Progress! Those that are too ill, or just plain unwilling, to make it to the crematorium to send off their loved one, friend or arch nemesis, can now watch from the comfort of their own home, thanks to Stafford Borough council.
The Tixall Road crem has installed webcams from which it'll be able to live stream funerals for those unable to attend. The system will be protected with a pin code, just so the whole world can't watch -- until some hacker decides to exercise a morbid fantasy that is. The council has also installed a new 80,000-track music system, just in case the deceased stipulated some banging tunes to send them off into the afterlife. [BBC]
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