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UK's oldest person dies aged 111

19 July 2010 Last updated at 18:53 BST

The oldest person in the UK has died, one month before her 112th birthday.

Eunice Bowman, who was born in 1898, died peacefully in her sleep at a care home on Tyneside.

Mrs Bowman worked in a fish and chip shop well into her 80s.

When World War I broke out she went to work for the Armstrong munitions factory in Newcastle and the money she earned was used to help her family.

Eunice Bowman described her previous jobs as she celebrated her 111th birthday in August 2009.