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Stars Come Out In Full Force At Love Islander’s Funeral

Reality TV stars were in abundance at the funeral of Love Islander Mike Thalassitis last week, after the young man tragically passed away. The 26-year-old former Love Island celebrity was found dead in a wood near his house in mid-March. The Metropolitan Police confirmed his death on March 16th, releasing…...

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Brits ‘Not Comfortable Talking About Death’

We all know that death is a part of life, but for many of us it seems it’s an uncomfortable topic to discuss and one that a lot of people shy away from. New research from financial services firm LifeSearch has found that many people in the UK avoid talking…...

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Have You Considered Bereavement Counselling?

Everyone deals with the death of a loved one differently but everyone, no matter how they choose to handle their grief, will need to talk about it to someone at some point. For some people, sitting down with a close friend or relative over a cup of tea can prove…...

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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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