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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Margaret Thatcher scheduled hair appointments every three days

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Workaholic Thatcher had high-up keep hairstyle Margaret Thatcher's immaculate hairdo took intensive efforts to perfect, with the late British prime minister having her bouffant reworked every three days on average, records showed. Her appointments diary for 1984, released yesterday by Britain's National Archive, showed she had 118 hair ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Boris Johnson says 'greed is good' in speech to honour Margaret Thatcher

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 12:51pm by AFP

    ... spelled out his vision of modern Thatcherism at a speech honouring the former prime minister. Delivering the Centre for Policy Studies' annual Margaret Thatcher lecture, Johnson called ... Thatcher's deregulation and privatisation policies sparked economic boom in 1980s Britain, followed by a 1990s recession. Addressing comparisons between himself and the former leader, who died ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Margaret Thatcher vetoed William's Hague's political bid

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Thatcher vetoed Hague's political bid An attempt to parachute British Foreign Secretary William Hague into an early political career at the age of 21 was rejected as a "gimmick" by former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, archives released yesterday revealed. Thatcher, who died in April aged 87, first saw Hague when he addressed ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Margaret Thatcher's remains moved to nursing home alongside husband's

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Thatcher's remains moved to Chelsea The ashes of late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher were laid to rest alongside the remains of her late ... was Britain's longestserving prime minister of the 20th century and its only female minister to date. A plaque bearing the simple inscription "Margaret Thatcher 1925 - 2013" was placed over ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Britain did a good job with Hong Kong for the world, said Margaret Thatcher (video)

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 07:46pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Margaret Thatcher?She's the one gave away Hong Kong to Beijing, a historical decision. — Harrington Zhang (@harringtonzhang) April 9, 2013 But an Italian news site said it best in its headline: “ Hong Kong, Margaret Thatcher’s weakness ”. Margaret Thatcher’s role in the lead up to the territory’s handover to Beijing was monumental. According to her critics, she let the colony ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Margaret Thatcher's funeral: the guest list

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 03:49pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London More than 2,000 global political figures, celebrities and even a couple of Margaret Thatcher’s old foes have been invited to her funeral in London ... the first time she has been at a former prime minister’s funeral since Winston Churchill died in 1965.- Several political giants of Thatcher’s Cold War era are unable to attend due to ill-health. ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    The life and times of Margaret Thatcher

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London A chronology of the life of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, who died on Monday aged 87: The path to power October 13, 1925: Margaret Hilda Roberts is born in Grantham, England. October 1943: Begins chemistry degree at Oxford University. December 13, 1951: Marries businessman Denis Thatcher. August 15, 1953: Birth ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    UK soccer fans need to thank Margaret Thatcher

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Thatcher, the soccer hater. What did she ever do for fans like you and me? Since news of Margaret Thatcher's death broke on Monday, the game has been sucked into the debate about the myriad ... into the discursive "Thatcher good, Thatcher bad" soup is how the game should mark her passing. England and Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton was among those calling for one of those ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    America has lost a 'true friend' in Thatcher: Obama

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington, Agence France-Presse in Berlin and London

    ... Reuters in Washington, Agence France-Presse in Berlin and London President Barack Obama mourned the late Margaret Thatcher on Monday, saying “America has lost a true friend” who ... Thatcher was an important ally to American leaders throughout the 1980s, developing close ties with Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. “With the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - MARGARET THATCHER

    Thatcher had troubled relations with UK sports

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 01:59pm by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Margaret Thatcher barely concealed her distaste for sports while serving as prime minister of Britain. Instead, she tried to use the athletic arena as a political weapon of sorts during the Cold War, and even took on the soccer establishment as violence at matches damaged the nation’s image. Video: Margaret Thatcher on Universal Suffrage in Hong ...




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