The funeral of the MP Paul Goggins takes place at St John's, Salford at midday. It is a public service.
The funeral of the MP Paul Goggins takes place in Salford at midday today. He was taken ill suddenly when he was out running. His family have asked for no flowers but for people to donate to one of three charities- Cafod, The Cardinal Hulme Centre and Leukaemia Lymphoma Research.
Ashton-Under-Lyne based Dr Kailash Chand OBE passed the 100,000 signatures mark making it eligible to be debated in the House of Commons. He and Stalybride and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds will put the petition before the backbench business committee and request a debate.
This could mean the Government discussing dropping the bill before the bill itself is even put before Parliament. Dr Chand will be informed before the end of the day as to whether his E-Petition has been successful.
Important day for G.Manchester Dr @kailashchandobe as a decision is made on whether his #DropTheBill E-Petition is debated in Westminster.
Calls for the government to drop controversial health reforms could force a parliamentary debate. Dr Kailash Chand OBE from Ashton-under-Lyne has gathered massive support after launching an e-petition.
The future of the government's NHS bill could be debated in parliament, after an e-petition was set up by Ashton-Under-Lyne GP Kailash Chand. A decision is expected today, after the petition gained over a 160,000 thousand signatures, making it one of the biggest e-petitions ever.