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What should I do when someone dies?

on 13-Feb-2023 10:58:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
When a loved one passes away, the initial steps can be overwhelming. There are a number of tasks that need to be completed and it is often difficult to work out what should be done first. This can make an already tough time even more stressful. This blog aims to summarise the first steps to be taken following a bereavement.
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Arranging and paying for a funeral: The things you need to know

on 13-Apr-2022 11:15:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
Arranging a funeral is a task that needs to be completed upon a death, but it can make an already difficult time even more stressful for those dealing with a bereavement. We appreciate that there is a lot to think about, so we have created this blog post to outline what is involved in arranging a funeral and how you can afford the funeral expenses.
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How to leave your mark: 3 unusual ways to scatter cremation ashes

on 24-Mar-2021 13:11:53 By | Kings Court Trust |
By now, we should all be aware of the importance of creating a Will. However, you may also want to leave other wishes that would not be legally binding in a Will, such as funeral wishes or guidance on where you would like your ashes to be scattered. You can include requests like these within your Will but there is no legal obligation for your loved ones to follow your wishes. There is also a chance that the Will may be retrieved after funeral plans have already begun. Therefore, if you have any funeral wishes or special places for your ashes to be scattered, it is recommended that you directly inform your loved ones during your lifetime.
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Why is the cost of death rising?

on 14-Jun-2018 09:44:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
Past research has shown that the cost of death is soaring, with funerals becoming more expensive than ever before.
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Bath In Top Ten Most Expensive Places For Cremations

on 19-Aug-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
Bath is one of the ten most expensive places in the UK to be cremated in, according to a report into soaring funeral costs.
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London Cemetery Offers Live 4G Video Feed from the Graveside

on 14-Apr-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
A cemetery in south-east London has turned to modern technology to allow anyone unable to attend a funeral ceremony to pay their respects by watching and listening to the service via their smartphone, computer or tablet.
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Dying Matters: You Only Die Once

on 31-Mar-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Dying Matters Coalition, set up by the National Council for Palliative Care to break society’s taboo about talking about dying and to encourage more people to make their end of life wishes known.
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Cremated Remains Left Unclaimed at Funeral Homes

on 29-Aug-2013 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
Cremation is becoming an increasingly common alternative to burial and statistics reveal that 70% of Britons will be cremated rather than buried once they are no longer with us. This has fuelled a rise in the popularity of ash-scattering ceremonies across the country, although few people clearly specify what they want to happen with their remains… and sometimes the ashes are never collected.
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The Re-Use of Graves: Unacceptable Practice of Practical Solution?

on 19-Aug-2013 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
Britain is running out of burial space, but the re-use of old graves in the country is still uncommon. In fact, this practice has been strongly restricted in the past 150 years, but recent developments suggest this might be about to change.
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