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A former superintendent of a cemetery has admitted fraudulently mis-selling burial plots to grieving families in a "shocking" nine-year campaign. William Henderson stole thousands of pounds from the archdiocese that runs Edinburgh's Mount Vernon Cemetery by illegally selling forged burial deeds to vulnerable people when they were bereaved. His criminal…
Funeral poverty has reached an all-time high, as those who struggle to pay take on an average debt of almost £1,700, figures show. The average cost of a funeral has increased to £3,784 - an increase of 3% on last year - according to the Royal London National Funeral Cost…
A couple who dedicated their lives to helping bereaved families after the death of their son have won the lottery. Colin and Eithne Bell (pictured), who run a charity to assist those whose loved ones die overseas, have scooped £1 million in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker. The couple from…
More must be done to tackle the "taboo" subject of baby death, a charity has said. Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, said that while many members of the public are aware of the pain of baby loss, others still have no idea and it remains a taboo subject.…
McDonald's has apologised for "any upset" caused by its new television advert that a charity has said exploits child bereavement. The ad first screened on May 12 and shows a boy talking with his mother about his late father and wondering what they had in common. He is then shown…
Rio Ferdinand has been widely praised for giving a powerful account of losing his wife Rebecca to cancer and raising their three children without her. She died aged 34 in 2015, weeks after being diagnosed with the disease for a second time. As the BBC documentary was broadcast on Tuesday,…
Hundreds of people take their own lives each year in Wales, now an updated guide has been launched to help people who are bereaved through suicide and unexplained death, and for those helping them. The 'Help is at Hand Cymru' guide aims to help people who are unexpectedly bereaved in…
A third of bereaved people claim the quality of end of life care their loved one received jeopardised their happy memories of that person, a new poll has found. Charity Marie Curie said it was sad to see so many memories were "tainted" by poor care. Its poll of 1,155…
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