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Personal Touch Funeral Services

Pauline Miller is a human dynamo, an extraordinary woman with enough energy to light the whole of Brixton where her fledgling business is based. She launched her unique funeral planning service following a stressful time organising her own mother’s funeral and realising that, at such an emotionally charged time, people need a little more support… [Continue Reading]

Harriett Tubman

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad. Synopsis Harriet Tubman was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She was born in Maryland in 1820,… [Continue Reading]

UK riots: the heroine of Hackney Pauline Pearce reveals why she took a stand

SHE was dubbed the “heroine of Hackney” when she bravely stood up to a gang of ­looting rioters in East London. Grandmother Pauline Pearce’s ­barn-storming speech scolding the yobs became a global internet sensation watched by millions. And fearless Pauline said: “I don’t regret a second of it. I’d do it all again. “We owe… [Continue Reading]

Heartbroken family find inspirational 3,000-word secret message written on back of mirror after daughter, 13, dies of cancer

After their daughter lost her fight with cancer, Dean and  Caroline Orchard knew they had to face the devastating task of sorting through her belongings. What they didn’t know was that  they would discover something that would make them feel closer to 13-year-old Athena than ever. On the back of her bedroom mirror, the little… [Continue Reading]

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, the groundbreaking poet and author who wrote I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is dead at 86. According to reports, a caretaker found her dead at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday morning. A police car, ambulance and a hearse were seen outside her home by 8.30am on Wednesday 25th… [Continue Reading]

Britain’s bravest bridesmaid

There was a hush of anticipation as the crowd turned to see the girl in the flowing white dress. As she entered the church with an infectious grin, onlookers gasped and wiped tears from their eyes. It wasn’t the bride they were so happy to see, but four-year-old Bella: the little bridesmaid they never thought… [Continue Reading]

Heiress to Murphy construction business walks away from her fortune after rift to turn firm into a co-operative

John Murphy died in 2009 at the age of 95. His daughter Caroline, a 31-year old Bristol University civil engineering graduate, joined the company in 2006 and was made vice chairman by her father. A trade union activist, she wanted ownership of the company to be transferred to its employees but appears to have failed… [Continue Reading]