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Monday, 29 February 2016

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In Wales a car crashed into a funeral procession killing the horse that was pulling the hearse – http://bit.ly/1QHl2Av

The CDAS newsletter is out, full of good things. If you’re not already a subscriber, sign up – http://bit.ly/1LO2aZf

Dead women are being dug up in China to be corpse brides for dead bachelors – http://bit.ly/1oHItNv  This inspired London fashionista to include a corpse bride installation in her recent show – http://dailym.ai/1OHGoq0

Cremation is now legal in Greece. Our brothers and sisters in crematoria are intrigued by this cremator – http://bit.ly/1T3AmYt

Over the last 5 years 1.2 million people have taken out payday loans to cover the cost of a funeral, a total of £576 million – http://bit.ly/1TLnF4x

A discussion about funeral sex here – http://bit.ly/1QlRx5a

Sharp-eyed viewers of Happy Valley saw strangled Amelia Bullmore blink on the mortuary table – http://bit.ly/215TnZO

The C of E can repulse civil celebrants, says the Church Times – http://bit.ly/1VMGvGx  Letter from civil celebrant here – http://bit.ly/21DcOv6

Old people who lose a partner are being fed antidepressants – http://bit.ly/1KPD8Ov

Kenya has a problem with necrophiliac mortuary workers – http://bit.ly/1oITP3Q

Good article by Rosie Inman-Cook of the NDC here – http://bit.ly/1RhL5eu

Disruptive startups are bringing the French funerals business up to date – http://bit.ly/20PFuyC

Finally, in the US people are tending to go to visitations and skip the funeral. Has the British memorial service something to learn from this sort of less structured, drop-in event? http://bit.ly/1VMFmih

That’s it. Have a great week.

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