Coverage from Denise Robertson's funeral

Denise Robertson.
Denise Robertson.

A sad day, and one so many people want to be part of.

We're providing live coverage from the day as the North East and the whole country says goodbye to Denise Robertson.

Her funeral starts today at 1pm at Sunderland Minster, with famous faces joining the thousands who will be saying their final farewells.

Follow it here, and feel free to leave your tributes below.