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Mourners can now watch funerals of loved ones ONLINE if they can't make it in person

Mourners unable to attend the funeral of their loved ones can now watch the service live online.

Cameras will be installed by Bolton Council in their crematorium chapels and families will be offered the chance to have proceedings filmed and broadcast on the web.

It is aimed at friends and relatives who are unable to attend services because they live far away or have trouble leaving home.

Under the new scheme, if families agree, those who cannot attend will be able to log on to a PC or tablet and view the service from the comfort of their own homes.

Bolton Council says they will ensure strict guidelines are met and live streaming of funerals will not be compulsory.

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Cameras will be installed so people can watch the funerals online

Councillor Nick Peel, said: “There will of course be firm ground rules about how this will operate.

“The cameras will be in a fixed position — you won’t have people walking around with cameras while the funeral is taking place.

"It will also be a requirement that people will have to log in to watch a funeral, it won’t mean just anyone can watch.

"This is not compulsory of course, it will only be used for families who ask for it.”

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