Crematoriums are struggling to deal with spiralling numbers of stouter clients as the UK’s obesity crisis grows, local government leaders are warning…..

Standard coffins range from 16 to 20 inches. However, increasingly coffins anywhere up to 40 inches are being ordered to fit larger bodies. Around 430,000 choose to be cremated in Britain each year…. Lewisham Council has ordered a special cremator from America, measuring 44ins in width.

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