Labour leader Ed Miliband described Margaret Thatcher as a "unique and towering figure" who "defined her age" during a warm tribute in the House of Commons. Speaking in front of busy, but not packed, Labour benches he said:
"Whatever your view of her, Margaret Thatcher was a unique and towering figure.
"I disagreed with much of what she did but I respect what her death means for many, many people who admired her and I honour her personal achievements.
"Today we also remember a prime minister who defined her age."
More top news
Springtime scarves rather than shorts this week, as Spring bounces off for the time being
A large shipment of cocaine has been seized from a boat intercepted at sea by the Royal Navy and Coastguard.
World Superbike champion and TV presenter joined thousands of other bikers at an event to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance.