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New law provides grieving parents with more leave

Employees who have suffered the death of a child will benefit from significant new paid leave allowances, under proposed laws. While the Government expects employers to be compassionate and flexible at such a difficult time, there is currently no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for grieving …

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease remain leading causes of death

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Recently released information from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), revealed that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease remained the leading cause of death in England and Wales in 2016. Together, they accounted for 12.0 percent of all deaths registered in 2016, up from 11.6 percent in 2015. Ischaemic heart diseases remained the second …

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Funeral director jailed for stealing charity donations

A funeral director has been jailed for eight months after stealing thousands of pounds from bereaved families intended as charity donations. Robert Loveridge, from Teignmouth in Devon, took nearly £6,000 from mourners at various services but used it to fund his business rather than donating it to the designated charities. He …

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Katie Price may launch own line of ‘crystallised coffins’

Businesswoman and model Katie Price has announced plans to sell her own ‘crystallised coffins’. According to The Sun newspaper, the mother-of-five said: “I’m bringing out Katie Price coffins, would you want to put someone in a wicker basket or in a crystallised one?” Unnamed sources quoted by the newspaper claim …

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