Funeral director Alison Pople stole £14k charity donations – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2016 in burials and cremation, charities, fraud, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, theft by Mark L

‘A funeral director who stole money donated by grieving families to charities in memory of their loved ones has been handed a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2016

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Baby ashes scandal prompts new crematoria laws – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2016 in bereavement, bills, burials and cremation, children, families, inquiries, news by sally

‘New crematoria rules are being drafted after families were denied their baby’s ashes, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2016

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Retired company director fined and reprimanded for destroying his own mother’s grave – Daily Telegraph

‘A retired company director has paid £4,500 in costs after being reprimanded by a judge for vandalising his own mother’s gravestone with a hammer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2016

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Odd laws you may unknowingly break – BBC News

‘An 800-year-old dress code banning women from taking off their hats may finally be overturned later in Norfolk. But what other old-fashioned, or just plain strange, rules are in place around England?’

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BBC News, 31st May 2016

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Stonehenge druid King Arthur resurrects remains battle – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in burials and cremation, interpretation, judicial review, monuments, news by sally

‘A senior druid has vowed to seek a judicial review over a government decision allowing ancient human remains from Stonehenge to be kept in a museum.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2015

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Siblings of different faiths in high court row over mother’s funeral – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2015 in bereavement, burials and cremation, Church of England, families, Judaism, news by sally

‘A brother and sister who follow different faiths have gone to the high court to settle a dispute over how to conduct their mother’s funeral.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2015

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Legal threat in Shropshire baby ashes scandal – BBC News

‘Lawyers representing families in the baby ashes scandal have said they are to take legal action against Shropshire Council.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2015

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Cheryl James Deepcut death: Soldier’s body is exhumed – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2015 in armed forces, burials and cremation, inquests, news by tracey

‘The body of an 18-year-old soldier found dead at Deepcut Barracks has been exhumed, ahead of a new inquest into her death.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2015

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Bereaved to benefit from action on cremation and coroner services – Ministry of Justice

‘Bereaved families will be the focus of proposed new cremation rules and a review of out-of-hours coroner services announced today by Justice Minister Caroline Dinenage.’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th July 2015

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Baby ashes consultation to go ahead, minister confirms – BBC News

‘A consultation about baby cremations in England and Wales will take place later this year, Justice Minister Caroline Dinenage has said.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2015

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Woman who sold her ex-husband’s grave space without his knowledge has to pay him £4,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in burials and cremation, compensation, divorce, fraud, married persons, news by sally

‘A woman who sold her ex-husband’s graveyard plot after forging his signature has been ordered to pay him more than £4,000.’
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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2015

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Woman jailed for hiding son’s cremation from ex-husband – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2015 in burials and cremation, compensation, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “vindictive and spiteful” woman who filled in false paperwork to stop her ex-husband attending their son’s cremation has been jailed for four months.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2015

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Shrewsbury ‘lost baby ashes’ probe finds 60 cases – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2015 in burials and cremation, children, inquiries, news by sally

‘At least 60 families have been affected by a crematorium’s failure to return the ashes of dead babies to bereaved parents, an inquiry has found.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2015

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Deepcut soldier Cheryl James’ family in body exhumation plea – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, burials and cremation, inquests, news, young persons by sally

‘Lawyers for the family of a soldier who died at Deepcut Barracks have asked a judge to request her body’s exhumation.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2014

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Who, what, why: What can and can’t you put on headstones? – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2014 in burials and cremation, Church of England, news, regulations by sally

‘A priest has allegedly asked a grieving family to remove a headstone from a churchyard because of an “inappropriate” inscription. But what is and isn’t allowed, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2014

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Richard III legal challenge lands taxpayer with £175,000 legal bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2014 in burials and cremation, costs, judicial review, news, royal family by sally

‘Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, criticises a legal bid by distant relatives of King Richard III, whose remains were found buried under a council car park in Leicester.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2014

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Richard III: fairness and public interest litigation – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Some 527 years after his death, Richard III’s skeleton was found beneath a car park in Leicester. The Plantagenet Alliance, a campaigning organisation representing a group of collateral descendants, sought judicial review of the decision taken by the Secretary of State to exhume and re-inter the monarch in Leicester Cathedral without consulting them and a wide audience.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th May 2014

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Richard III and Chagossian judicial review claims all dismissed – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The facts of this application for judicial review were set out in David Hart QC’s post on the original permission hearing. To recap briefly, the Plantagenet Alliance, a campaigning organisation representing a group of collateral descendants of Richard III were given the go ahead to seek judicial review of the decision taken by the respondents – the Secretary of State, Leicester Council and Leicester University, regarding his re-interment at Leicester Cathedral without consulting them. More specifically, the claimant’s main case was that there was an obligation, principally on the part of the Ministry of Justice, to revisit or reconsider the licence once the remains had been conclusively identified as those of Richard III.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd May 2014

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People’s burial wishes should be registered to avoid arguments, say legal experts – The Independent

Posted May 27th, 2014 in burials and cremation, news, wills by sally

‘Whether it’s wanting to be buried in a biodegradable coffin, having your ashes scattered over Anfield, or being laid to rest in a royal crypt, most of us have strong feelings about what happens to our bodies after death. Now legal experts are proposing to make those wishes legally binding for the first time.’

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The Independent, 25th May 2014

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Richard III court reburial bid fails – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in burials and cremation, judicial review, news, royal family by sally

‘Distant relatives of King Richard III have lost their High Court battle over where his remains should be reburied.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2014

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