Bernie Nolan is to be buried alongside the ashes of her stillborn baby daughter Katie.

Her sister Maureen revealed that Bernie planned all the details of her funeral during her three-year battle with cancer.

Although the baby is buried in the children's area of the cemetery, Bernie's sisters are arranging the paperwork so that she can be laid to rest beside her daughter.

Maureen Nolan told The Sun: "It is what Bernie wanted - to finally be with her baby."

Coleen Nolan also discussed her sister's funeral, saying that it will be a celebration of Bernie’s life rather than a morbid affair.

She said: "Bernie had planned every last moment of it. I remember saying to her once, 'Aren't you scared?'. 'No, not at all', she replied."

Coleen added that the funeral will include music, readings by family members and a letter written by Bernie.

It will take place in the Grand Theatre in the Nolan's hometown of Blackpool, where Bernie performed as lead singer of The Nolans.

Bernie Nolan died from breast cancer on July 4. She was 52.