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The Astrologer's Newsletter - Nov/Dec 2007

David Fisher's Data Corner

Just when you think that the people who compile the Honours Lists have got it wrong again, something quite correct and proper happens in the case of Jane Tomlinson who died 3rd September 2007. In 1990 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and in spite of the chemotherapy, which can often lead to infertility, gave birth to a son, Steven, in 1997. (She and her husband Mike already had two daughters, Suzanne and Rebecca.) In 2000 the cancer returned and she was told she had only six months to live. However, it was at this point, dosed up on painkillers, she began the series of runs for charity which made her famous. She ran three London marathons and took part in a 1.905 cycle ride from Rome to Leeds, as well as another from John O’Groats to Land’s End. She was awarded an MBE, followed by a CBE and the freedom of the city of Leeds, but in her last few months she received abusive phone calls from some nasty individuals who questioned whether she was sick at all. In 2000, when she was given the terminal diagnosis, she said, “Nothing can stop me from dying. I know that will happen. I just want to be remembered as someone who was happy.”

JANE TOMLINSON: 21 February 1964; Wakefield (53N42 001W29); time not known. Daily Express, 5th September 2007, p21.


No story has dominated the headlines in recent months more than the ordeal of the McCann family. Madeleine McCann, on holiday with her parents Gerry and Kate and twin brothers, disappeared from their hotel room on 3 May 2007. Since then numerous theories have been put forward as to her whereabouts, but at the time of writing (late September) the Portuguese authorities seem to be no nearer to the truth.

GERRY McCANN: 5 June 1968; Glasgow (55N53 004W15); 07:45 am BST (06:45 GMT) Caroline Gerrard quotes from birth certificate.

KATE McCANN: CG quotes Katherine Cassidy from Kate McCann in confidence so I am unable to supply any information on her.

MADELEINE McCANN: 12 May 2003; Leicester (52N38 001W05). Time not confirmed.


Editor’s note: Various news sources give the following unconfirmed birthdates for Kate McCann: 5 March 1968; and Robert Murat (one of the early suspects): 20th November 1973, possibly born Hammersmith in London.