Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Wedding Belles

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Wedding Belles

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Byline: KATIE COLLINGS Reporter katie.collings@ncjmedia.com

TELEVISION star Vicky Pattison certainly has double the reason to celebrate.

The reality TV star has got engaged, just as her beloved grandparents are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.

The 29-year-old's businessman boyfriend John Noble recently popped the question on a dog walk and the pair are even planning to tie the knot on her grandparents' anniversary next year. The news delighted Mavis and David Birdsey, who have lived in Wallsend their whole lives and are hugely proud of their granddaughter.

The couple, now both 87, met at a friend of Mavis's birthday party when they were 16 and have been inseparable since. S

Parents to Linda, 62, and Vicky's mum Caroll, 59, the couple still live in their own home with Mavis being a carer for David who now suffers from Alzheimer's.

"I can't believe we've been married for 65 years already," Mavis, who has four granddaughters and two great-granddaughters, said. …

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