Blackburn 'won't hold minute's silence for Thatcher'

BBC sports reporter Ben Smith has said Blackburn Rovers will not hold a minute's silence for Lady Thatcher before Saturday's match, despite the former prime minister being an honorary vice-president at the club:

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I understand that Blackburn Rovers will now NOT hold a minute's silence for Mrs Thatcher on Saturday.

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Thatcher became an honorary vice president of Blackburn in 1998 but after talks today club will not mark her death.

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Thatcher's coffin in Parliament

The body of Baroness Thatcher is in a chapel inside the Houses of Parliament, where a service was held for MPs, peers and parliamentary staff. Her funeral takes place today.