US presidential candidate Mitt Romney referred to Margaret Thatcher, who was born in Lincolnshire, as a "tower of strength in the cause of liberty" as the former prime minister celebrated her 87th birthday.
Baroness Thatcher marked yesterday's occasion by having lunch at Green's Restaurant and Oyster Bar in London's exclusive St James's district with her son Mark and his wife.
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Further showers or longer spells of rain for many tonight, heavy at times, particularly over the hills.
Further blustery showers are likely through the night, with these heaviest and most numerous towards the west.