Sculptor Douglas Jennings has made a statue of the late former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, which is being erected in her home town. Photograph: Douglas Jennings/PA Wire.

Plans for a statue of “divisive figure” Margaret Thatcher to be erected in the former British prime minister’s home town have been approved despite va(...)

Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died five years ago. In the 1940s, the then Margaret Hilda Roberts gained a degree in chemistry from Oxford University.  Photograph: PA Wire

Margaret Thatcher was a deeply divisive figure during her lifetime and remains so five years after her death. News this week that Britain’s first fem(...)

American flag diamond, sapphire, and ruby ring by Bulgari, estimated at $5,000-$8,000

Christie’s has announced a series of auctions next month in New York of items from “The Private Collection of President and Mrs Ronald Reagan” – the 4(...)

Margaret Thatcher: the packed auction in central London  attracted telephone and online bids from 41 countries worldwide.   Photograph:  © Bettmann/CORBIS

In May 1979, arriving at No 10 Downing Street as Britain’s first woman prime minister, Mrs Thatcher famously quoted the prayer attributed to St Franci(...)

Guests arrive for the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral, central London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Royalty, dignitaries and admirers from all walks of life paid their final respects to Margaret Thatcher today in the grandest funeral for a Br(...)

A woman poses behind a sign displaying the message 'Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead!' as she celebrates the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Brixton last week. Photograph: Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images

'Ding Dong', the song which critics of Margaret Thatcher had hoped would top the British singles chart, reached number two this week. As(...)

Mark Thatcher speaks to the press outside the home of former British Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher  in London last week. Photograph: Gerry

A single, half-muffled bell will toll as the funeral cortege draws up to St Paul’s. Fourteen Chelsea Pensioners will line the steps as t(...)

Mark Thatcher speaks to the press outside the home of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The son of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher said his mother would have been “humbled” to know the Queen will attend her funeral,(...)

Tessa Phillips, who worked at the Finchley Conservative office between 1977 and 2009, signs a book of condolence at the party headquarters in Finchley yesterday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Operation True Blue got under way yesterday as a special British cabinet office committee was set up to co-ordinate the log(...)

Martin McGuinness tweeted: “Resist celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher. She was not a peacemaker but it is a mistake to allow her death to poison our minds.” Photograph: Reuters/David Moir

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has urged republicans to “resist” the temptation to celebrate the death of the former (...)

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