The Daily Telegraph

Today’s birthdays

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Dame Stephanie Shirley, IT entreprene­ur and philanthro­pist, is 89; Sir Anthony Hooper, a former Lord Justice of Appeal, 85; Mrs Julia Donaldson, author; Children’s Laureate, 2011-13, 74; Mr Stephen Farthing, artist, 72; Mr Andy Irvine, former Scotland rugby player, 71; Lord Mallochbro­wn, former Labour Government Minister, 69; Prof Sir Charles Bean, a Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, 2008-14, 69; Sir Norman Lamb, a former Liberal Democrat MP, 65; Dame Clara Furse, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange, 2001-09, 65; Lady Justice Asplin 63; Viscount St Davids 56; and Dame Menna Rawlings, diplomat; Ambassador to France, 55.

Today is the anniversar­y of the first Women’s Institute meeting in the UK held in Llanfairpw­ll, Anglesey, Wales, in 1915.

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