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29 June 2017
Jon Underwood, founder of the Death Cafe Movement in the UK, has died suddenly at the age of 44.
3 December 2010
The death of a close, elderly relative can often mean a sombre weekend or two going through old things, sorting through photographs, donating old clothes to charity.
1 December 2010
A survey by the Post Office financial services suggests that a large number of people could not face meeting their maker without a mobile phone in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other.
18 November 2010
Details from the UK’s first ever regional public consultation on death and dying were published on 15 November 2010. The three-month survey – carried out by NHS North East, supported by Dying Matters – was designed to improve end of life care and support by encouraging people to talk about it.
16 November 2010
Demos’ Dying for Change report provides further compelling evidence for the need for a national debate about how our society should help people achieve the death they want.
15 November 2010
Too many people are dying in hospitals and care homes, and not at home the way they want to, says a report from Demos.
11 November 2010
Millions of people are expected to observe a two-minute silence at 1100GMT to mark Armistice Day. Ceremonies will take place across the UK to honour all who have fallen since WWI, including the 110 servicemen killed in Afghanistan in the past year.
11 November 2010
The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 to support the veterans of the Great War. But since then, Britain has been involved in many other wars and fields of Service, creating a continuous supply of Service men and women, and their families, who need the British Legions assistance.
8 November 2010
Around 70% of us would prefer to die in our own homes just like Coronation Street stalwart Jack Duckworth according to research for the Dying Matters Coalition.
4 November 2010
By Jane Elliott, Health reporter, BBC News Is our fear of dying - and of talking about it - costing us the death we want?

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