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Woman, 95, abseils down building

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A 95-year-old woman has set a new world record after abseilling down a building in Portsmouth.

A woman aged 95 is believed to have set a new world record as the world's oldest abseiler by descending 70ft (21m) down a Portsmouth office block.

Doris Long, from Hayling Island in Hampshire, was reclaiming the record she had originally set in 2006.

Asked if she would do it again she said: "I hope so, this time next year I hope, and after that and after that until I'm 100, then I'll retire."

Mrs Long was raising money for the Rowans Hospice in Waterlooville.

A large crowd, including local dignitaries, watched Mrs Long's descent at the Civic Offices in Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon.



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