Meet the fabulous grandparents who have made headlines for their selfless support of their families, amazing generation-spanning tales... and the odd falling out!
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- UK sisters crowned the world's oldest siblings
Dorothy Richards and Majorie Ruddle have given new meaning to the phrase Sister Act - they have been <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/06/11/dorothy-richards-and-marjorie-ruddle-uk-sisters-the-worlds-oldest-siblings/" target="_blank">crowned the world's oldest siblings! </a>The sisters' combined age is 213 years, and the pair have lived through 25 prime ministers and two world wars. The sisters were awarded their title after Majorie's daughter Pat contacted Guinness World Records, as the family suspected the pair were in with a chance of winning the unique accolade. </p>
- Mum's baby is delivered by her father-in-law with shoe laces!
New mum Vikki Taylor Wilson became VERY close to her father-in-law - <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/07/10/mums-new-baby-is-delivered-at-home-by-her-father-in-law-with/" target="_blank">after he delivered her baby on the hall floor!</a> Stephen Wilson didn't flinch when he was called on to help deliver his own grandson after his daughter-in-law went into premature labour. And he even used a pair of shoe laces from his son's new trainers to tie the umbilical cord before cutting it!</p>
- Mum saves daughter's life and funds IVF for her grandsons
Supermum Sandra Margetts was crowned <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/03/20/mum-crowned-britains-greatest-gran-after-saving-daughters-life/" target="_blank">Britain's Greatest Gran by ITV's Daybreak</a> after saving her daughter's life. Faced with losing 34-year-old Laura Wright to an inoperable brain tumour, Sandra and husband Bob found and paid for pioneering treatment in America. The treatment saved Laura's life but unfortunately left her unable to have the family she always wanted. Again, Laura's family stepped in and funded the IVF treatment that gave her two sons. </p>
- Granny gives birth to baby boy in a Derbyshire street!
Gran Jane Eadie <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/10/06/granny-gives-birth-to-baby-boy-in-a-derbyshire-street/" target="_blank">delivered her surprise third baby</a> after feeling unwell when out shopping with her husband Gary, her daughter Elizabeth, son-in-law Andrew Anderson, as well as grandson Andrew Jnr, aged four. Jane had been complaining of stomach pains all morning but after sitting down on a bench to rest, she went into full blown labour and gave birth to a little boy as passers-by looked on in shock!</p>
- Mum, 45, becomes a granny TWICE in one day!
Mandy Williams' daughter, Hannah, and her son Daniel's partner, Jade, <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/11/27/mum-45-becomes-a-granny-twice-in-one-day/" target="_blank">had baby girls just hours apart</a> - despite Hannah's baby being a fortnight early! New gran Mandy, 45, said it was 'fantastic' when the entire family were on the labour ward all at the same time. "I was at the birth of Mabli, but due to the fantastic staff I was also kept informed of Jade's progress and my son was able to pop in and see Mabli when she was born," the proud granny said. "It felt like a real family occasion."</p>
- Granny stages roof top protest after fall out with daughter
In the mother (or granny?) of all family rows, Catherine Beesley <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/09/28/granny-stages-roof-top-protest-after-fall-out-with-daughter-over-electricity-bill/" target="_blank">clambered on to the flat roof of her bungalow's side extension</a> after her daughter, Sue Martin, 42, had the electricity cut off in the loft room. The two women lived separate lives in the bungalow after fallowing out two years ago, with Catherine and husband Richard residing in the loft conversion, while Sue and her two children lived on the ground floor. After a further falling out over a huge electricity bill, Sue had the power to the loft conversion switched off! Eventually, Catherine gave up her protest after three days, but had to pay £70 to have the power switched back on.</p>
- Super-gran celebrates 85th birthday with 126 members of her family
When granny <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/01/10/super-gran-beryl-oflynn-celebrates-85th-birthday-with-126-members-of-her-family-over-four-generations/ " target="_blank">Beryl O'Flynn celebrated her 85th birthday</a>, she wanted to do so with all her family around her, and so she did - all 126 of them! The amazing picture of Beryl's special day shows 89 of her immediate family - her 10 children (she had 13, but three have passed away) 48 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.</p>
- Woman gives birth to her own grandchild for her daughter
<a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/08/28/grandma-to-give-birth-to-her-own-grandchild-video/" target="_blank">Cindy Reutzel</a><a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/09/09/woman-cindy-reutzel-gives-birth-to-her-own-grandchild-for-daughter-emily-jordan/" target="_blank">, 53, gave birth to her own grandchild</a> after becoming a surrogate mother for her daughter Emily Jordan, who was unable to have a baby herself after cervical cancer. Cindy became the surrogate for her grandchild, Elle Cynthia, after an in-vitro procedure that implanted an embryo made from her 32-year-old daughter Emily's egg and son-in-law Mike Jordan's sperm.</p>