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Funeral for first Sikh member of the House of Lords

More than a thousand people have attended the funeral of the first Sikh member of the House of Lords.

Crowds gathered outside the funeral Credit: ITV News Central

The service for Lord Tarsem King was held in West Bromwich this morning.

He was a Sandwell councillor and became a life peer in 1999.

Paying their respects Credit: ITV News Central

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Bishop of Coventry to become a member of the House of Lords

Bishop of Coventry, Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth Credit: Coventry Diocese Website

The Right Reverend Dr. Christopher Cocksworth will become a member of the House of Lords.

The Bishop of Coventry will be introduced to the Upper House on Tuesday by the Bishop of Birmingham and the Bishop of Exeter. He will join 25 other Anglican bishops in the House of Lords.

In a statement, the Bishop said: "I greatly look forward to fulfilling the responsibilities of a member of the House of Lords and although my concern will be the good of the whole of society, I hope my contribution to the Lords will be of special value to the life of Coventry and Warwickshire."