And finally… grave error



A law allowing graves to be rented out was the subject of a recent public inquiry.

Under an act, relatives can rent graves for periods of 25-99 years if they cannot afford the leasehold fees on a permanent grave.

But the government of New South Wales in Australia is now investigating the practice, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

A single grave in the state can cost between A$2,970 and A$4,800 (£2,727 and £3,506).

Labor’s Mick Veitch said renewable graves were “macabre” and “impose horrible choices on many families”.

He said: “This regulation will lead to two classes of burials: permanent monuments for those who can afford it and those who can’t afford it will be forced to see their loved one dug up.”