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A GRIEVING family was banned from commemorating their dead mother on her late husband’s tombstone at Canley Crematorium – because of a grave records mix-up by council officials. Labour leaders at Coventry City Council launched an investigation after council staff warned other families could suffer from the same mistakes due to staffing problems. A brother and sister in their 50s were told they could not engrave their mother’s name or loving words on their father’s headstone after she passed away earlier this year.
Coventry Telegraph | 21/12/2011
Isle of Wight Council has announced a project that will improve services at the Isle of Wight Crematorium. Due to required new environmental regulations relating to mercury emissions from cremations, the council has been looking at replacing the cremators at the facility. From December 31 2012, new government guidelines require at least a 50 percent abatement of emmissions from cremations or crematorium operators face possible fines.
ADEL | 15/12/2011
Bollywood fans, reporters, friends and family of Bollywood legend Dev Anand attended his funeral in Putney Vale Crematorium over the weekend. Earlier last week, Anand’s family and friends spoke to reporters in London at a press conference where they announced the place and time of the funeral.
Bolly spice | 14/12/2011
A plan to stream funeral services in Stafford on the internet has been backed by the manager of one of the first crematoriums in the UK to go online. The proposal will see the Stafford Crematorium site at Tixall Road, which is run by Stafford Borough Council, installing webcams. Craigton Crematorium in Glasgow was one of the first in the country to employ the service – and manager Harry Tosh told StaffsLive the initiative had been popular.
Staffslive | 13/12/2011
POLICE have released this photo of a man they would like to identify following vandalism at Yeovil Crematorium. At around 12.30pm on Monday, November 28, a service was being held at the crematorium and the man pictured was at the service. At around this time damage was caused in the disabled toilet. A sink was blocked and the tap left running causing a flood and the incident caused considerable damage.
Yeovil express | 10/12/2011
The new bosses of Shrewsbury’s Emstrey Crematorium today denied they had any plans to remove two large symbolic Christian crosses under multi-million pound plans to overhaul the site. Co-operative Funeralcare, which recently took over the running of the Emstrey site from Shropshire Council on a 30-year lease, wants to pump an initial £1.7 million into the restoration of the crematorium.
Shropshire Star | 9/12/2011
A SPECIAL celebration of life service is to be held next month by a dedicated band of volunteers. The Friends of St Helens Cemetery and Crematorium group is arranging for the ceremony on Saturday, December 10, at 11am, in the crematorium chapel off Rainford Road. Townspeople will be able to remember loved ones this Christmas at the dedication service followed by a remembrance ceremony.
St Helens Star | 30/11/2011
SUPER-sized ovens will be installed at Pleasington Crem-atorium to cope with the growing number of overweight bodies in a £1million project. Town hall officers said the action was being taken after crematorium staff reported an increase in coffins too large and heavy to fit inside the existing burners. The new development will incorporate technology to reduce the amount of deadly mercury pumped out into the atmosphere when teeth fillings are incinerated.
Lancashire Telegraph | 23/11/2011
FOLLOWING a spate of metal thefts from a cemetery, Bromley police are taking steps to try and stop it happening again. Around 80 bronze memorial plaques were stolen from Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery in September, as reported by News Shopper. Now the Clock House Safer Neighbourhood Team [SNT] have ensured every plaque in the cemetery is marked with a special liquid known as SmartWater.
News Shopper | 17/11/2011
COUNCIL chiefs in Kirklees will meet this week to decide whether to invest £1.7m in improving and refurbishing crematoria in the district. A proposal drawn up for a contemporary stone and glass building to replace Dewsbury Crematorium has been postponed but council chiefs are proposing that improvement works are carried out at the site. They are also proposing a series of works at other cemeteries and crematoria including Huddersfield, Lockwood and Batley.
Yorkshire post | 10/11/2011
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