Margaret Thatcher 'fine' after bladder operation

Former prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher was admitted to hospital yesterday and is expected to be kept in overnight tonight after having a growth removed from her bladder.

The 87-year-old is said to be doing "absolutely fine", according to her spokeswoman.

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Thatcher in hospital for Xmas

Medical staff treating Baroness Thatcher say she is in "good spirits" as she recovers from minor surgery, but is expected to celebrate Christmas in hospital. A spokeswoman for the 87-year-old said there is no change in her condition this afternoon.