"We're allowed to do what we wish and what our members wish."

Members of the Durham Miners association have met to discuss how they will mark the day of Baroness Thatcher's funeral, which is set to take place next Wednesday.

Members from across County Durham said they would honour a promise they made in the 1980s - when the association was formed - to celebrate the death of the former Prime Minister, but denied accusations that the plans are in bad taste.

David Hopper, from Durham Miners' Association, told ITV News that they had received a lot of support for their plans.

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Baroness Thatcher's funeral

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