The US is blessed with courageous friends. Happy Birthday to the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher - a tower of strength in the cause of liberty.
Writing on Twitter, Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, has praised Margaret Thatcher, who was born in Lincolnshire, as a "tower of strength in the cause of liberty".
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The rain will clear quickly this evening with blustery, locally heavy, showers following, merging at times into longer spells of rain.
Windy with outbreaks of showery rain, heavy at times, spreading east across the region this evening.
A major stretch of river in Warwickshire has burst its banks, causing severe flooding.