Baroness Thatcher's funeral

The reaction to the funeral of the former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

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Full Report: The region reacts to the death of Margaret Thatcher

The Durham Miners' Association has made a controversial decision to throw a party next Wednesday on the day of Baroness Thatcher's funeral.

The association says that it is honouring a promise made to its members in the 1980's, when Lady Thatcher was Prime Minister.

The decision comes as the debate continues to rage over Baroness Thatcher's political career and her impact on the region's coalmining industry.

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