UNDERTAKER John Taylor spent the day his wife Alethea disappeared arranging a funeral, Worcester Crown Court heard.

Witnesses told the court this morning how Taylor "seemed his normal self" on the day of the vanishing.

The court heard how Taylor was in contact with two Leominster florists over arrangements for a funeral at Yarpole the following day, and cancelled the delivery of a kitchen unit to the house in the town that he was renovating because of that funeral.

Alethea Taylor vanished without trace from her home in Orleton on January 19 last year.

John Taylor denies her murder.

The trial continues.