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A CHARD woman turned 100 years old this week and spent her birthday with her cousin – who is also a centenarian.

Doreen Redfern celebrated her birthday on Sunday and received a visit from her cousin Maurice Hill, who reached his 100th birthday in January.

Both have lived in and around Chard all of their lives. Maurice owned a shoe repair business in Holyrood Street and Doreen worked at Boots the chemist for 48 years.