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No criminal charges will be brought in relation to the death of a two-year-old girl who was in a car that plunged into a Welsh river, police have said. Kiara Moore died after being recovered from a silver Mini in the River Teifi in Cardigan on March 19, just days…
Parents will be helped in their "darkest hours" by MP-backed moves to guarantee bereavement leave and pay for those who lose a child, the Commons has heard.Emotional scenes emerged in the chamber as the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, which aims to create a legal entitlement of at least…
A campaign is being launched to encourage people to talk about death in a bid to break the taboo of preparing for bereavement. The Co-op said it is holding the biggest ever survey into dying with the aim of engaging at least 20,000 adults over the next few weeks. Research…
There have been more than 10,000 "additional deaths" in England and Wales over the first few weeks of the year, experts have said. A new editorial published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) highlights that during the first seven weeks of 2018 there were 93,990 deaths in England and Wales,…
Philip Hammond has been urged to help grieving parents whose "lives are forever blighted in darkness" by establishing a children's funeral fund. Carolyn Harris (pictured) said such a fund was "the dignified, compassionate and sympathetic thing to do" to help parents struggling to pay for their child's funeral. The Chancellor…
Victims of the Northern Ireland Troubles are tired of their rights being used as a "bargaining chip" in the push to get a deal at Stormont, a campaigner has said. A number of groups representing relatives bereaved in different fatal incidents have taken to the streets of Belfast to call…
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and Cruse Bereavement Care have formed a strategic partnership to promote the benefits of counselling for people who struggle to cope following the death of someone close to them. The two organisations aim to improve access to quality counselling for bereaved people…
Too many seriously ill children and their families are still unable to access decent end of life care, with a "cruel postcode lottery" meaning many cannot decide where they die, charities have warned.Having to plan and prepare for a child's end of life care and death is the "most stressful,…
The grieving parents of children who have died will no longer have to pay burial or cremation fees, the Welsh Government has said. The Wales-wide move, coming into effect from Thursday, follows a campaign by Labour MP Carolyn Harris. Describing the announcement by Wales' first minister Carwyn Jones as "momentous",…
The challenges faced by children dealing with death or a bereavement in their family were discussed at a national conference hosted at the University of Chichester. Nearly 100 practitioners working with or supporting children facing life-shortening illnesses, their own death, or who have lost a relative attended the recent event.…
A mother bereaved in the Northern Ireland Troubles has penned a heartfelt open letter to the Government claiming victims are being forgotten amid the delay addressing the legacy of the conflict. Ann Service's son Brian, 35, was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries in north Belfast in October 1998 - six…
Helena Bonham Carter has narrated a new film on childhood bereavement for Children In Need. Saying Goodbye features the stories of a group of children and young people in the UK dealing with the terminal illness or death of a parent. The King's Speech actress said: "It's a privilege to…
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