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Sue Townsend fans allocated 1,000 seats at her funeral

Fans of Leicester author have been allocated 1,000 seats at her funeral next Friday. The service will be also be played on a large TV screen outside.

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Sue Townsend fans allocated 1,000 seats at her funeral

Sue Townsend died earlier this month Credit: Michael Crabtree/PA Archive

Fans of Leicester author Sue Townsend will be able to pay their respects at her funeral next Friday.

Around 1,000 seats have been set aside for members of the public at Leicester's De Montfort Hall, and the service will be relayed live onto a giant TV screen outside.

People are being asked not to give flowers, but to donate to two local good causes if they choose.

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