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Margaret Thatcher recovering from operation

Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher is recovering in hospital after having a growth removed from her bladder.

She is understood to have undergone a minor operation to remove the growth.

The former prime minister's spokeswoman said Baroness Thatcher is doing "absolutely fine".

The 87-year-old, who has suffered from ill health in recent years, was admitted on Thursday and is expected to be kept in hospital overnight.

Chris Mason reports.

  • 21 Dec 2012