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Town crier Tony Appleton makes the announment of the birth of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William's second child, a daughter on May 2, 2015.

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An easel is placed in the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London to announce the birth of a baby girl

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Dutch-born Theodora Coleman, 81, in Rugby, Warwickshire. She was 11 when the RAF dropped its food parcels: ‘It felt like a miracle.’

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Siobhan Fenton at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine in the grounds of the Churchill Hospital in Oxford

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