Former British PM Thatcher recovering in hospital
Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was said to be feeling "a lot brighter" in hospital Saturday as she recovers from a bout of flu.
The 1980s premier, who has been in frail health for a number of years, was admitted to a west London hospital for tests on Tuesday.
"She is a lot brighter. She is sitting up in a chair in her own room now," a spokesman for Thatcher said.
"I think we are still going to be here for several days yet just to make sure."
Thatcher was forced to miss a planned 85th birthday party at Downing Street on October 14 due to her illness.
Known as the "Iron Lady", Thatcher was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the only woman to serve as premier.
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