Death and dying

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Writ in water, preserved in plaster: how Keats' death mask became a collector's item
The recent sale of a cast for £12,500 is a testament to the Romantic poet’s enduring legacy, on the bicentenary of his death

Andrew Lloyd

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Deeper truth behind opera’s swan songs | Brief letters
Brief letters: Terminal lucidity | Crime fiction | Clothes | Weather page | Yorkshire’s west coast


25, Feb, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Ending the horror of seeing your face on Zoom | Brief letters
Brief letters:


22, Feb, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Dead strange ... in search of Britain’s most unusual tombs
A travelogue of final resting places seeks to make readers confront their own mortality

Rob Walker

21, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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My best friend cut me off when my parents died. Will I ever get over it? | Annalisa Barbieri
Your friend may not even have understood her motives and will certainly have her own version of events, says Annalisa Barbieri

Annalisa Barbieri

19, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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British grief centres mainly around the making of sandwiches | Grace Dent
‘I’ve deliberated many times about discussing grief in a food column – you’re possibly here to read about new ways with couscous – yet the two topics are more linked than one might imagine’

Grace Dent

19, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘The corporates hate me’: the rise of the cut-price funeral firm
Social enterprise undertakers who save grieving families hundreds of pounds have ‘never been busier’

Robyn Vinter

13, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Moved to tears by a frontline doctor | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Covid frontline | Ageism | Elton John | Matt Hancock and Contagion | Cricket


08, Feb, 2021 @5:10 PM

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More will die from Covid if infection prevention guidance is not updated | Letter
Letter: Dr Jonathan Fluxman responds to a report about a Covid coughing study and calls for urgent change


05, Feb, 2021 @5:43 PM

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How do you tell someone about a death? No words can soften the blow | Coco Khan
I held the news, a grenade that would burst my mother’s heart

Coco Khan

05, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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A pandemic that should never be forgotten | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by Jonathan Freedland, which suggested that the coronavirus outbreak may quickly fade from collective memory


31, Jan, 2021 @5:08 PM

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A year after Johnson’s swaggering Greenwich speech, 100,000 dead
The government says nobody could have done more but it’s clear poor leadership on Covid has brought the UK to this pass

Tim Adams

31, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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