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Writer's funeral at city cathedral; took SHE BROUGHT Liverpool to life.

COMEDY writer Carla Lane's funeral will be held at Liverpool Cathedral.

The Bread and The Liver Birds creator died aged 87 at a nursing home in Mossley Hill on May 31.

Friends and family will pay tribute to the writer in a service in the Lady Chapel of the Anglican cathedral on Thursday, June 9. Millions of viewers tuned into some of her biggest hit shows in the 1970s and 1980s, including Bread and The Liver Birds, both set in Liverpool.

Her talent made her a household name, and one of Britain's most successful and highly paid TV scriptwriters.

She was also known for her support for animal welfare charities, including the Carla Lane Animals in Need Sanctuary which she ran.

The non-profit organisation rescues abandoned and ill-treated animals, and took on her name in 2013.

Carla's family said in a statement that donations "if desired" could be made to the animal welfare charity, and asked for no flowers.

Any donations should be addressed to Carla Lane Animals in Need C/O B Jenkins & Sons, Family Undertakers, 4 Church Road North, Liverpool, L15 6TF.

Friends at the charity paid tribute to the "very talented and famous lady" who "took the time to provide and care for abused and abandoned animals".

They added: "All her friends at the sanctuary will miss her greatly but her name and memory will live on in all we do."

Her family said on the day she died: "With heavy hearts we said goodbye to our darling Carla today.

"But with smiles on our faces we also take this opportunity to reflect on her incredible achievements, all of which make us so unbelievably proud to be part of her family.

"We were very lucky that her quick wit, determination and passion brought Liverpool to life on screen for others to share."

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