False teeth and bad back emojis, the brainchild of a frustrated grandmother, could soon be in use after being sent off for official approval.

Diane Hill, from Coventry, felt that existing smiling, sleepy and sad faces did not represent the lives and likes of older people.

The 56-year-old compiled her own "emoldjis" for the over 50s.

An artist sketched her ideas which were sent to off to the Unicode Consortium which regulates emoji updates.

Diane Hill said she felt there needed to be more emojis - like this one for back pain - to reflect the lives of older people

Ms Hill said: "I need something that shows pain because my back hurts, my knees hurt and I need emojis with glasses."

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