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Have You Discussed Your Will With Family?

No one wants to have difficult conversations like what you want to happen after you die, but it’s important to make your wishes known to friends and family – and it’s important to make sure that you have a will in place so that you can rest assured that your…...

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Karl Lagerfeld Chose Direct Cremation

The fashion world went into mourning earlier this month when Karl Lagerfeld’s death was announced. The fashion designer, who had been creative director for Chanel since 1983, passed away at the age of 85 on 19 February 2019. As thousands came out to pay tribute to one of the most…...

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Emiliano Sala Laid To Rest With Intimate Cremation Service

Footballer Emiliano Sala has finally been laid to rest at a private cremation, following his untimely death last month. The 28-year-old died while travelling from Nantes to Cardiff after signing for the Welsh side, when the plane he was aboard crashed into the English Channel. He had been sold for…...

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Do You Think Funerals Should Be Solemn Or Joyous Affairs?

Whether you decide to have an affordable cremation or a full funeral service for a loved one – or even for yourself, if you’re going down the pre-paid funeral route – it’s certainly worth thinking about whether you want the ceremony to be a solemn occasion (as tradition would perhaps…...

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Personalisation ‘Increasingly Popular’ For Funerals

No one likes to think about their own impending death and it can be a very tough conversation to have with loved ones, but sitting down to work out how you want your funeral to go and actually planning it out can really help those you leave behind at what…...

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Probate Application Online Service Now Expanded

There may well come a time in the future when you find yourself having to sort out probate, the term used to describe the processes required in dealing with the estate (property, money and possessions) of someone who has died. Before the executor of the estate (as named in the…...

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UK Deaths ‘Peak In Second Week Of January’

The second week of January is when more people will die in the UK than at any other time of the year, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows. Sharing the ONS research, the Independent noted that the main reasons for the spike in deaths at this time…...

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Drivers Reminded To Not Drink And Drive To Cut No Of Christmas Fatalities

Christmas can be a really joyous time of the year for many people, but for some, it is the saddest. As people all around the country join together to see their friends and family, it is a stark reminder for those who have lost loved ones that they can’t. And…...

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Would You Know How To Start Making A Will?

Nobody likes to think about dying and what will happen to friends and family once they’re no longer around – but it’s something that absolutely must be done, especially if you do have dependents whose lives would be dramatically changed if you suddenly weren’t around. That’s why making a will…...

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Government Confirms Paid Parental Leave

From 2020, parents and primary carers will be entitled to two weeks of paid bereavement leave in the event that their child dies. The government is introducing the policy under the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act, with Personnel Today noting that the people eligible to take paid leave if…...

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