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    Terry Wogan

    We were told his reason for not doing children in need ( to which he did take a few of around £8k a year in the early years) was because of a back problem. http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/terry-wogan-waives-his-9000-fee-for-children-in-need-6648423.html
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    Political Frailty

    Cecil Parkinson fell off his perch today http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35403445 His treatment of his love child was very disappointing and probably put an end to his political career http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1381064/Floras-story-and-Saras-too.html in particular the terms of the order he obtained from the courts possibly using his influence and contacts Miss Keays said she did not know what was happening to her when the injunction was sought in 1993. She agreed to its terms because she considered it would stop reporters prying into their lives. But it went much further than that. Extraordinarily, it meant Flora could not be included in school photographs during the few terms she attended one. If she won a prize it could not be announced. She performed in an ice skating show in Bristol, but her name could not be included in the programme.
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    Ideas And Possibilities For 2017

    The Gibb clan appear to be of low grade stock with few surviving to their 60's unless of course it is a result of a curse inflicted on them for their involvement in Saturday Night Fever in the 1970's . .
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    8. Sandy Gall

    He lives near me in Penshurst and I caught the train from London Bridge the other week and he was sitting opposite. I followed him off the train and in my opinion still looked good on his pins. I would stick my neck out on this one and say he should see another Christmas or two unless there is a very cold snap that lasts several weeks .
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    Bird Flu

    Apparently if you contacted Spanish Flu in 1918/1919 and are still with us the anti bodies are still present in the blood which may give you better odds of surviving bird flu than other who did not contract it in 1918/19 http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/D77771EC-0E73-6566-F2DED33F4F7114EE/?print=true
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    Denis Norden

    Its his quavering voice that has made me feel that each year will (and should be) his last.
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    World's Oldest

    The odds of falling off your perch once you reach 100 is about 50% a year (this little nugget of info given to me by an actuary) Approx 13,350 (Source http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26681306) are aged 100 therefore 6,675 will make it to 101 and 3,338 to 102 etc etc To prove this very crude formula there are approx 170 people aged 107 plus Source: http://oldestinbritain.nfshost.com/living.php Ergo carrying on with what I wrote above 1669 at 103 834 at 105 417 at 106 208 at 107 (wroughly agrees with my point above) not a bad crude rule of thumb carrying on it all seems reasonable 104 at 108 52 at 109 26 at 110 13 at 111 6 at 112 3 at 113 (as we know our dear friend Gladys Hooper celebrated her 113 birthday on 18/1/2016) so the result was 3 instead of 1)
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    Nicholas Parsons

    Nicholas was born on the same day as Murray Walker - 10 October 1923 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Walker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Parsons What would the odds be of them leaving together, I think Nick has further to go than Murray

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