Margaret Thatcher funeral

Lady Thatcher's funeral will take place next Wednesday, David Cameron has announced. It will be a ceremonial funeral with full military honours. Her body was removed from The Ritz hotel overnight.

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UKIP continue campaigning in the 'spirit' of Thatcher

UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said his party is continuing to campaign and is doing so in the 'spirit' of Margaret Thatcher.

He said: "If I think about the abiding memory of Margaret Thatcher it is indeed after the Brighton bomb.

"People had been killed, people were still in intensive care, but she insisted that not only did the conference continue, but she was going to be there on the platform at 9am the next morning. I think in that spirit we should continue campaigning."

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Alzheimer's Research UK mourn patron Margaret Thatcher

The Cambridgeshire based charity Alzheimer's Research UK have paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher.

Lady Thatcher became patron of the dementia research charity in 2001. Her daughter Carol revealed that her mother had been diagnosed with dementia in 2008.

Baroness Thatcher was patron of Alzheimer's Research UK Credit: PA wire

Rebecca Wood, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

“The loss of Baroness Thatcher will resonate across the world, but in particular with the 820,000 people living with dementia in the UK."

"That dementia could affect such a forceful personality is a lesson that this cruel condition does not discriminate. As Patron to Alzheimer’s Research UK, her support of our research could not have been more important, helping draw attention to a condition so frequently swept under the carpet."

“Thanks to Lady Thatcher, we have made inroads with our research to defeat dementia. The answers will come too late for her, but they will come, and this will be another important part of our collective memory of her life and work.”

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Maude: Thatcher funeral ‘should meet family needs’

The funeral of Baroness Thatcher should be in accordance with what her family wants, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said.

The family have been involved over a long period.

We’ve been concerned throughout that they should be involved and that the arrangements that are made – which obviously involve huge numbers of people and a wide range of organisations - should be in accordance with what the family themselves want.

Although people all around the world and particularly those who knew her well are feeling a loss today, the people who feel the greatest loss are clearly their family.

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