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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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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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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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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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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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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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Average Funeral Funding Help Just £983

It’s perhaps not something that you like to think about, but have you considered just how you might meet the costs of a funeral of a loved one if they didn’t have any pre-arranged payment plan in place? Chances are, given that the average cost of a full funeral these…...

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Funeral Trends For 2018

When it comes to death, changes to ritual are slow on the up-take, but with the likes of direct cremation on the rise, we are really seeing the attitude to saying goodbye to our loved ones change rapidly in the modern world. When we talk about ‘trends’ in funerals, we’re…...

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97% Don’t Want Lavish Funerals, Report Reveals

New research has revealed that the vast majority of us – 97 per cent, in fact – aren’t keen on the idea of having a lavish funeral, with 47 per cent preferring the idea of a direct cremation (which costs just £1,712 on average). SunLife’s Cost of Dying 2018 report…...

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