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BEAT THE WEEK: Amanda Thatcher, Vince Cable And One Direction

19/04/2013 12:44 BST
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Amanda Thatcher, the granddaughter of late British former prime minister Margaret Thatcher leave her late grandmother's house in central London on April 16, 2013. Margaret Thatcher's coffin was taken to Britain's Houses of Parliament, allowing lawmakers to pay their last respects to the former prime minister ahead of her funeral. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIE (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

It's been a tragic week in the US after the Boston Marathon bombings shook communities and prompted an outpouring of grief.

As events unfolded in Watertown early on Friday morning, London marathon runners pledged solidarity ahead of Sunday's event and to run with their "hands over hearts" in memory of all those injured.

Margaret Thatcher's funeral also dominated the news, with protestors and anti-Thatcher parties demonstrating the Iron Lady had lost none of her power, proving as divisive in death as in life.

Amanda Thatcher, the former PM's granddaughter, reminded us of the woman behind the policies, impressing the congregation with a composed reading.

With such dramatic headlines, it would have been easy to miss the lighter side of what went on.

Did you miss who Vince Cable decided to call 'gross and immoral'? And why was one of Britain's most reviled politicians spotted crying?

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