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Appointment of new Chief Coroner

Appointment of new Chief Coroner 22 December 2020 His Honour Judge Thomas Teague QC will be appointed as Chief Coroner of England and Wales, in succession to His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC, from 24 December 2020. His appointment as Chief Coroner of England and Wales was made by the Lord Chief Justice after consultation…

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Thank you to Birmingham Muslim Burial Council

Thank you to Birmingham Muslim Burial Council During these unprecedented times, the best of community spirit has been displayed by the volunteers of Birmingham Muslim Burial Council (BMBC). With two sad demises amongst us, the BMBC stepped up to help us carry out the Gusl and Shrouding by their trained volunteers. The team came-in do…

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Child Funeral Fund

As Salaamu ‘Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu, Please see the link Below for “Child Funeral Fund” https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/claim-for-costs-of-a-childs-funeral-childrens-funeral-fund-for-england The government is launching a Child Funeral Fund on the 23rd July 2019. In essence all burials for still births (24 weeks and over) up-to the age of 18 will be paid for by the government. There are…

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Online Petition – 55% Burial costs increase

Dear Residents of Birmingham, This is to inform you that Birmingham City Council have proposed an increase in burial and cremation fees from 1st April 2019,the main increase will be the cost of Internment (burial) – which is increasing from £681 to £1054. This represents a 55% increase. The price of grave is an extra…

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Digital Imaging Facility in Sandwell to close after Ramadhan 2018

Digital Imaging Facility in Sandwell to close after Ramadhan 2018. (This is currently the only alternative to invasive post-mortems in the Midlands). It’s come to our attention that iGene will be closing their operation at Sandwell. iGene have been providing an alternative to the existing invasive post-mortem, as a primary intervention since 2014. Their scanners…

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