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Farewell to a D-Day hero from Sussex

He was a hero in life and now Fred Milward has been given a hero's farewell.

Fred parachuted into France on D-Day and was the last survivor of a daring raid which probably saved the lives of thousands of soldiers - who were storming the Normandy beaches.

His funeral took place in Hastings.

We speak to his son Richard Milward and daughter Wendy Wells, and to historian Andy Saunders.

Remembering Leroy: Hundreds gather to say goodbye to Reading man

Family and friends of a Reading man who died in police custody have gathered for his funeral.

Leroy Junior Medford was arrested and taken to Loddon Valley Police station. He was then admitted to hospital because he was a diabetic but later taken back to the police station. His body was found in his cell the following day.

The independent police complaints commission is now holding an investigation into what happened.

Heather Edwards has more.

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Funeral for Reading man who died in police custody

Leroy Junior Medford

Family and friends of a Reading man who died in police custody have gathered for his funeral.

Leroy Junior Medford was arrested and taken to Loddon Valley Police station.

He was then admitted to hospital because he was a diabetic but later taken back to the police station.

His body was found in his cell the following day.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is now holding an investigation into what happened.

As Heather Edwards reports.

Heather spoke to Marilyn Medford-Hawkins, sister of Leroy Junior Medford and Rev Billy Fenning from All Nations Christian Centre.

Elvis fan gets send off fit for the King

Pallbearers dressed as Elvis. Credit: Rafael Learmonth

A rock and roll fan got a send off fit for the King at an Elvis Presley themed funeral.

It was a fitting send off for Elvis fan Frank Kerr Credit: Rafael Learmonth

Mourners decided to give Elvis fan Frank Kerr the memorable service at Vinter's Park Crematorium at Maidstone in Kent.

The 64-year-old from Five Oak Green, near Tonbridge, passed away on June 14.

Final journey for Sussex biker

He was a gentle giant and today scores of his biker friends took him on his final journey through Sussex. Barry Flood, known as 'Bear', died after he suffered a brain injury in a motorbike accident.

In true biker-style, his coffin was carried behind a Harley Davidson trike - much to the surprise of passers-by. Charlotte Wilkins speaks to friends Ian Dorian and Peter Saunders.

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Hundreds pay their final respects to the 'Queen Mother of the Isle of Wight'

Today, hundreds of people - including actors and comedians - paid their final respects to Gloria Minghella who died at the age of 83.

The much-loved islander founded Minghella's Ice cream with her husband Edward in 1950.

And she was mother to the famous film director Anthony Minghella. She also received an MBE from the Queen in 2007 for her services to the community. From Ryde, Richard Slee reports.

Minghella's daughters express grief ahead of funeral

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