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Over-fifties event hailed as a success

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An event organised by Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors has proved to be a big success. The 50-plus information day held in Ferndown brought 250 people to visit the Royal British Legion. Former world champion town crier Mike helped drive the crowds to the legion in Church Road and deputy mayor Cllr Steve …

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‘First digital tombstones’ launched

A firm has launched a new digital tombstone that has a 48-inch interactive screen, showing pictures, video and other digital content. A prototype of the weather-proof and vandal-proof digital tombstone has been created by a firm in Slovenia and placed at the Pobrezje cemetery. The tombstone displays the name and dates of …

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CBCE reveals speaker line up for 2017


The Cremation and Burial, Communication and Education Event (CBCE) has released its speaker line up for 2017. The three day programme is jointly hosted by The Cremation Society of Great Britain and the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities. In 2017 the CBCE will take place on 3-5 July, at Stratford …

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The funeral ‘Oscars’ return for 2017

Good Funeral Awards

The Good Funeral Awards have returned for 2017. Now back for the sixth year, the ceremony recognises ‘outstanding service to the bereaved’. The awards lunch will take place in the Porchester Hall in London on Thursday 7 September. There are five new categories for this year’s funeral ‘Oscars’ reflecting the …

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