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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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Met Police releases planned road closures for funeral

The Metropolitan Police has released details of planned road closures for Baroness Thatcher's funeral tomorrow.

Met Police commander Christine Jones said the "highly experienced" force aimed to deliver a secure event.

Every operation that we deliver is based upon a thorough assessment of the potential risks, and then we plan the most effective ways to mitigate against them.

We wish to deliver our operation in a way that protects and secures, but does not intrude upon those people who wish to pay their respects.

We are hugely experienced in safely delivering high profile and ceremonial events in the Capital.

– Commander Christine Jones, MPS

On potential protests, Ms Jones said the right to demonstrate "must be upheld" but police had to balance that against the rights of those paying their respect.

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