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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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Thatcher funeral plans underway at St Paul's

The massive security operation planned for Baroness Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday is already being put in place at St Paul's Cathedral.

A lorry with huge steel road barriers waits close to St Paul's Cathedral ahead of Baroness Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday. Credit: PA

Huge steel road and pedestrian barriers were among the materials transported to the site today, as construction workers began erecting a ring of security around the site

A fork-lift driver unloads steel road barriers that will be used in the ring of security around St. Paul's for Baroness Thatcher's funeral. Credit: PA

More than 2,000 politicians, dignitaries and celebrities are expected to head to the church from as early as 9am on Wednesday, ahead of the 11am service.

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