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Seve funeral on Wednesday

The regional government of Cantabria has announced that the funeral of Seve Ballesteros will take place at 1pm on Wednesday at the San Pedro parish church in his home village of Pedrena near Santander.

"Seve will be cremated at a ceremony that will be as intimate as possible and at a place that nobody will know," the Ballesteros family were quoted as saying. "That was his express wish. His ashes will remain at his estate, at his home in Pedrena."

The golfer's brother Baldomero said in the report: "The funeral rites will be as simple as those for any neighbour from the village. He was born here and here he will remain."

PA Media