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Funeral on Lewis for aid worker Linda Norgrove

Linda Norgrove
Image caption Linda Norgrove was born in Sutherland and brought up on the Western Isles

A funeral is to be held on the Western Isles for aid worker Linda Norgrove who died during a rescue attempt in Afghanistan.

Sutherland-born Ms Norgrove grew up on Lewis where the service will be held at Uig Community Centre on Tuesday.

She was taken hostage on 26 September and died during the US-led rescue on 8 October.

Three local staff who were seized with her in Kunar province were released unharmed.

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