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Meet the West Country’s oldest paper boy still delivering the news at 95

Mac McQuillin. Credit: ITV News West Country

Meet the West Country’s oldest ‘paper boy’ - 95-year-old Mac McQuillin.

The World War II veteran, from Kemble, Gloucestershire, gets up every day at the crack of dawn to deliver newspapers in his local community.

He says the paper round, which he does all year round, “keeps him going”.

Mac delivers his papers in all weathers. Credit: ITV News West Country

Even when his knees get a touch sore, the 95-year-old said he’s always ready to go once he’s had his usual morning cup of tea.

It keeps you going, doesn’t it? If you suddenly decide when you retire, you’re going to sit down in a chair and do nothing, you’re not going to last very long.

Knees are a bit sore some mornings and a bit stiff but couple cups of tea first thing in the morning and a few knee exercises and I’m ready to go.

– Mac McQuillin