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'Reuse graves in England or run out in 20 years'

27 September 2013 Last updated at 18:57 BST

In response to a BBC survey that suggests almost half of England's cemeteries could run out of space within the next 20 years, there has been a call to change the law to allow local authorities to reuse existing graves.

Tim Morris from the Institution of Cemetery and Crematorium Management said: "This situation really needs tackling now. Government inaction over the last couple of decades has just led us further towards a looming crisis in our burial grounds."

Robert Pigott reports.