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 expected to spend Christmas in hospital

Baroness Thatcher is said to be "in good spirits" as she recovers from minor surgery but is expected to celebrate Christmas in hospital.

The 87-year-old former prime minister was operated on to remove a growth from her bladder after suffering pain earlier in the week.

"I understand she is in good spirits," a spokesman said. "Given her age, I don't think she will be coming out for a few days."

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