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Thursday 18 September 2014

Margaret Thatcher dies aged 87 following stroke

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Visit to Northern Ireland.  Hands across the counter as the Prime Minister margaret Thatcher shakes habds with shoppers during a tour of Belfast City centre.   28/5/1981
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Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Visit to Northern Ireland. Hands across the counter as the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher shakes hands with shoppers during a tour of Belfast City centre. 28/5/1981 BELFAST TELEGRAPH ARCHIVE
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Visit to Northern Ireland.  14/11/1975
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Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Visit to Northern Ireland. 14/11/1975 BELFAST TELEGRAPH ARCHIVE
Library filer dated 8/6/1988 of Margaret Thatcher standing in the shell of London's old Battersea power station, when she renamed the site 'The Battersea'. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 8, 2013. Baroness Thatcher died this morning following a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell said. See PA story DEATH Thatcher. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
Library filer dated 8/6/1988 of Margaret Thatcher standing in the shell of London's old Battersea power station, when she renamed the site 'The Battersea'. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 8, 2013. Baroness Thatcher died this morning following a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell said. See PA story DEATH Thatcher. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire

Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died following a stroke.

Her spokesman Lord Bell confirmed that Mrs Thatcher died this morning.

She was 87.

Lord Bell said: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.

"A further statement will be made later."

In a statement on the Downing Street Twitter feed, David Cameron said: "It was with great sadness that l learned of Lady Thatcher's death. We've lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton."

Sir Bernard Ingham, who was Baroness Thatcher's chief press secretary when she was prime minister, told the Press Association: "It's a very sad day. We have lost the outstanding peacetime prime minister of the 20th century.

"She was the perfect prime minister - she knew what she wanted to do, and did it.

"Her 11 years were quite outstanding, and raised the standing of Britain in the world, and changed the nature of Britain itself."

 

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