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Image caption Julia Sawalha, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley after the service. Dame June Whitfield's funeral has been held in West Sussex, with many of her friends and co-stars in attendance. Absolutely Fabulous actress Jennifer Saunders was among them, as was Joanna Lumley, who said the service was "touching beyond words". Julia Sawalha, who also acted with Dame June in the BBC comedy series, said it was "everything she would have wanted". Roy Hudd, Gyles Brandreth and Nerys Hughes also paid their respects to the actress, who died aged 93 in December. Image caption Flowers adorned Dame June's wicker casket. Family and friends were asked to wear bright colours for the service at All Hallows Church in Tillington, near Petworth. Full story

18 January