1. James Mates

Thatcher's funeral to be televised next week

To the untrained eye, Margaret Thatcher's ceremonial funeral will not look very different to a state funeral.

On the evening before the funeral, her coffin will be taken to the Palace of Westminster for a short service.

On the day itself, it will be driven to St Clement Danes church in The Strand where it will be loaded on to the ceremonial gun carriage and drawn through streets lined by members of the armed services through to St Paul's Cathedral.

The funeral service will be fully televised.

Afterwards the coffin will be taken to south west London where Baroness Thatcher will be cremated.

So far we do not have an exact date for the service but it is likely to be held on Thursday or Friday next week.