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Gandhi's sandals fetch £19,000 at auction

Sandals that belonged to Gandhi. Credit: ITV News Central

Sandals that once belonged to Mahatma Gandhi fetched £19,000 today at an auction in Shropshire.

Despite the sandals being auctioned off in 'poor condition', the footwear fetched more than expected at Mullock's Auctioneers in Church Stretton.

The sandal's guide price was £10,000 to £15,000.

Thatcher's Falkland document auctioned for £5,500

Margaret Thatcher at San Carlos cemetery on the Falkland Islands Credit: PA Archive

The original telex message signed by Margaret Thatcher to signify victory in the Falklands, has today fetched £5,500 at an auction in Church Stretton, Shropshire.

The document states: " The Falkland Islands are once more under the government desired by their inhabitants. God Save the Queen."

It was predicted to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000.



Osborne speaks about 'overwhelming' Thatcher funeral

George Osborne has said that he had found the funeral of Baroness Thatcher an "overwhelming" occasion.

The Chancellor was caught on camera wiping away tears during the service last week at St Paul's Cathedral, said it had been "a very, very powerful and emotional" event.

Watch: George Osborne sheds tears at Thatcher's funeral

"I welled up a bit because I thought it was a very emotional and moving occasion and at times overwhelming," he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

"I think it was a fitting tribute to someone's life and in a sense a great State occasion as well.

The combination of the sermon and the music and so on made for a very, very powerful and emotional moment."

George Osborne pictured at Baroness thatcher's funeral.
George Osborne pictured at Baroness thatcher's funeral. Credit: Christopher Furlong/WPA Rota/Press Association Images

Mr Osborne appeared uncomfortable when presenter John Humphrys tried to press him on whether he was the sort of person who does weep occasionally.

"Well, I was caught on camera so I can't deny that it (happened)," he said.

"Occasionally I get a tear in my eye, sometimes just when I listen to the Today programme headlines, but on this occasion it was a much more moving moment."

Read more: Softer side of the Iron Lady revealed in biography

Margaret Thatcher's biography goes on sale

Margaret Thatcher died aged 87 Credit: PA

Margaret Thatcher's official biography will be published today. It reveals how the former Prime Minister plotted to defeat the coal miners from the day she took office.

The details are disclosed in Margaret Thatcher, The Authorised Biography - Volume One: Not For Turning, written by former Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore.

Lady Thatcher died on April 8. She was born and raised in Grantham, Lincolnshire.


The funeral of Baroness Thatcher, full report

Her controversial policies caused riots and divided the country.

At the funeral of Baroness Thatcher earlier today, the Bishop of London spoke of her 'storm of a life'.

Dignitaries from across the world and MPs from across the political divide were at the service to hear tributes for the grocer's daughter who was born in Grantham.

She rose through the ranks to become Britain's longest-serving, and only female Prime Minister.

Keith Wilkinson looks back on a historic day.

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