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a great age: She finally learned to drive at the grand old age of 65.
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IT IS with a heavy heart that I write about the passing of Lombard Ships, a lowly rated mare who, after retiring from racing at the age of six in 1993 lived on to the grand old age of 31.
BRITAIN'S oldest mayoress has proudly returned to the role for the second time - at the grand old age of 93.
I was sorry to read about Margaret Vinci Heldt, the inventor of the beehive, passing away at the grand old age of 98 (Mirror, June 15).
A WOMAN who spent her life looking after others and worked as nurse until the grand old age of 75 has celebrated her 101st birthday.
Marlon the Kunekune pig from Warwickshire's Hoar Park Farm died last month at the grand old age of 15.
I WILL not been joining the queue to back-slap Dana Powell, an individual featured in last week's Sunday Mercury for making his boxing debut at the grand old age of 60.
THE average age at which people finally feel financially mature is 20 years into adulthood - at the grand old age of 38 - a study suggests.
In October this year I will reach the grand old age of 75 and thus will no longer (well hopefully) have to pay this licence.
I'll be hitting the grand old age of three this week, and as a result, I've been reflecting quite a lot lately on the unstoppable and irreversible passage I'll be hitting the grand old age of three this week, and as a result, I've been reflecting quite a lot lately on the unstoppable and irreversible passage of time.
4 2 was the grand old age of Roger Milla when he scored his last goal for Cameroon.
Dino Zoff, meanwhile, is the oldest player to appear in the Final, turning out for Italy in the 1982 showpiece at the grand old age of 40.
The club's mascot for the day at Edgeley Park will be exiled supporter Dave Moore - at the grand old age of 68.
He displayed minor evidence of being a sexist - but declared that at the grand old age of 62 he wanted to stop being one.
But that is certainly the case with the death at the grand old age of 95 of Nelson Mandela.
JUSTIN Bieber is now totally mature since hitting the grand old age of 19.