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  NIGHTMARE FUNERAL? No one likes funerals but have you had an especially bad experience? Did it cost far more that you expected? Were you poorly treated? Was it simply not the send-off your friend or relative deserved?   ITV are making a film investigating the funeral industry and we want
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        “The challenge in our industry is that our families have almost no idea what benefits they want, much less what they need. The obvious result is a focus on price.”     Lajos Szabo, US funeral director        
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  Posted by Richard Rawlinson   Back in the day, it was a given of the natural order that the decomposition of our remains made us part of the food chain. In the last few decades, the negative environmental impact of burial and cremation has become an ethical issue. Although
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  Evelyn noticed this masterpiece rolling round the web yesterday – on Imgur and Order of the Good Death more pictures here 
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  “Stick me in a binbag and put me out with the rubbish.” We hear this sentiment voiced so often these days, it’s reached the status of both cultural indicator and cliché. It is a very good way of aborting talk about death and its aftermath, and it is a gambit
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  Telly kapellmeister and all-round good egg Gareth Malone wants this at his:      
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   Posted by Richard Rawlinson   From 7 Up in 1964 to 56 Up today, this remarkable documentary series has been filming the same group of people for a biblical seven days of their lives every seven years for almost five decades. Catch 56 Up on ITV at 9pm this
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Posted by Evelyn- while the cat’s away…
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  In the US, funeral directors are required by law to give funeral shoppers a copy of their itemised General Price List (GPL). You can see an example here. A funeral director must also give you this price information over the phone. Time moves on, and the internet is now,
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  This blog is asserting its freedom to say and do whatever it likes by decamping to the seaside for a few days before heading to Scotland for the birth of a granddaughter.  During this time it is likely that normal service will suffer some dropout as the team here at