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Demand for bigger graves up

A council in the south east says it may have to increase the average size of its burial plots because the population is getting fatter.

Bigger burial plots needed as population grows

A council in the south east says it may have to increase the average size of its burial plots because residents are getting bigger and fatter.

Rochford Council is to change its cemetery and memorial regulations. With almost a quarter of people in England officially classed as obese, councils across our region are having to adapt, as David Johns reports.

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