Doreen Lawrence, who has campaigned tirelessly for justice following the racist murder of her son Stephen, is to receive a seat in the House of Lords in a new peerages list.
The 60-year-old will be confirmed as a baroness when the list is published, which is expected to be tomorrow.
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