T-shirts bearing messages celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher have been removed from sale outside the TUC Congress after being described as "tasteless".

The shirts were being sold close to the conference hall in Brighton by the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre.

One showed a caricature puppet of the former prime minister, with the words: "Hey Ho The Witch is Dead."

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said the T-shirts were "tasteless and offensive", and they were removed from the stand.

Mugs bearing the words I Still Hate Thatcher were available from another stand at the conference.