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Twin sisters from Powys lose 'oldest' world record

Ena Pugh and Lily Millward
Image caption Ena Pugh and Lily Millward were officially declared the world's oldest twins two years ago

Two sisters from Powys have lost their official record as the world's oldest twins.

Lily Millward and Ena Pugh, aged 101, of near Brecon, were named as Guiness World Record holders two years ago.

But older twins have emerged - 102-year-old sisters Edith Ritchie and Evelyn Middleton, from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who are 50 days older.

The Scottish twins reached their milestone in November, and their record has been confirmed.

Farmer's daughters Mrs Pugh and Mrs Millward were born on 4 January, 1910 when Queen Victoria's son Edward VII was king.

They took the record from two French sisters, Raymonde and Lucienne Wattelade, who were 98 years old at the time.

Great-grandmother Lily has said the secret of their long life is "laughter and having a joke with each other".

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