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War threat sparks rush to make wills

London, Feb. 24: Record numbers of Britons are having wills drawn up as fears grow over terrorism or a war with Iraq.

Lawyers are reporting an unprecedented rise in the number of people writing wills since 2001 with the average age of those making them out falling sharply. Just Wills, a leading British will-writing company, has reported a 26 per cent increase in clients compared to a year ago.

Ed Varley, the company’s marketing manager, said: “It’s unquestionable that the current climate of fear is a catalyst. People are being forced to question their own mortality every day.”

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