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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

The Future Of Funerals Under New Social Distancing Rules

2 min read

Funerals will be completely transformed under new social distancing measures that limit services to just 10 people.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Mum Devastated Her 11 Children Couldn't Attend Father’s Funeral

3 min read

A Victorian family will be allowed to farewell their father together, after telling of their 'heartbreak' at having to choose which of the 11 children would be able to attend his funeral.

News

News

WWII Veteran Dies Alone, The Internet Reacts To Plea To Fill His Funeral

1 min read

A 95-year-old British soldier who died alone in Queensland has been farewelled by more than 200 strangers thanks to a kind gesture from his local RSL sub-branch.

News

News

Stolen Hearse Carrying Woman's Body Crashes In Police Pursuit

1 min read

A police pursuit with a funeral car — which had been stolen with a body inside the night before — ended in a wreck during rush hour Thursday morning.

Celebrity

Celebrity

14 Years After James Brown's Death, Woman Claims It Was Murder, Not Pneumonia

1 min read

An American lawyer is examining new evidence in James Brown's death for a possible murder probe.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Housemates Horrified After Dead Neighbour's Blood Seeps Through Ceiling

6 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday morning.

News

News

Aussies Living On After Death, As 'Tree Urn' Burials Grow In Popularity

3 min read

Two weeks before he was killed in a freak kayak accident, Mark Jordan-Hill told his wife that when he died he wanted to be buried in a tree urn.

News

News

Australia's Biggest Funeral Operator Accused Of Tricking Families Into Paying Fees

5 min read

Australia's largest funeral operator has been accused of charging hidden fees and issuing misleading invoices, taking advantage of grieving families and potentially leaving them hundreds of dollars out of pocket.

World

World

Funeral Congregation Left In Stitches After Message From Beyond The Grave

1 min read

An Irish man has had the last laugh during his own funeral.

World

World

Robert Mugabe Buried In Home Village In Zimbabwe

1 min read

Zimbabwe's founding leader Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in his home village of Kutama, ending a dispute between his family and the government of his successor over his final over his final resting place.

Life

Life

The Google Search That Led Jasmine Cameron To A Job In The Funeral Industry

4 min read

While plenty of nine-to-fivers might complain about hating their jobs, dreaming of a big career change -- not many would consider embracing a role in a workplace that's constantly surrounded by death.

News

News

'Massive Mark Ups': Funeral Industry's Trickery And Hidden Costs Unearthed

3 min read

A covert investigation has revealed funeral homes are often adding "massive markups" and have a "lack of price transparency" when it comes to what they charge grieving loved ones.

News

News

Atheist Accidentally Buried In Church Graveyard To Be Dug Up After 20 Years

1 min read

A grandmother killed in a car crash close to two decades ago will be dug up from a U.K. cemetery after an appeal by her family.

News

News

From 'Death Knocks' To Dead Bodies: Why Journalists Became Funeral Workers

3 min read

Dealing with death on a daily basis isn't for everyone, but for some it's the best skill they've got.

World

World

Washington Just Became First US State To Legalise Human 'Composting'

2 min read

Composting bodies, as well as a process known as "liquid cremation", is legal in Washington state.