The funeral for the first sikh member of the House of Lords will take place later. Lord Tarsem King was a Sandwell councillor and became a life peer in 1999.
More than a thousand people are expected to attend.
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Rain, occasionally heavy, will clear around midday, then sunny intervals will develop during the afternoon. A windy morning with gales.
Wet and windy with a spell of heavy and squally rain crossing all parts. This will clear through the afternoon.
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