English singer/actress Dame Gracie Fields is set to be posthumously honoured with a statue in her home town of Rochdale in Greater Manchester.

A life-sized sculpture of Fields will be erected on The Butts, near Smith Street, and will include eight blue plaques commemorating important points in her life to create a Gracie heritage trail.

Meanwhile, an existing memorial on Molesworth Street will be refurbished.

The Paris Underground star died in 1979.