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'People will remember the lack of dignity shown'

More than 2,300 guests will attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral today, including 50 Falklands Veterans.

Speaking to Daybreak, Falklands veteran Simon Weston said: "Whatever else goes on and whatever people want to say about today somebody's died."

He added, "we're talking about somebody who is dead, it's not going to affect her a single jot, all people will remember is the lack of dignity that we have shown."


Simon Weston pulls out of Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Falklands War veteran Simon Weston has announced he is no longer pursuing the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales.

The 50-year-old, who planned to stand as an independent candidate in the elections on November 15, broke the news via his Twitter account.

Forty-one police force areas in Wales and England outside London will elect a Police and Crime Commissioner.

Duties for the post will include setting priorities for the force, deciding how to spend the police budget and hiring the Chief Constable.

Essex Police apologise for offensive remark

Simon Weston was badly burned in the 1982 Falklands conflict. Credit: ITV News Wales

Welsh Falklands veteran Simon Weston has received an apology from Essex Police after an officer posted offensive remarks about him on Facebook. The force said the officer has been disciplined and the incident referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.