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  Sung as Maeve Binchy’s coffin was taken from the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey. Lyric in English and Gaelic here
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  Here’s one of those nimby stories that cause funeral directors such headaches. The setting is suburban Horsham, Sussex. A mother who recently cured her phobia of coffins has shared her fears about the establishment of a funeral directors near her home. Katie Lee, 37, said she was ‘gob smacked’ by
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Advertisement for Tulipan condoms   A story that’s been doing the rounds of local newspapers has made it to today’s Telegraph. Dear reader, what is it about this tale of alleged mundane office sexual shenanigans which elevates it to the status of juicy newsworthiness? Skye Knight, 38, alleged that Billy
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  The following is by Matthew Parris in his Times column (£). A nice little snapshot of a typical modern British funeral. I went on Friday to the funeral of my dear and (very) old friend Barbara Carrington, my landlady once. It was a humanist funeral: beautiful, simple, unsentimental, with
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  Fred Phelps Jr offers his interpretation of the shootings at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Tweeted on August 5th at 6.40 pm.  
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  Posted by Richard Rawlinson, our funeral music correspondent.   It’s 1974, there are three day weeks in Britain due to fuel shortages, and, across the Pond, President Richard Nixon is resigning over the Watergate scandal. And the radio soundtrack to these troubled times includes some of the cheesiest treatments of death in