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South West servicemen among pallbearers at funeral

Servicemen from Cornwall and Somerset were among the pallbearers at Baroness Thatcher's funeral in London today.

The body of Britain's first woman Prime Minister was escorted to St Paul's Cathedral with full military honours.

In Sidmouth, people gathered at the Conservative Club to pay their respects, but in death as in life, Margaret Thatcher proved divisive with questions asked about the cost of her funeral.

Jonathan Gibson reports:

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West Country MPs pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher

Sarah Wollaston, the Conservative MP for Totnes and Hugo Swire, the MP for East Devon, both took to Twitter to give their reactions to the news of Margaret Thatchers death.

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So sad to hear of the death of Baroness Thatcher. An exceptional woman & great Briton. We should be proud of our Iron Lady

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Very sad about Margaret Thatcher but what a life. Hugely privileged to have known her.

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