Margaret Thatcher has died.
The former Prime Minister, latterly known as Baroness Thatcher, passed away at the age of 87 today after suffering a massive stroke.
Lord Bell announced the news to the press, saying: It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.
One of the twentieth century's most iconic political figures, Thatcher Britains first and only female Prime Minister held office from 1979 to 1990.
Tributes have been pouring in.
Lady Thatcher didn't just lead our country, she saved our country.
Downing Street has confirmed that she will be granted a ceremonial funeral with military honours. The service will be held at St Paul's Cathedral but, as per her wishes, she will not lay in state.
David Cameron will return home early from Spain, where he had been in the country for talks with EU leaders, this afternoon.
The Union flag in Downing Street is flying at half-mast in Baroness Thatcher's honour, as is the flag at Buckingham Palace.
Floral tributes are being left outside her central London home, although it has been confirmed that she died at The Ritz, where she had been staying since December.