DETAILS for the funeral of former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown have been released, including a public venue.

The service is set to take place on Thursday (January 10), starting at noon.

Only close family and friends who have received an invitation are being allowed to attend the actual church ceremony.

However, members of the public are able to attend Norton Sub Hamdon Village Hall where the remembrance will be shown on a video link.

A spokesman for Yeovil Liberal Democrats added: "There will be additional memorial events taking place at a later date within the constituency, and likely a service in London."

Details are yet to be confirmed for these events.