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Biodegradable bios urn for a loved one's ashes

Ash in the Attic: Your options

As cremations account for around 75% of all UK funerals a difficult question arises: what do you do with the ashes? Here are some lightly considered but perfectly serious options. 1. Planting a tree with buried ashes is a poetic idea. However, ironically, high levels of calcium, sodium and acidity can be harmful to growth.

Any Last Requests?

It says a lot about our society’s attitude to end-of-life care and death when the National Institute of Clinical Excellence has to issue guidance to doctors that ‘patients should be treated with respect and compassion’. It’s not only shocking; apparently, it’s also newsworthy: The previous approach, known as the Liverpool Care Pathway, dates back