Burglars broke into a family-run York funeral directors and stole jewellery from the deceased last month.
Few people realise the full cost of a funeral, so it often comes as a surprise when a loved one dies unexpectedly or without funeral cover in place and suddenly they are left to find the money.
It seems every publication has its own list of funeral songs, often featuring featuring Frank Sinatra's My Way and Monty Python's Always Look on the Bright Side of Life in the top five.
Environmentally friendly funerals are becoming increasingly popular in the UK.
This week we take a look at some of the most unusual funeral and memorial traditions from around the world that are still practiced today.
This week we celebrate the start of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, as we look back at the most memorable funerals ever to hit the silver screen.
Serving up practical information, bereavement advice and coffee – Death Cafés are gaining mainstream media attention and a growing following in the UK.
A recent report has highlighted how a societal aversion to talking about death has left hundreds of thousands of people with a long-term shortfall in income and financial security.
The popular BBC Radio 4 programme, More or Less, recently reported that between January and March 2016, the BBC had written 24 obituaries.
Each type of duneral plan promises to fulfil the exact purpose for which it was originally designed: to cover the costs of a funeral. What else is there to think about?
An increasing number of people are turning to finance options, such as payday loans and credit cards, to pay for the funeral costs of a friend or relative.
One in four of us are affected by mental health problems at some point each year.