Jade McAndrew and Rachel Pollard, owners of homewares company Dead Ringer
Here are some the news stories you may have inadvertently missed in the last week.
In India, a man killed his girlfriend three days before his wedding (to someone else). Such was the stench of her decomposing body, he used 70 cans of perfume to disguise the smell. He was arrested on his honeymoon – http://bit.ly/1mAQBOq
As health experts strive to terrify us with the ‘finding’ that a glass of wine can give you galloping cancer, here’s the 107 year-old who proves them wrong – http://bit.ly/1SqcMos
One for the goths, a shop in Australia specialising in mortabilia – http://dailym.ai/1KPhlGq
A court in Belfast ruled that an unmarried partner is entitled to bereavement allowance – http://bit.ly/1KG82Zl
In India a post-mortem was performed by an ambulance driver. A relative of the dead person observed, “When we were putting the body in the ambulance, the head almost came off.” – http://bit.ly/1Kj8SLK
Dr Michael Irwin counselled ‘Simon’s Choice’ subject, Simon Binner, about assisted suicide – .http://bit.ly/1LoomJb Remarkable man, Dr Irwin. If you’ve never checked out his organisation, SOARS, it’s high time you did – http://bit.ly/1SqegPA
Here’s a man who says that a celebration of life is a denial of the reality of death. Take out the religious content, does he still have a point? – http://bit.ly/1Th7uuz
A man in Nigeria who neglected to marry his partner must now marry her corpse in order to enable her to be decently buried – http://bit.ly/1QAUkDK
A group of people in Farnborough hope to raise £5000 in order to convert a cemetery chapel into a columbarium – http://bit.ly/1KNhieh
Our friends at Flexmort have created this ingenious pop-up mortuary – http://bit.ly/1LooSqO
In the wake of the Mortonhall baby ashes scandal, Scotland looks like pulling back from licensing undertakers – http://bbc.in/1oBPP5h
In the US, SCI is losing market share. The GFG prays that nothing like this should befall its spawn in the UK: Dignity plc (hiss) – http://bit.ly/1SqfxpW
Finally, if you didn’t see it (it’s gruelling) you can still watch Simon’s Choice here – http://bbc.in/1XjDT3O
Have a great week.