Thatcher operation

Former prime minister Baroness Thatcher is doing "absolutely fine" in hospital having undergone a minor operation to remove a growth in her bladder, her spokeswoman has announced.

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Margaret Thatcher is 'fine' after hospital operation

Margaret Thatcher Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former prime minister Baroness Thatcher is "absolutely fine" in hospital after undergoing a minor operation, a spokeswoman said.

The 87-year-old was admitted to hospital yesterday and is expected to be kept in overnight tonight after having a growth removed from her bladder. "She is absolutely fine," the spokeswoman said of the ex-premier, who has suffered some ill health in recent years.

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