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The Six Nations Rugby Tournament, Guinness and Scattering Ashes

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Hold the press, someone has invented some spooky mind ray thing and they are somehow extracting thoughts, I blame the Google Street View van. It must have some clever gizmo on it that is harvesting thought waves. This must be the only plausible explanation, otherwise how else could the advertising agency that works for Guinness, […]

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What do you think of Crematoria – Our New Survey

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Last year we published a survey on what people thought of Crematoria – you can find a summary of part 1 here. The survey showed some interesting results and left some unanswered questions. So we are continuing to delve into this subject to find out what you think, in order to make the whole thing […]

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South Devon: Salcombe South Hams

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Scattering Ashes at Sea – Salcombe South Hams Location Salcombe, South Devon. Area of operation Salcombe Estuary and Coast Type of boat Rib Duration of trip Up to 1 hour Capacity of boat 2 boats can take up to 20 people 1st rib – 11 passengers, 2nd rib 7 passengers Refreshments Available on request Ceremony […]

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Scattering and Cremation Ashes Law in France

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What is the law in France concerning cremation ashes and scattering ashes? France is a progressive secular state, however when it comes to death it seems to be rather conservative in its outlook. Whilst just over half of the population (51%) assert being Christian (with Roman Catholicism being by far and away the most practised […]

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Funerals Your Way by Sarah Jones

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Funerals Your Way: A Person Centred Approach to Planning a Funeral by Sarah Jones Sarah Jones from Full Circle Funerals asked me to have a look at her new book on how to plan a funeral, the first thing to say is I am a fan of Sarah and her company, and I don’t think […]

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Stourport Upon Severn: Worcestershire West Midlands

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Scattering Ashes on the River Severn in Stourport near Birmingham Location Stourport-On-Severn, Worcestershire Area of operation The River Severn in Stourport, West Midlands Convenient for Birmingham. Kidderminster, Worcester, Stourport, Leominster, Bridgnorth and Wolverhampton Type of boat Passenger Vessel Duration of trip 40 Mins Capacity of boat Max 120 Passengers Refreshments The boat is equipped with a […]

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Grimsby Town FC approve a memorial garden for ashes

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The Mariners have been going to honour their fans with a memorial garden where fans can scatter their ashes. Grimsby Town Football Club has come good after there was bit of argy-bargy. A long-time fan of the club died at the age of 57. He had made his wishes clear – he wanted his ashes […]

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Testing water urns from a height

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The Results: Testing Water Urns We received lots of question about which urns are appropriate for what locations. Many people choose to scatter ashes at sea and often people think that the want place the ashes directly into deep. So locations like piers, harbour walls, cliffs and high sided boats present a challenge. The problem […]

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Comedian is in dispute over her daughter’s ashes

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Ava Vidal’s Daughter’s Ashes I don’t like exposing people’s family woes unless there is a wider a message or point to understand. In this case, I think there is. The comedian Ava Vidal is locked in a high court battle. Mrs Vidal and her ex-partner are disputing what should happen to their daughter’s ashes. Their […]

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That takes the Biscuit! Grandma’s ashes in a cookie!

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Grandma’s ashes in a cookie I can just imagine it – ‘Would you like one of my Nan’s cookies they are delicious?’, ‘Ummm yes please’ …. ‘Did I say they were my Gran’s cookies? I got my grammar wrong they are cookies of my gran!’ This is a story that has had huge press, two […]

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Portsmouth Hampshire: Solent

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  Location Gosport – Portsmouth Area of operation Solent and English Channel Type of boat Catamaran Duration of trip 2 – 4 hours Capacity of boat 12 Refreshments Yes. Tea, coffee and a microwave Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply […]

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What does Rod Stewart want to do with his ashes?

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Rod Stewart’s Ashes Veteran rocker Rod Stewart wants his ashes to be scattered at Celtic Park (the home ground of the Celtic Football Club), or failing that Hampden Park (Scotland’s national football stadium) Nothing odd about that, he is a well known football supporter and associated with all things Scottish.  It then occurred to me, […]

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Appeal – RIVER WALKS BBC – River Soar

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Hello there, I am a freelance TV producer and the BBC has asked me to tender ideas for a River Walks programme. I would pitch for the East Midlands version of this regional commission – revealing interesting walks alongside various rivers in the region. On the River Soar in Leicestershire we are thinking of featuring […]

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Story about Scattering of Ashes wins Irish short story competition

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Story about Scattering Ashes Ashes by Claire Zwaartmann has won first prize in RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition  (RTE is the Republic of Ireland’s public broadcaster). The story is about a deceased mans children scattering his ashes in the bay. It centres around the son needing to collect the ashes, the choice of location […]

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