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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Demonstrators will gather in Lincoln this morning to protest against proposed cuts to the city's local fire service.
Passengers have been warned to expect disruption on East Midlands Trains this weekend because of work on the main line into St Pancras.
A cold and mostly dry day, with wintry showers becoming more confined to coasts. Brisk winds, especially near coasts.