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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.

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Security measures announced for Thatcher funeral

Police have dealt with protests outside St Paul's Cathedral, including Occupy London, in recent years. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

Scotland Yard has said it will use a "range of security measures in line with the current threat level" to ensure safety at Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

Officers will be deployed along the funeral cortege's route as it is driven to St Paul's Cathedral next Wednesday, with road closures in place.

A team of reserve officers will stand by "ready to respond if needed to events anywhere in London", Commander Christine Jones of the Metropolitan Police Service said.

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