Details of a love triangle involving the future husband of Baroness Thatcher's sister have been disclosed in the biography of the Iron Lady.
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The Queen led mourners at the ceremonial funeral of Baroness Thatcher in St Paul's Cathedral today as thousands lined the streets of London.
William Hague's first attempt to enter politics was blackballed by then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, newly-released Government papers show.
Mrs Thatcher had been among those cheering the future Foreign Secretary when, as a 16-year-old schoolboy, he delivered a speech that took the Conservative Party conference by storm.
Mrs Thatcher was less impressed when - as a 21-year-old Oxford graduate - he tried to secure a prestigious posting as special adviser to the Chancellor.
Papers released by the National Archives at Kew, west London, show she angrily blocked the move, denouncing it as a "gimmick" and an "embarrassment" to her Government.
When senior Treasury official John Kerr requested approval for his appointment in a letter dated March 17 1983, Mrs Thatcher scrawled across the top in thick black ink, "No [triple underlined] - this is a gimmick and would be deeply resented by many who have financial-economic experience."
Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher made repeated attempts to get Jimmy Savile knighted - despite pleas from her concerned aides - it has been reported.
Previously unseen Cabinet Office documents from Lady Thatcher's premiership obtained by The Sun newspaper admit to advisers' "worries" about Savile being made a "Sir" against a backdrop of "unfortunate revelations" about his private life.
The television star was knighted for his services to charity in 1990.
One adviser's letter to the PM, published in The Sun today, stated: "Mr Savile is a strange and complex man."
It adds: "Fears have been expressed that Mr Savile might not be able to refrain from exploiting a knighthood in a way which brought the honours system into disrepute."
Only one voter in eight would support renaming a bank holiday "Margaret Thatcher Day" in honour of the late prime minister, a poll published today suggests.
The proposal was one of the most eye-catching ideas tabled by a group of Conservative backbenchers in their so-called "Alternative Queen's Speech".
However, it also proved to be the least popular - just 13% of those questioned in the poll for Tory donor Lord Ashcroft backed the move.
Also failing to win public support were proposals to allow employees to opt out of the minimum wage (backed by 23%), privatise the BBC (28%) and scrap the office of the Deputy Prime Minister (29%).
Some 2,013 adults were interviewed online between June 28 and 30 for the poll.
An anti-Margaret Thatcher protest song was performed at Glastonbury Festival today, just months after the former Prime Minister's death.
Elvis Costello, playing an afternoon set on the main Pyramid Stage, Costello introduced Tramp the Dirt Down by saying at the time he wrote it, many years ago, he thought everyone would have jetpacks by 2013.
The controversial song was broadcast as part of the BBC's coverage of the festival.
Costello, whose fans watching onstage included Mary McCartney and the Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, told the audience that while he would not wish dementia on anyone: "The things she did to this country are still being done today."
Tony and Cherie Blair have been given two of the dachshund puppies that gave comfort to Margaret Thatcher in her final hours, reports the Telegraph.
The Blairs are said to be acquiring the puppies that were among the new litter belonging to Baroness Thatcher’s former private secretary Lord Charles Powell.
Lord Powell showed Baroness Thatcher a video of the puppies on his iPad when he visited her at the Ritz Hotel in her final hours, and which he said prompted “her last smile”.
The puppies are owned by Lord Powell’s wife Carla, who helped deliver them two months ago, and the couple decided to give them away.
Lady Powell said Cherie agreed a month ago that she would take two of the litter and during Lady Thatcher's funeral they spoke again, according to reports.
In a statement the Cabinet Office said that the estimated costs for Lady Thatcher’s funeral ceremony are around £500,000.
This includes the costs incurred by St Paul’s Cathedral, the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign Office, the invitation printers, and staff overtime.
The provisional estimate of the direct policing and security costs for the funeral are around £1.1 million.
Baroness Thatcher's funeral cost the taxpayer an estimated £3.6 million - including £2 million "opportunity costs" for police who would have been on other duties on the day, Downing Street said today.
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.
"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."
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."