Death and dying

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The Brazilian man who walked into his own funeral has taught us all a vital life lesson | Tim Dowling
If you want to hear your friends say good things about you, faking your own death is definitely not the way to do it, says Guardian contributor Tim Dowling

Tim Dowling

02, Feb, 2023 @2:44 PM

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Nurse! My pen! Hanif Kureishi’s hospital musings and the art of sickbed writing
The author has published 10,000 words since being left paralysed – about the able-bodied, sexual positions and racist taunts. From Hilary Mantel to Audre Lorde, we look at how illness changes a writer

Lara Feigel

31, Jan, 2023 @4:30 PM

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I miss my wife every day, but knowing she died with dignity brings me great solace | Letters
Letters: Readers offer personal stories in response to Polly Toynbee’s article on assisted dying


30, Jan, 2023 @5:53 PM

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I’m turning into my mother – and it makes me so happy | Emma Beddington
Almost 20 years after Mum died, I find myself spoiling my son just like she spoiled me. Suddenly she feels very close, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

30, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘I knew my son had gone’: Michael Rosen on the moment that changed his life – extract
In this extract from his new book, Getting Better, the author and poet describes the death of his beloved teenage son, Eddie

Michael Rosen

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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My dad died five years ago. I’ve learned it’s better to talk about death imperfectly than not at all | Owen Jones
I discovered that breaking the taboo of talking about loss was vital for healing, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

26, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Flu and pneumonia deaths a quarter higher than usual in England and Wales
Figures for December up on typical year but overall mortality rate for 2022 below average, latest data shows

Carmen Aguilar García and Pamela Duncan

20, Jan, 2023 @2:43 PM

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I was struggling to grieve my father’s Covid death – until, strangely, I smelled cigarette smoke
How cigarette smoke – something I’d always been repelled by – finally unlocked my headful of roiling emotions a month after my beloved father died

Dean Burnett

15, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Lest we forget: our NHS crisis is the deadly legacy of George Osborne’s austerity | Will Hutton
Excess deaths are the highest in 70 years. Everyone outside the Conservative party knows the cause – 13 years of underinvestment

Will Hutton

15, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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How would you fake your own death? For years I’ve pondered this question …
The internet has made this easier than ever to engineer – as long as you’re careful about which version of yourself you’re killing off

Jack Vening

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Terminally ill people urge UK government to pay pensions early
Those of working age who die are twice as likely to spend final year of life in poverty, says charity

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

10, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘He will always be stardust’: New Zealanders find connection with space burials
Memorial spaceflights offer people in New Zealand a new way to say goodbye, sending tokens holding their ashes into orbit

Eva Corlett in Wellington

06, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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