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Campaign to stop pauper funerals for service personnel

A funeral directors in Scunthorpe is taking a campaign to Downing Street to stop pauper funerals for service personnel

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Campaigners march in Scunthorpe to prevent pauper's funerals

Protestors in Scunthorpe marched behind an empty coffin draped in a Union flag to launch a campaign to prevent former service personnel being given paupers' funerals.

Protestors march behind an empty coffin

A local undertaker says the Government should help pay for former members of the armed forces to be given a dignified funeral.

Currently anyone who dies without any next of kin is given a funeral by their local council.

The Department of Work and Pensions said: "The contribution members of the armed forces have made is valued."

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