THE funeral of Lord Doug Hoyle will take place next week.

The former Warrington MP and chairman of Warrington Wolves died at the weekend, aged 98.

It has been confirmed his funeral will take place next week, on Friday, April 19.

It will start at 12.30pm at St Paul’s CE Church, Railway Road, Adlington, Lancashire PR6 9QZ.

The family have requested no flowers but donations are welcome for the Warrington Youth Zone or People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).

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He won the famous Warrington by-election for Labour in 1981 and served until 1997 when he moved to the Lords.

He served there until retiring last summer, aged 97.

He was also chairman of Warrington Wolves from 1999 to 2009, a huge fan of rugby league, he was still seen at home games. He would later become president.