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- The funeral of one of the country's most charismatic union leaders takes place today and the Guardian is on the scene to bring you live updates.
- The funeral procession of Bow Crow, who died of a suspected heart attack aged 52 on March 11, will leave his home in Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, at midday.
- It will then make its way through High Street, Wanstead, and arrive at the City of London Crematorium at around 12.45pm.
- Stay with us for tributes for all the latest news, including tributes from those lining the streets.