'99% of funeral homes turned me away'
Funeral care professional and bereavement counsellor Lianna Champ, who became the youngest qualified female funeral director in the country in the 1980s, explains what’s changed for women, and why she’s written a book about grieving. Sharon Barnard reports
Brompton cemetery in £6.2m restoration
A £6.2m investment has restored and conserved Brompton Cemetery in West London, revealing architectural splendour, uncovering hidden heritage gems and preserving a historic landscape and a wildlife haven for communities in a densely-populated part of the capital.
Merton schools resourced to help bereaved children
More than 40 Merton primary schools are to be given free guidance on how to support suddenly bereaved children.
Rare bears to help us remember
Meet Mr Ted E. Bear, member of the Royal Bear Force, who takes centre stage in a very special Remembrance Day window display from Colourful Coffins.
Stepping down after 35 years
A Bromsgrove man is planning a well-earned retirement after stepping down from his role as a funeral director after more than 35 years with the same firm.