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Thousands to say farewell to comedy legend

Sir Ken Dodd's funeral will be at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. Credit: pa

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Liverpool later to say a final farewell to one of the city's most famous sons Sir Ken Dodd.

The civic leaders and colleagues from the world of showbuisness will join Sir Ken's family and friends for his funeral at the Anglican Cathedral.

The cortege is expected leave from his home in Knotty Ash.

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Sir Ken Dodd's widow 'very touched and very moved' by tributes

The long-time partner of Sir Ken Dodd has thanked his fans and supporters for their show of love following the comedy legend's death.

Lady Anne Dodd was by Sir Ken's side for forty years. The pair married just two days before he passed away at the age of 90.

Since then, his home in Knotty Ash has become a temporary shrine, where people have left flowers, messages, and even tickling sticks.

His funeral will take place in Liverpool on Wednesday, and will be streamed on big screens for those who can't get inside the Cathedral:

'I have lost a most wonderful husband': tribute to Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd's partner of 40 years has paid tribute to him as a "life-enhancing and brilliant comedian".

Anne Jones wed the comedian at their home in Liverpool, just a few days before his death at the age of 90.

Speaking outside the home they shared today, she said she's been "overwhelmed" by the love and affection shown to him:

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Doddy tickled pink by market memories

Comedian Ken Dodd has officially re-opened St John's Market in Liverpool. The building had been closed since June for a £2m facelift. Doddy spent much of his childhood there and even had his first ever business cards printed at the market when he entered showbusiness at the age of 14.

Ken Dodd joins Liverpool's walk of fame

Comedy legend Ken Dodd will add his name to the People's path at Liverpool Cathedral today. The funny man from Knotty Ash will join a host of other local stars with an inscribed brick in the walkway.

Kenn Dodd Credit: PA Images

Ken was chosen to join other famous personalities important to the city he will join the likes of Howard Kendal and Kenny Dalglish who became Peoples Path legends in October 2014.

Calling all dancers, Ken Dodd wants YOU!

Comedian Ken Dodd wants dancers for a world record attempt Credit: PA

Two charities in Liverpool are aiming to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest ever chorus line. Homeless and housing charity the Whitechapel Centre and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital’s R Charity are looking to recruit 2,000 people to high-kick their way into the record books.

They're aiming to beat the current world record which stands at 1,628 dancers and they've enlisted the help of funnyman Ken Dodd in their search for record breakers. Event organiser, Sylvia Lewis of the Whitechapel Centre, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a new world record.

The chorus line will dance it's way through St John’s Gardens on Sunday 12 October. You can find more information on their website