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Councils spend 5.4m on paupers’ funerals

Image caption Public health funerals take place without flowers or transport What are public health funerals? Local authorities are required by law to arrange a public health funeral when no suitable arrangements have been made for a deceased person in their area. The services, known as a “pauper’s funeral”, typically include a coffin and the […]


CES 2019: Marijuana tech is forbidden from the conference

This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows. It’s not easy being green — especially at CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics convention. Marijuana tech companies are […]


Democrats head into 2019 split on everything but Trump

(CNN)Democrats are coming into control of the House and entering the 2020 presidential primary unified in their opposition to President Donald Trump — but split on almost everything else. Here is a look ahead at some of the debates that will animate the coming year. Getting real about ‘Medicare for all’ “Medicare for all,” a […]