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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.


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.


Railway volunteer laid to rest

The funeral is being held today for a volunteer worker who died on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Robert Lund, who was 65, died after he was trapped between two carriages as he worked at Grosmont Station on May 21.

His funeral service will be held at Beverley Minster. A reduced timetable will be in operation on the railway so staff and fellow volunteers can attend.

Mr Lund, who lived in Beverley, retired from Humberside Police in 1997 and continued to work as a civilian in the force until last year.

In a statement, a spokesman for the moors railway said Mr Lund was a "much-loved and respected colleague".

He said staff and volunteers appreciated the "support and understanding" of travellers and apologised for any inconvenience caused by the timetable changes.

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