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BEERSHEBA, Israel, May 8 (UPI) -- Cherie Blair, the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has been awarded an honorary doctorate at Israel's Ben-Gurion University.

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LONDON, March 16 (UPI) -- A News of the World insider has turned police informant, reporting hundreds of instances of phone hacking, Britain's The Guardian reported.

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LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Victims of phone hacking by the British tabloid News of the World have dropped their effort to get exemplary damages, their lawyers said Thursday.

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Cherie Blair to stop by 'Tonight Show'

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to make an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC announced.

Cherie Blair: Tony advising Brown

LONDON, May 10 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is advising his successor, Gordon Brown, on how to win upcoming elections, Blair's wife Cherie told an interviewer.

Cherie Blair writing memoirs

LONDON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Cherie Blair has written a book that addresses the stormy relationship her husband, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, had with new PM Gordon Brown.

Mrs. Blair stands up for pregnant inmates

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- Cherie Blair attacked the British government this past weekend for sending pregnant women offenders to jail.

Tony Blair's son out of hospital

LONDON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair's eldest son, Euan, is reported out of a hospital in Barbados where he was taken due to acute stomach distress.
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Cherie Blair
British Prime minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair arrive for a commemoration service in honour of Pope John Paul II in London on Monday, April 4, 2005. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Cherie Blair QC (born 23 September 1954), known professionally as Cherie Booth QC, is a British barrister working in the legal system of England and Wales. She is married to the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair; the couple have 3 sons and 1 daughter.

Cherie Booth was born on 23 September 1954 at Fairfield Hospital, Bury, then Lancashire, now Greater Manchester, England, and brought up in Ferndale Road, Waterloo, north of Liverpool. She was christened Theresa Cara Booth. Her father, British actor Tony Booth, left her mother, actress Gale Howard (née Joyce Smith) when Cherie was eight years old. She and her younger sister, Lyndsey, were then brought up by their mother Gale and their paternal grandmother, Vera Booth, a devout Roman Catholic of Irish descent. The sisters attended Catholic schools in Crosby and Sefton. Cherie Booth attended Seafield Convent Grammar which is now part of Sacred Heart Catholic College, where she achieved 4 Grade A GCE A Level passes. Cherie and Lyndsey have six half sisters, including British journalist Lauren Booth. Cherie Blair is a practising Roman Catholic.

She studied law at the London School of Economics and graduated with First Class Honours. She later came at the top of her year in the bar exams, while teaching law at the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster). In 1976, while she was studying to become a barrister, she met future Prime Minister and husband Tony Blair. She obtained a pupillage in the chambers of Derry Irvine ahead of him, although he was also taken on. Married on 29 March 1980, they have four children: Euan, Nicholas, Kathryn, and Leo. According to Blair's official biography, Leo was the first child born to a serving Prime Minister in over 150 years, since Francis Russell was born to Lord John Russell on 11 July 1849.

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