Record number of centenarians in UK
A record number of people in the UK, some 14,570, are surviving to the age of 100, the latest official data shows.
The number of people aged 100, or over, has quadrupled over the last two decades, according to Office for National Statistics figures for 2015.
In the last decade alone, the number of centenarians has risen by 65% or 5,720
There has also been a dramatic increase in the number of people aged over 105. Last year there were 850 reaching the age of 105, up from 130 in 1985.
Women outlive men The figures come as statisticians publish information on the life expectancy of the UK... read more