After 21 years in a freezer, baby boy will be buried against his parents’ wishes – The Times

Posted July 28th, 2008 in burials and cremation, news by sally

“The body of a baby boy that has been lying in a mortuary freezer for 21 years is to be buried against his parents’ wishes after a council used new powers to formalise his death.”

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The Times, 28th July 2008

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Reporting deaths to the coroner and modernisation cremation regulations – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 21st, 2008 in burials and cremation, coroners, news by sally

“Bridget Prentice has made a written ministerial statement on the statutory duty to report deaths to the coroner and the modernisation and consolidation of the cremation regulations.”

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Ministry of Justice, 21st May 2008

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Widow sentenced to eternity with in-laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2007 in burials and cremation, news by sally

“A widow who does not want to be buried with her parents-in-law has failed in her attempt to have her husband’s ashes dug up.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2007

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New cremation regulations to prevent another Shipman – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 16th, 2007 in burials and cremation, press releases by sally

“Bereaved families will have the right to inspect the medical forms of a deceased family member before cremation, under new proposals published today. The proposals are designed to help stop a repeat of the murders by Harold Shipman.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 16th July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Burial Law and Policy in the 21st Century: the way forward – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 5th, 2007 in burials and cremation by sally

“In 2004 a consultation paper was issued on burial law reform – ‘Burial Law and Policy in the 21st Century: The Need for a Sensitive and Sustainable Approach’. A report on the responses received was published in April 2006. Since then the Government has considered the responses in more detail, has held a series of workshops and consulted within and outside government. In the light of that work, decisions have been taken on all the issues canvassed. The publication ‘Burial Law and Policy in the 21st Century: the way forward’ sets out the Government’s decisions in the order they were raised in the consultation paper.”

Burial Law and Policy in the 21st Century: the way forward (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 5th June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Hindus may win right to open-air creamations – The Times

Posted April 10th, 2007 in burials and cremation, news by sally

“The open-air burning of human corpses may be permitted across Britain after a religious charity won a significant victory in its campaign to legalise traditional Hindu funerals. ”

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The Times, 10th April 2007

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