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Gladys Hooper, UK's oldest woman, thanks birthday well-wishers

The UK's oldest person has thanked the thousands of people who sent her good wishes for her 113th birthday.

Gladys Hooper celebrated her milestone on 18 January with family and friends on the Isle of Wight.

Thousands of people sent the former concert pianist birthday messages online and through the post.

She said: "Thank you very much. I'd like to say how much I appreciate it. I send my love and great thanks to everyone."

She added she was looking forward to her next birthday.

  • 27 Jan 2016
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