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Pre-paid Funeral Plans

Posted Sat 06 Oct 2012

None of us like to think about the fact that we are not going to be here for ever, and people don’t want to talk about funerals, but how do you think your family would cope if they were suddenly left with a big and possibly unexpected funeral bill. Funeral costs have risen above the rate of inflation. In 2006 the average cost of a funeral was £2225.00 and by 2011 this had risen to £3368.00. It is anticipated that if they continue to rise at this rate, in only four years the average cost of a funeral will be £5,000.

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Undercover Reporting

Posted Thu 27 Sep 2012

During the summer you may recall the programme aired on the television about the Co-operative funeral service and the practices that go on in some of their funeral homes. I was away on holiday when this programme was aired so was not aware of the content, although I heard an awful lot about it. I did eventually watch it on iplayer, some weeks later. It did not do the funeral industry any good, and most certainly raised concern with families.

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Sir Jimmy Savile’s headstone unveiled

Posted Sun 23 Sep 2012

Last year I wrote about the death of Sir Jimmy Savile - Here are the details about his headstone.

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Green, Woodland or Natural burials

Posted Sun 23 Sep 2012

A Woodland or Natural burial offers you or the person who has died, the chance to have a final resting place, where peace and tranquillity, go hand in hand, with the continuous changing colours of the seasons.

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Neil Armstrong 1930 – 2012

Posted Fri 14 Sep 2012

The first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong has died at the age of 82 years.

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Final Act

Posted Fri 14 Sep 2012

The final tribute for someone who has died and been buried is to place a headstone on their grave.

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