Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
  Bill Curbishley, manager of totemic Who drummer Keith Moon, has received an invitation from the London Olympics committee. They want Moon to play at the closing ceremony.  Curbishley said: “I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who’s anthemic line ‘I hope I
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  Germany is a world leader in crematorium technology, but its crematoria are finding it hard to cope with some of its XXL citizens:  The crematorium employee in the western German town of Hamelin took a last look at the coffin before pushing it inside the furnace. This was the
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    Posted by Charles   Marvellous news from last Wednesday’s Telegraph:  The Duke Street consortium, which includes Babson Capital Europe and Metric Capital Partners, has acquired LM Funerals from Sovereign Capital, a buy-out firm focused on investing in small companies. LM Funerals is the third largest funeral company in Britain,
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Walk of Witness, Castle Cary   Posted by Charles   Over at the Heart of Mopsus blog, here,  the Rector of Swanvale Halt took part in an Easter Friday Walk of Witness and reflected as follows:   Christians insist on publicly remembering a single, immensely violent event on a sunny
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    Posted by Charles   In a decorous piece of invective in last Friday’s Daily Telegraph, Damian Thompson analyses the way people express grief today, and why:   A few weeks after the murders of the schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002, I stood in Soham parish