Bereavement

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Bereaved families in England and Wales face higher costs as probate fees rise
Lawyers condemn price rise, which comes at a time when many families have faced processing delays

Anna Tims

26, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Reactor by Nick Blackburn review – the fallout of grief
From nuclear meltdowns to Bob Dylan, associations come thick and fast in a therapist’s memoir about death of his father

Alex Clark

20, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Widow of Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill reveals how she was ambushed by bereavement
Two years on from the death of her husband, Catherine Mayer speaks of the strain of sharing loss with his ex-bandmates

Vanessa Thorpe

16, Jan, 2022 @9:45 AM

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How we met: ‘She dumped me on our first date!’
Lynda, 67, and Carl, 66, met through a Facebook support group for widows in 2018. They’re now married and live in Wigan

Lizzie Cernik

10, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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My winter of love: I was not expecting a hot first date. Then I found love in a terrible pub
Ten years after my dad died, I felt rudderless – a manchild still making sense of life. But suddenly, surprisingly, I met someone with whom I had an immediate bond

Simon Usborne

24, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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As a widow, I know the strangeness of grief and that ghosts come in many forms | Kat Lister
An old voicemail or credit card can conjure memories of my husband, blurring the line between ‘now’ and ‘then’, says author Kat Lister

Kat Lister

22, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘It is a celebration of my body!’ Meet the people who had their first tattoo after 60
Whether it is to commemorate a lost loved one, bask in their independence or mark a new stage of life, many people now get inked when they are older. Six tell their stories

Emine Saner

14, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Flashback – Jayde Adams and her late sister, Jenna: ‘I started making jokes at her bedside, and I haven’t stopped since’
The comedian, actor and presenter talks about an old photograph, and how her big sister’s early death spurred her to write her award-winning debut standup show

Harriet Gibsone

11, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Luisa Omielan: God Is a Woman review – faith, feminism and family
The comic’s swaggering take on religion is ebullient before a handbrake-turn brings emotional candour too

Brian Logan

23, Nov, 2021 @2:42 PM

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What did I learn from my lovely pet rabbit? The truth about mortality
We get small pets to help children deal with the reality of death. But all it does is make us very, very scared of losing a loved one

Zoe Williams

02, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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A moment that changed me: ‘My mother taught me to face impossible tasks – and so I carried the coffin at her funeral’
From an early age, she encouraged me to be strong, physically and mentally. Those gifts helped me through the day we buried her

Sarah Hall

20, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A moment that changed me: Patrick Stewart on the teacher who spotted his talent – and saved him
I skipped the 11-plus and was failing at school. Then I met Cecil Dormand, the extraordinary English teacher who transformed my life for ever

Patrick Stewart

13, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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