Thoughts about death

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ALMOST 27 per cent of people in the North East think about their own mortality at least once a day, according to a new survey.

The research, done for a funeral services firm, found that nationally only 13.9 per cent thought about death as much.

Forty per cent of respondents in the North East stated a preference for an environmentally-friendly service. That compared to a national average of 32 per cent.

Also, 30 per cent wanted a “modern” song played instead of a hymn, more than the national average of 20 per cent.

One in three people in the region would want funeral mourners to wear bright colours.