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A statement posted on the Nelson Mandela Foundation website reads:
– Nelson Mandela Foundation
We know all South Africans and indeed the world join us in this profound sense of loss and sadness on the death of our beloved Founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences are with the Mandela Family and friends at this time.
Let us stand together now and in the days ahead, and do what needs to be done to honour with dignity Tata Madiba.
We know you share with many of us the same passionate wish to see Nelson Mandela’s legacy being kept alive and made available to the world.
His legacy lives on in all of us – it is in our hands now.
Many train services are still facing delays and cancellations as a result of the extreme weather. The companies affected include:
- Virgin Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- First Hull Trains
- Great Anglia
- East Midlands Trains
- East Coast
- London Midland
- Northern Rail
- Grand Central
- Arriva Trains Wales
A Royal Marine convicted of murdering an injured insurgent in Afghanistan is to be sentenced this morning.
Sgt Alexander Blackman, whose names was made public yesterday by judges, faces a life term.
Former England captain David Beckham has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, whom he met while on international duty in South Africa in 2003.
Writing on his Facebook page, Beckham said: "My heart goes out to the people in South Africa and Mr Mandela's family.
"We have lost a true gentleman and a courageous human being. It was truly an honor to have known a man who had genuine love for so many people. Rest in peace."
The Chancellor has rejected Labour's accusation that voters were £1,600 worse off a year under the Coalition, insisting the austerity programme had kept interest rates down and allowed him to freeze petrol duty and to increase the personal tax allowance.
"Ultimately, the folk who are just about to go out to work, they understand that having a job and having low interest rates are incredibly important to them and their families," George Osborne told Daybreak.
The Coalition was able to "take further action" to keep the lost of living down by freezing fuel duty, increase the personal tax free allowance and take young people out of jobs tax.
Beach huts in the small Suffolk town of Southwold appear to have taken a battering in the high wind and seas last night.
Sad looking beach huts this morning. http://t.co/eNJyhEWJ6r
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Emergency services across the Anglia region say the emergency response to the floods has gone, but warn the danger is not yet over.
The risk of flooding remains at high tide today, particularly in areas that have already suffered flood damage.