How Baroness Thatcher planned her own funeral and chose the hymn played at Princess Diana"s funeral "I Vow To Thee, My Country"

How Baroness Thatcher planned her own funeral and chose the hymn played at Princess Diana’s funeral ‘I Vow To Thee, My Country'Baroness believed to have begun preparations eight years agoThe service will be held at St Paul's Cathedral next Wednesday By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 01:04 GMT, 13 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 13 April 2013 Baroness Margaret Thatcher is believed to have begun plans for her funeral eight years ago Even from the grave, Baroness Thatcher has managed to rule how her own funeral will be conducted. The former prime minister meticulously planned how the farewell service will run – from the singing to who gives the readings

Peter Hitchens: Killed on his way to church, the latest victim of smug "liberals"

Peter Hitchens: Killed on his way to church, the latest victim of smug 'liberals' | UPDATED: 03:39 GMT, 30 December 2012 Alan Greaves, 68, from Sheffield, who died after being brutally attacked on his way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve Those of us who know what is going on in this country are often derided by smug, wealthy Londoners. They accuse us of ‘moral panic’ and of exaggerating the breakdown of our society. I ask these complacent people to consider the terrible death of Alan Greaves, attacked on Christmas Eve itself

Sherwood Park Community Primary School"s entire governing body forced to resign after spending 6,000 of public funds on headteacher"s…

Primary school's entire governing body forced to resign after spending 6,000 of public funds on headteacher's farewell BBQ Governing body resigned over 'financial irregularity' relating to the partyVicar Rev Brian Stephen Senior among ten governors who stepped downSurprise party marked end of Keith Marden's 25-year tenure as head | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 14 December 2012 Enlarge Farewell: Headteacher Keith Marden said he had nothing to do with the organising of his farewell party that cost 6,000 The entire governing body of a poorly performing school that blew 6,000 of its budget on a headteacher's leaving party has resigned over 'financial irregularity'. Parents and politicians condemned the decision to use money from the ailing budget at Sherwood Park Community Primary School in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on the summer send-off for Keith Marden

Sir Patrick Moore dies at 89: Broadcaster passed away peacefully at home with close friends and his cat Ptolemy

A big party (at his request) as Patrick Moore dies, aged 89: Broadcaster passed away peacefully at home with close friends and his cat Ptolemy Broadcaster 'passed away peacefully' at his home in West SussexMonocle-wearing Sir Patrick died after failing to fight an infectionQueen guitarist Brian May pays tribute to 'dear friend and a kind of father figure to me' | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 10 December 2012 In the event of his death, the astronomer was clear about what he wanted. He would not have a funeral, but a party – ‘Quite a show.

Kate Middleton pregnant: Could Royal baby make wedding anniversary present? Birth could be as soon as April (so now we know what Wills and Kate were…

Could Royal baby make wedding anniversary present Birth could be as soon as April (so now we know what Wills and Kate were REALLY doing after topless photos were published)Baby can't have been conceived in France where topless photos were takenAs Duchess is less than 12 weeks pregnant, the baby could have been conceived during Kate and William's tour of the Far East in mid-September | UPDATED: 22:31 GMT, 3 December 2012 The Duke and Duchess could be welcoming their new baby as early as the end of April, marking the second anniversary of their marriage.