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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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Mortonhall Ashes Scandal

The Edinburgh crematoria at Mortonhall is at the centre of a scandal. Prior to 2007 it was their policy not to return the ashes of stillborn children and very small infants (antenatal or neonatal babies). The basis for this, it would appear, was  a blanket policy to inform parents that there would be no ashes […]

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Exhumation of ashes – permission granted

Exhumation of ashes – permission granted Exhumation of ashes is a tricky subject; it is rare that it is granted. Here we have a story with a positive ending, the children of a man whose cremated remains were buried in Bourne Abbey churchyard in Lincolnshire have been granted permission by Church of England’s Consistory Court […]

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California scattering ashes at sea – law

 – Change in the law for burial at Sea California State law signed off on the 10 July 2012. Backed by the Funeral Directors Association, legislation has been brought in to establish a protocol for scattering ashes at sea. It would appear that people have been using standard sealed plastic container or poly-urns to scatter […]

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The missing episode of The Wire

  Cremated ashes mistaken for narcotics A traffic stop in Wyoming led investigators to a powdery substance believed to be drugs, but it turned out to be cremains of a grandmother. The traffic stop happened about 7 a.m. Wednesday on a stretch of Wyoming 28, in southwestern Wyoming-  according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol media […]

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