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RNLI volunteers in Wells, Norfolk could have done with being rescued themselves after last night's record high tide sent waves crashing through the inside of their lifeboat station:
It is understood Prime Minister David Cameron is set to fly out to South Africa early next week to take part in a formal memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
Details of how tributes will be paid to the former South African president in the House of Commons on Monday are expected later today.
South African President Jacob Zuma has arrived at the home of the late Nelson Mandela to pay his respects.
Northern Powergrid, which supplied electricity to north-east England, said earlier that some 10,000 properties are without power:
(1/2) This morning, we still have approximately 10,000 properties affected. However, our engineers continue to work on this.
(2/2) We aim to restore the majority of supplies by late afternoon. We're sorry for this and we thank you for your patience.
People have been leaving flowers and tributes outside South Africa House in central London in memory of Nelson Mandela.
David Cameron wrote Nelson Mandela "will inspire generations to come" as he signed a book of condolence at South Africa House in London.
The Prime Minister wrote: "Your cause of fighting for freedom and against discrimination, your struggle for justice, your triumph against adversity - these things will inspire generations to come.
"And through all of this, your generosity, compassion and profound sense of forgiveness have given us all lessons to learn and live by."
He ended his message with the quote, "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God".
St Botolph's Church in Boston, Lincolnshire was affected by last night's flooding:
Prime Minister David Cameron said his abiding memory of Nelson Mandela was "his complete forgiveness, his total lack of malice" towards those who had imprisoned him.
Mr Cameron said the former South African president had "a wonderful sense of humour and a wonderful generous sense":