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Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has passed away today at the age of 87 after a stroke.

Thatcher was the first Prime Minister of the UK and was in office for 11 years, making her the longest standing PM of the UK in the 20th Century.

She is most known for privatising state-owned industries as well as the conflict over the Falkland Islands in 1982 in which relations between the UK and Argentina became strained. She also introduced the rule that over 7’s at school could no longer receive free milk, earning Thatcher the nickname ‘milk snatcher’.

Her funeral will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral with full military honours.

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