TEST Valley Crematorium is now offering twilight funeral services from Monday to Friday.

Families can schedule final farewells at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm, with the option for up to 40-minute services in the chapel.

The crematorium, in Romsey, is part of the Westerleigh Group, one of the country's largest independent owners and operators of crematoria and cemeteries.

Manager Robert Metcalf said: "We are always looking for ways to offer local families more choice when it comes to arranging funerals.

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"Spring is on its way and with it will come some beautiful twilight evenings, with the soothing backdrop of birdsong over our beautiful grounds, which could provide a comforting environment for a funeral.

"The later services may also help those who have friends and relatives who want to pay their respects but who may have difficulty being able to attend a daytime service because of other commitments.

"Test Valley Crematorium, like all the Westerleigh Group crematoria, deeply cares about enabling families to create a funeral that is uniquely personal to those they have lost, and the new option of being able to choose a twilight service is just another way in which we provide more choice for those we support."