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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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Baroness Thatcher was honoured with a ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in the presence of the Queen and dignitaries.
If there were protests, they certainly did not disrupt Baroness Thatcher's funeral nor sully what was indisputably a dignified farewell.
The National Secretary of the National Union of Mineworks, Chris Kitchen, shares his thoughts of Margaret Thatcher's legacy.