London:-

The funeral of former BBC DJ and Crackerjack presenter Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart is under way in his hometown. The service for the 74-year-old, who died earlier this month a few days after having a stroke, is being held at St Peter’s Church in Bournemouth. Stewart’s broadcasting career spanned more than five decades, including many years on Radio 1 and Radio 2. Fellow DJ Mike Read and actress and singer Anita Harris are among the congregation.–BBC

The service, which is being led by the Reverend Dr Ian Terry, includes the hymns Amazing Grace and Lord Of The Dance, as well as the song You’ll Never Walk Alone.BBC