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Lazy or accidently misleading: Ashes from DNA

The Daily Mail ran a story on it’s website entitled DNA test on some cremated remains after woman found wrong body in her mother’s casket. I thought blimey that’s interesting I was told the heat from the crematoria destroyed all the DNA. So I clicked with interest. Only to discover that is not what has happen […]

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The Statutory Duty of English and Welsh Cremation Authorities in relation to the Disposal of Ashes

This is a direct lift from the appropriate legislation including instrument number and revoked legislation, it is actually quite clear: (c) HM Government The Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 SI No. 2841 Came into force  – 1st January 2009 PART 6 Disposal of ashes 30.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), after a cremation the cremation authority must give […]

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Mortuary mix up means more than just exhumation.

  A very sad story from Hull, Christopher Addler died in police custody and was buried in 2000, after this his niece died and her wishes were to have her ashes scattered on her uncle’s grave. It turns out that the body buried is likely to be that of a lady named Grace Kamara. This […]

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What is permanent when scattering ashes?

  Here is a short piece from the Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser. The former green keeper from the Comrades Club Bowling club voiced concerns over the moving of a war memorial from the bowling club to a new location. His issues were more than just the moving of the structure, it was the fact that […]

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A mother fears about crematorium land being sold off

A grieving mother who lost her quadruplets, they died after a premature birth, choose to have the ashes scattered at Bretby Crematorium, she has since discovered that the site may be sold off to a private company – Midlands Co-op Mrs Morley from the town of Burton-upon-Trent in the East Midlands has spoken out about […]

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