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Dignity launches nationwide direct cremation service
Dignity plc is launching a nationwide direct cremation service at its 44 crematoria.
Called Simplicity Cremations, the service will be a simple, low-cost unattended cremation – the type of low-key service chosen by David Bowie for his funeral early last year – and will be priced at £1,495.
Hymns fall from favour with over 50s
New research by financial services company SunLife has found that 82% of people over 50 don’t want a hymn at their funeral.
The same survey also found that Always look on the bright side of life by Monty Python is the song most would choose.
Free photography session for independents
Funeralbooker is offering independent funeral directors a free professional photography session to boost their marketing appeal.
Joanne makes awards final
Joanne Hutsby, a partner in Gillotts Funeral Directors, Nottingham, was named as a finalist in an award scheme aimed at celebrating women in business.
Joanne made a shortlist of three in the Female Executive of the Year category of the Women in Business awards run by her local newspaper, the Nottingham Post.