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Andrew Baker – drummed out   Some of you will not be surprised that the following story involves Andrew Baker. It doesn’t end with him, guilty or not. When it comes to the mis-selling of pre-need funeral products, we ain’t seen nothing yet. From the Gloucestershire Echo:  Andrew Baker, aged
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Mortonhall crematorium   From 1967 until last year, when a new manager was appointed and instituted a cleanup, Mortonhall crematorium, Edinburgh, has been telling parents that children who die antenatally or neonatally do not yield ashes when they are cremated. For an untold period the crematorium has been burying their
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  Producer-director Ben Anderson (the first undercover undertaker, back in the day) says this: “That Funeral Director on your local High Street that looks like a trustworthy and caring family run business probably isn’t…this is an unregulated world in desperate need of reform.” Fair comment? You can read the ITV
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Image   Anticipation is building in advance of ITV’s upcoming exposé of the funeral industry. We don’t have to tell you that the industry’s pulse is beating fast in anticipation of ITV’s upcoming shocker. Pre-emptive fury and sulphurous denunciation have already broken out in the comments columns of our blog,
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It’s billed as ‘an investigation into the unregulated world of the funeral industry, with some shocking undercover footage.’ From what we understand, it’s going to be that and more.  The ITV exposé of deplorable behind-the-scenes practices is set to send buy cialis australia online shockwaves through the industry, once again
Charles Cowling
  We had an enquiry the other day about simple funerals. Our enquirer had visited the website of a funeral director, surveyed the components of their simple funeral (as prescribed by the NAFD at 11.4), and reckoned it would do nicely. The cost was £1640. All our enquirer wanted on top
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Clement Freud arrives for his funeral   “Dispatches lifts the lid on the funeral industry. Using undercover filming, Jackie Long investigates what really happens to our loved ones when they die.” Monday June 25 at 8.00pm. Channel 4.  In certain districts of Funeralworld, fear stalks the streets. Cancel all other
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  Posted by Charles   Funeral shoppers are nervous shoppers. They are in unknown territory, they’ve got nothing to go by. Of all shoppers, funeral shoppers are the most likely, if they catch a glint or a whiff of anything negative about a funeral director, to rear up, eyes rolling,
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  A dead priest, buried in the grounds of the school he founded, is in danger of being dug up and moved so as not to be in the way of the school’s new owner. Father Jarzebowski, a Pole, bought the school in 1953 for fifty quid. There, he educated
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Here’s an extraordinary thing. A funeral director brings the wrong coffin to the crematorium. The crematorium staff spot that it’s the wrong coffin on arrival, and inform the funeral director.  So far, so banal. What happens next? The service goes ahead with the wrong coffin. At the conclusion thereof the