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Cremate The Blackburn Dead In Batches For Live Earth

by | 3rd, July 2007

cremation.JPG COUNCIL bosses in Blackburn have decided to cremate bodies three at a time in a cost-cutting exercise that, not surprisingly, has shocked grieving relatives.

The Darwen Borough Council in Lancashire plans to store bodies for up to 24 hours after a funeral before cremating them in batches of three in order save money on staff overtime. And while the Council is following national guidelines, the radical plans have met with strong local opposition.

Tory MP, Nigel Evans, says: “If people aren’t cremated after the service it is quite undignified. They should have respect and diligence for the dead. If they don’t have enough furnaces they should invest in them. People pay enough for funerals these days. Leaving bodies hanging around is not dignified. There are ways to do these things. We can save money on all sorts of things but not on the dead.”

However, service manager of the council-run

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