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    Lady Thatcher admitted to hospital


    by ODN


    Baroness Thatcher has been admitted to hospital for checks after failing to recover from an infection.

    The former Tory prime minister was forced to withdraw from a Downing Street reception to mark her 85th birthday last week after coming down with flu.

    Friends said she was still being troubled by the illness, and aides called in a doctor to assess her condition on Tuesday afternoon. She was taken from her home to hospital shortly afterwards.

    Conservative MP Gerald Howarth, a former aide to Lady Thatcher, said: "We all wish her well, and are sorry we did not see her last week."