Death and dying

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When tactless firms make grieving worse
Letters: David Harrison, Wendy Shillam and Martin Cooper on poor corporate responses to bereaved relatives trying to wind up their loved ones’ affairs


14, Aug, 2022 @5:13 PM

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Do utility firms think it’s a sign of respect to go slow after a relative’s death? | Rowan Moore
Adding to the misery of bereavement is the heartless bureaucracy involved in winding up financial affairs

Rowan Moore

13, Aug, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Archie Battersbee case shows the heartbreaking reality of life and death decisions | Letters
Letters: Philip Hilton, Gillian Morriss-Kay, Alison McKendrick and Margy Wooding on hope, loss and lessons from the tragic death of the 12-year-old


09, Aug, 2022 @5:22 PM

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‘I remember feeling incensed’: the woman who spent 18 years learning about forgiveness in the face of atrocity
Since 2004, Marina Cantacuzino has interviewed the families of terrorist victims and survivors of domestic violence to learn why some people can pardon those who have hurt them. What has she discovered?

Zoe Williams

09, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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11-year-old girl dies after going missing in lake at Windsor water park
Public and rescue services searched lake for an hour after girl disappeared under water and ‘didn’t come back up’

Nadeem Badshah

06, Aug, 2022 @10:40 PM

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Archie Battersbee: ruling on hospice move expected on Friday
Lawyers had requested that 12-year-old be moved from Royal London hospital to spend his last moments in private

Matthew Weaver and agency

04, Aug, 2022 @10:43 PM

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When a patient’s survival is dwarfed by the logistics of treatment, oncologists need to talk about ‘time toxicity’ | Ranjana Srivastava
The diagnosis of a life-limiting illness underlines the importance of knowing not only how much time is left but also how and where it will be spent

Ranjana Srivastava

02, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Bereaved families must get better ‘sadmin’ support | Letter
Letter: Steven Wibberley calls on regulators to work together on common processes to ensure people receive empathetic help with administrative affairs


01, Aug, 2022 @4:19 PM

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Euthanasia and assisted suicide: what is the law in the UK ?
As Graham Mansfield is found not guilty of murder for killing his terminally ill wife, Dyanne, we look at key assisted-dying debates

Amelia Hill

22, Jul, 2022 @1:35 PM

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‘She was my world. I loved her with my heart and soul’: my glimpse into a stranger’s grief
I can’t stop thinking about the woman who tweeted about her mother’s death – and the comfort it brought her

Adrian Chiles

13, Jul, 2022 @3:46 PM

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My wife died but she is being fined by HMRC for overdue tax return
It’s hard enough losing my wife without the Revenue chasing me for £300

Zoe Wood

11, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Why a good funeral can be a life-affirming occasion | Eva Wiseman
As well as tears there’s cake and laughter: remembering a well-lived life is a very human affair

Eva Wiseman

10, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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