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Peaches Geldof dead

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Peaches Geldof has been found dead at her home in Wrotham, near Sevenoaks in Kent.

Kent Police says the death is being treated as “unexplained and sudden”.

Review: The Nine O’Clock Slot

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“’This slot’s the early slot, the no budget, no frills slot. Low grade and high shame, the slot that no one wants. Welcome, to the ‘The Nine O’Clock Slot’”

Ice&fire’s production, The Nine O’Clock Slot, explores the taboo and often ignored subject of death through the little spoken of practice of ‘paupers’ funerals’ or common graves.

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‘Life after death’…….on Twitter?!

Social media has played a huge role in allowing people to broadcast to the world their day-to-day activities. So surely we would expect these updates to stop when someone is no longer with us though, right? Apparently not! We have compiled a of celebrities who are no longer present on earth, but still appear to tweet…….from beyond the grave.

Have a look at these famous names and follow them on twitter so see what they are ‘saying’; just click on the twitter profiles below to take you to their page. As you will see from the dates of their deaths, some of these wouldn’t have even known what Twitter was, let alone the concept of the internet!! Continue reading

Death: An inevitable plan


‘Death’ still appears to be a social taboo. Although an inevitable ending to all of our lives, it is not a topic we wish to discuss with our friends and family, and is not what you want to plan for when enjoying life!

However, your funeral is something that is extremely personal, to you and those close to you, so plan to make it special. As you will see from this website, you can try to make your passing just that little bit more customized, and therefore a celebration of you, rather than simply a traditional and generic ritual should you so choose that. Continue reading

Guest Post: It’s Alive!

It’s not enough anymore to rely on word of mouth for your customer base. A business can’t survive without a web presence, even those who trade in the death. James Maltby Managing Director of Thoughtbubble, a full service web agency,explains how to keep your site alive after its launch.

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Digital gravestones, a new revenue stream: closing or preserving social media accounts

The last thing people want to deal with after a death is social media accounts.

By incorporating social media closure advice into your service you can tap into a simple and worthwhile market that will put families at ease.

I take a closer look at the world of digital gravestones.

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When will business pick up?

In the 20th century Britain’s population grew by over 20 million people, but the number of the deaths per year has been in decline since 1960. But things are looking up, Prepared London created this infographic to show you why business is set to improve for those in the industry over the next 10 years. Taking into account birth rates, population size and life expectancy this is a comprehensive analysis, click here for the interactive version.

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Preparing to depart: losing a partner to a terminal illness

Sheila Hicks lost her husband Gerry to a terminal illness two decades ago.

Here, she speaks to PreparedLondon about how she reacted to his diagnosis, how she prepared for life after his passing, and gives some advice to those supporting people in grief.

“A right royal party”


A right royal party


When someone close to you dies, it is an incredibly difficult and emotional period. But what happens when other difficulties interfere with trying to organise the celebration your loved one deserves? I spoke to Richard, about the difficulties he had in trying to organise his partner’s funeral in the 1980s and how the most fitting send of was a big celebration… Continue reading

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