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Southern Co-op goes even greener by introducing UK’s first electric Tesla-based hearse charged by renewables

Southern Co-op is promised greener funerals after adding the UK’s first fully electric Tesla based hearse to its fleet. The society, which operates nearly 60 funeral branches in Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire, has taken delivery of the newly developed Wisper vehicle,...

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Westerleigh New Forest Crematorium building gets 92% local support despite initial 500 objections to application

A new multi-million-pound crematorium is being built in the New Forest national park – despite initially sparking more than 500 objections. With a promise “to serve the people of New Milton, Bournemouth, Christchurch and surrounding areas”, the New Forest Crematorium is being developed by Westerleigh Group, the UK’s largest...

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“The Singing Undertaker”: When Covid struck with a ban on Congregational Singing at Funerals in Wales, Co-Op Funeral Director James Murray from Mumbles stepped up to the microphone…

When lockdown hit and there were restrictions on numbers at funerals and a ban on congregational singing in places of worship, James Murray, who is based in Mumbles, stepped in to help families better remember their lost loved ones. Losing a loved one is one of the darkest days...

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