unclaimed at branches across Birmingham.
William H. Painter, has launched an appeal to find the next of kin for 150 unclaimed sets of ashes that have been stored for at least five years or more.
The oldest set of ashes that remain unclaimed were cremated in 1953.
Around 50 people gathered at Grantham Museum to watch today's funeral service for Margaret Thatcher.
Others watched the ceremony in the privacy of their own home.
At Baroness Thatcher's former school, lessons came to a halt so the class of 2013 could see their famous ex-pupil laid to rest.
Peter Bearne reports.
Children at Margaret Thatcher's old primary school in Grantham watch the funeral. A big screen has been put up in the classroom at Huntingtower Community Primary School.
As the hearse arrived at St Clement Danes, the coffin was taken into the church, ready to be transferred to a gun carriage to be taken to St Paul's.