Tory former MP Ken Hargreaves dies

Tory former MP Ken Hargreaves has died aged 73.

Mr Hargreaves, who represented Hyndburn from 1983 to 1992, was a prominent Catholic and anti-abortion campaigner. Earlier this month Mr Hargreaves' service to the Catholic Church was recognised by the Pope with a Knighthood of St Gregory.

Fellow Conservative ex-MP Ann Widdecombe said: "Ken will be remembered with huge affection by friends and colleagues.

"He was a tireless campaigner for God and the unborn. No constituent was ever neglected no matter how trivial the problem. The trumpets will have sounded loudly on the other side."