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Charles Kennedy's funeral to take place on Friday

Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy, who died a week ago. Credit: PA

The funeral of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy will take place on Friday, his family has announced.

The 55-year-old, who lost his seat in Parliament at the general election, died a week ago after suffering a major hemorrhage following a long battle with alcoholism.

His funeral will take place at noon at St John's Church in Caol, near his Fort William home and the site where both his parents were laid to rest.

Large crowds are expected to gather for the service, after which his body will be buried at Clunes, Achnacarry.

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