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Grantham man explains why he has Margaret Thatcher tattooed on his leg

A tattoo artist from Lady Thatcher's hometown Grantham has paid a life-long tribute to the 'Iron Lady' by having her head tattooed on his leg.

Louis Maier aged 32 wanted to have the six-inch work of art on his right calf to honour her.

The unusual design features Baroness Thatcher's head sitting on an ice cream cone complete with a flake.

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Grantham man pays tribute to Lady Thatcher with tattoo

The unusual design took two hours to complete and is Mr Maier's tribute to Lady Thatcher

A tattoo artist from Lady Thatcher's hometown Grantham has paid a life-long tribute to the 'Iron Lady' by having her head tattooed on his leg.

Louis Maier aged 32 wanted to have the six-inch work of art on his right calf to honour her.

The unusual design features Baroness Thatcher's head sitting on an ice cream cone complete with a flake.

The tattoo pays tribute to Thatcher's work as a chemist prior to her political career when she helped invent soft-scoop ice cream

The reason Mr Maier chose the colourful design was to mark Lady Thatcher's work as a research chemist prior to her political career.

Louis Maier says he loves 'Mr Whippy' ice cream so had to get the tattoo

During her time as a chemist she was part of a team said to invent the technique of pumping air into ice cream to produce a soft scoop version to reduce production costs.

Funeral of tragic blaze mum

The funeral of a mother, injured whilst trying to rescue her three young children from a devastating house fire two years ago, has taken place today.

Samantha Hudson was found cuddling her children in a bedroom as fire engulfed their home in Bridlington. She suffered severe brain damage and spent two years in a specialist care home before she died nine days ago. Sarah Clark reports.

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Picture: Funeral held for fallen soldier

Sergent Lee Davidson was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last month Credit: Calendar

The funeral of a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country has been taking place this lunchtime.

Sergent Lee Davidson, killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last month, was described as a "superb soldier". The service took place at Thorne, near Doncaster - at the church where he was married last year.

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