Zane Gbangbola: Landfill concerns raised before flood death – BBC News

‘Concerns were raised in 2010 over a former landfill site which later became the focus of a dispute over a seven-year-old’s death, it has emerged.’

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BBC news, 22nd November 2021

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Divorce can feel like a death, but what happens if the person you are divorcing actually passes away? – Family Law

Posted November 15th, 2021 in bereavement, divorce, families, family courts, financial dispute resolution, news by tracey

‘It is often said that going through a divorce is similar to suffering a bereavement. However, what happens if the person you are divorcing actually dies midway through that process?’

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Family Law, 12th November 2021

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Family spared trial over mummified remains of woman found on mattress – The Guardian

‘The brother, sister and mother of a woman whose mummified remains were found on a mattress will not face trial, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2021

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David Fuller: Independent inquiry announced into mortuary abuse – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2021 in bereavement, families, hospitals, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘An independent inquiry has been launched by the health secretary after a hospital electrician accessed mortuaries and sexually abused bodies.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2021

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Research Briefing: Death certification and medical examiners – House of Commons Library

Posted November 8th, 2021 in bereavement, bills, coroners, news, parliament by tracey

‘This Commons Library briefing paper deals with the introduction of a medical examiner system in England and Wales to provide greater scrutiny of deaths that do not require investigation by a coroner.’

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House of Commons Library , 4th November 2021

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The killing of Sophie Moss: why did a vulnerable mother’s attacker get such a short sentence? – The Guardian

‘The man who killed Moss was given less than five years in prison, after claiming she consented to being choked. His mitigation? The “rough sex” defence that is no longer supposed to be allowed.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2021

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Capita pays compensation to family of woman who died after benefits cut – The Guardian

‘A government contractor has paid out “substantial” compensation following the death of a young mother who took an overdose after her disability benefits were removed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2021

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Pret allergy death: Parents welcome Natasha’s allergy law – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2021 in allergies, bereavement, families, food, health & safety, inquests, labelling, news by tracey

‘The parents of a teenager who died after an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette have welcomed the introduction of a UK law in her name.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2021

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Fear of more baby deaths as ministers stand firm on jailing pregnant women – The Guardian

‘Experts have warned that more babies could die in prison owing to the government’s expansion of female prison places and ministers’ refusal to grant multiple requests to end the incarceration of pregnant women.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2021

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Harry Dunn: Parents reach resolution in civil case against suspect – BBC News

‘The parents of Harry Dunn have reached a “resolution” in a civil claim for damages with the woman alleged to have killed him, the family’s spokesman has said.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2021

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BBC sued for set builder’s death in claim over asbestos – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2021 in asbestos, BBC, bereavement, cancer, damages, families, health & safety, industrial injuries, news by tracey

‘The BBC is being sued over the death of a set builder who contracted asbestos-related cancer while working on high-profile dramas including Doctor Who. Richard Evans’s widow, Valerie, is seeking damages from the corporation after it admitted in the high court that it had exposed him to asbestos during his 23 years making and painting sets.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2021

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Chertsey: Zane Gbangbola flood death site ‘to be investigated’ – BBC News

‘Investigations at a former landfill site behind a house where a seven-year-old boy died are to take place as soon as possible, councillors have said.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

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Gleision: Call for inquest into mining disaster 10 years on – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2021 in bereavement, families, health & safety, inquests, miners, news by tracey

‘The families of four miners who died in a south Wales colliery disaster 10 years ago are calling for an inquest.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

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New guidelines published for legal professionals practising within the Coroners’ Courts – Bar Standards Board

Posted September 14th, 2021 in bereavement, coroners, legal profession, news, press releases, standards by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and CILEx Regulation have today published new guidance designed to ensure standards for solicitors, barristers and CILEX Advocates working in the Coroners’ Courts.’

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Bar Standards Board, 13th September 2021

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Inquest delays: Three-year wait for answers over death of girl, 4 – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2021 in bereavement, children, coronavirus, delay, inquests, Ministry of Justice, news, statistics by tracey

‘A mum whose four-year-old daughter died with sepsis says waiting more than three years for her inquest has added to her grief.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2021

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Harry Dunn: Civil damages deposition case postponed – BBC News

‘The deposition of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer has been postponed just days before it was due to take place.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2021

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A closed mind and a failed possession claim – Nearly Legal

‘Tower Hamlets LBC v Ali, County Court at Clerkenwell & Shoreditch. 21 July 2021. Tower Hamlets (“TH”) brought a claim for possession against Mr Ali after his mother, a secure tenant, died. His mother was herself a successor and, accordingly, he was not entitled to succeed under section 87 of the Housing Act 1985. He applied to succeed under TH’s discretionary policy for failed successors which stated that TH would grant a new tenancy to an occupant where they had lived with the tenant for 12 months before the tenant’s death, and they occupied the property as their only or principle home.’

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Nearly Legal, 16th August 2021

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Competition watchdog to probe Central England Co-op funeral deal – The Independent

‘The UK competition regulator is to investigate the takeover of funeral homes by the Central England Co-op amid increased scrutiny of the industry.’

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The Independent, 16th August 2021

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Wrong bodies released by NHS mortuaries dozens of times – The Independent

Posted August 9th, 2021 in bereavement, families, hospitals, news, statistics by tracey

‘There have been more than 530 serious incidents where NHS trusts have released the wrong body to families or lost, damaged or kept the organs or bodies of babies without family permission, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2021

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Seven men found guilty of murder of Blackburn student Aya Hachem – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2021 in bereavement, closed circuit television, families, homicide, murder, news, victims by sally

‘Seven men have been found guilty of murdering a law student, Aya Hachem, in Blackburn last year after a longstanding feud between two tyre firm owners.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2021

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