A centenarian known for her "infectious smile" has marked her 100th birthday with a party.

Born on December 18, 1923 in Kingsclere near Newbury, Gladys Matthews celebrated the milestone with a home-organised party at Huntercombe Hall Care Home in Henley, and a birthday card from the King and Queen.

She said the secret to her longevity was to "keep getting on up out of bed each day."

Home manager, Pete Watt, said: "Gladys has been a resident at Huntercombe Hall for three years and is a much-loved part of the Huntercombe family.

"Gladys brings so much joy to everyone in the home with her infectious smile."

During World War Two, Ms Matthews joined the Women’s Army, and served until she was 25 years old, after which she raised her daughter, Janet.