Adults in the North West are afraid of discussing death and scared of writing our final wishes, new research has found.
Co-operative Funeralcare in Manchester have teamed up with Child Bereavement, Trauma and Emotional Wellbeing Service (CHUMS) to offer animated films as a resource to medical professionals, community groups, schools and parents aiming to help youngsters cope with the sad loss of a loved one.
Funeral costs have nearly doubled in the last decade – yet a bill to seize control of prices and ensure ‘simple funerals’ is being heard in Parliament today in a bid to tackle to spiraling crisis.
The funeral of tragic Parklife reveller Robert Hart will take place today – as the search continues for his killer almost four months on.
By-election battle: Fight for late MP Jim Dobbin’s Heywood and Middleton seat begins before he is buried
Labour and Ukip are the main contenders in the fight for post of Heywood and Middleton MP following death of Jim Dobbin
One in ten LGBT people face discrimination when arranging funeral – from religious leaders and family
The damning statistics but the blame often on religious leaders or even family members, according to the recent study by Stonewall and The Cooperative Funeralcare.
Hundreds of Rik Mayall fans have taken to Twitter to pay their final respects to the late comedy star with a series of selfies using the hashtag #FlickForRik.
You only die once: LGBT community urged to discuss final wishes with loved ones for Dying Matters week
Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation are urging people to talk about death and end of life issues in the run up to Dying Matters Awareness Week.
‘A crushing feeling in my heart’: Brother of Oldham cancer victim, 22, describes pain of losing brave sister
Rebekah Kirby’s devastated brother Samuel had been desperately trying to raise money to pay for a flight home from New Zealand
Grief-stricken family bury dead mother… while thieves break into Stalybridge home stealing irreplaceable pictures
The break-in happened at a home on Cheshire Square, Carrbrook
Thousands expected for Bury funeral of brave firefighter Stephen Hunt, killed in Northern Quarter blaze
Stephen Hunt died as he tackled the fire at Paul’s Hair World