Bereaved relatives of Covid victims warn families against reuniting for Christmas

Relatives grieving the death of loved ones from Covid-19 have warned families against reuniting for Christmas even if the Government allows it. Health Secretary Matt Hancock suggested on Friday that families would be able to spend ‘that cherished Christmas with your family as much as possible’, but added that social distancing would still be required … Read more Bereaved relatives of Covid victims warn families against reuniting for Christmas

Bereaved relatives of Covid victims warn families against reuniting for Christmas

Relatives grieving the death of loved ones from Covid-19 have warned families against reuniting for Christmas even if the Government allows it. Health Secretary Matt Hancock suggested on Friday that families would be able to spend ‘that cherished Christmas with your family as much as possible’, but added that social distancing would still be required … Read more Bereaved relatives of Covid victims warn families against reuniting for Christmas

Kate Middleton speaks to bereaved families in London about baby loss

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a lab coat and face mask today as she toured research facilities at Imperial College London to learn about the work being done to prevent miscarriages and stillbirths.  Kate Middleton, 38, lived at her Norfolk home of Anmer Hall during lockdown but is now back in London, at Kensington Palace with … Read more Kate Middleton speaks to bereaved families in London about baby loss

Kate Middleton speaks to bereaved families about impact of losing a baby during London visit

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a lab coat and face mask today as she toured research facilities at Imperial College London to learn about the work being done to prevent miscarriages and stillbirths.  Kate Middleton, 38, lived at her Norfolk home of Anmer Hall during lockdown but is now back in London, at Kensington Palace with … Read more Kate Middleton speaks to bereaved families about impact of losing a baby during London visit

Two bereaved mothers share a shattering warning after an acne drug

Until about 8.30pm on the evening of Wednesday, May 1, last year, Annabel Wright appeared to be a typical teenage girl, popular at school, revising in her room for a Spanish exam and chatting excitedly with a friend who had just confirmed she would be joining Annabel and her family on holiday to Spain that … Read more Two bereaved mothers share a shattering warning after an acne drug

Two bereaved mothers share a shattering warning after an acne drug

Until about 8.30pm on the evening of Wednesday, May 1, last year, Annabel Wright appeared to be a typical teenage girl, popular at school, revising in her room for a Spanish exam and chatting excitedly with a friend who had just confirmed she would be joining Annabel and her family on holiday to Spain that … Read more Two bereaved mothers share a shattering warning after an acne drug

Bereaved families being denied mortgage holidays

Bereaved families and struggling homeowners being denied mortgage holidays By Money Mail Reporter For The Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 4 August 2020 | Updated: 23:15 BST, 4 August 2020 Struggling homeowners are being refused more time off mortgage payments, despite the banks being under orders to support customers through the pandemic. Banking trade body … Read more Bereaved families being denied mortgage holidays

Banks are ‘handing £100k-plus to bereaved relatives without probate’

Lawyers are raising the alarm about banks releasing vast sums to bereaved relatives who have no legal authority over a loved one’s finances. A ‘wild west’ scenario is allowing people to access amounts of £100,000-plus without getting probate, an important step to gain control over a deceased person’s assets, they say. Financial institutions should adopt … Read more Banks are ‘handing £100k-plus to bereaved relatives without probate’

VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Betrayal of the bereaved

Over the past few chaotic months, banks, insurers and utility providers have rightly prioritised customers most in need of urgent financial help. But that has led to others falling by the wayside, including the recently bereaved. It is painfully evident that it’s never been more vital for firms to have a fully staffed, thoroughly trained … Read more VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Betrayal of the bereaved

Probate wait hits two months: Bereaved families facing long delays

Probate wait hits two months: Bereaved families facing long delays to gain control loved one’s finances By Fiona Parker For The Daily Mail Published: 22:13 BST, 9 June 2020 | Updated: 22:13 BST, 9 June 2020 Probate applications should usually take ten days, but social distancing measures mean staff process forms remotely Bereaved families are … Read more Probate wait hits two months: Bereaved families facing long delays