Ditchling resident Dame Vera Lynn dies aged 103

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Dame Vera Lynn who lived at Ditchling has died at the age of 103

Dame Vera was known as the Forces Sweetheart as her songs during World War Two raised morale amongst the troops.

She was often seen around her village and supported many local organisations and groups.

She died this morning surrounded by her close relatives.

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