THE funeral of the former Pontypool and Torfaen MP Leo Abse will take place in St Gabriel's Church, Clomendy Road, Cwmbran on Friday, August 29 at 11am.

Mr Abse died peacefully on August 19 at Charing Cross Hospital in London.

After the service, to be conducted by Reverend Father Michael Phillips and Rabbi Dr Sidney Brichto, there will be a cremation at Gwent Crematorium.