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Tricolore flying at half-mast at Northampton Guildhall

The Tricolore at half-mast outside Northampton's Guildhall Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Tricolore flag can be seen flying at half-mast outside the Guildhall in Northampton.

It's one of many places in our region to show solidarity with France in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks on 13th November.

People gathered for a minute silence at 11am with the British and French flag flying side by side.

The Guildhall, Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia
A minute silence was held at 11am Credit: ITV News Anglia

Candle lit vigil to take place in Essex for Paris victims

A candle lit vigil will take place at 6pm tonight at the University of Essex in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night.

Hundreds are expected to attend the event in 'Square 3' at the campus in Wivenhoe near Colchester.

It's been organised in honour of the lives lost in attacks carried out by terrorists in Paris, but also Lebanon and Baghdad.

"These truly barbaric acts have shocked everyone. A great number of the French students had family in Paris, some in the 10-11th arrondissement. To my knowledge, they are yet to know any of the deceased."

– Student spokesperson

Senior lecturers will join students and readings will be done from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to remind everyone of its fundamental values.


French flag at half mast in Colchester

The flag flies at half mast in Colchester, home of victim Nick Alexander Credit: ITV News Anglia

The French flag is flying at half mast in Colchester, after one of its own were killed in the Paris attacks

36 year old Nick Alexander was the Bataclan concert hall, where he was selling band merchandise, when the gunmen opened fire.

Credit: ITV News Anglia


Tributes paid to Paris victim Nick Alexander

Since his death in the Paris attacks was confirmed yesterday, friends have been posting tributes to Nick Alexander. The 36 year old had been working at the Bataclan Theatre when gunmen opened fire.

His girlfriend Polina Buckley posted pictures of the pair together, saying she was 'completely crushed and heartbroken'.

Polina Buckley posted her tributes online Credit: Polina Buckley/Facebook

3 years ago on this day I met you on the corner of East 15th and Irving Pl. I fell in love the moment I laid eyes on you. This was the most loving, passionate and eventful relationship I've ever experienced. You were my everything. My lover, my best friend, my soulmate.

I am completely crushed and heartbroken right now. I will miss you terribly. Sleep tight, my sweet prince. I will always love you

– Polina Buckley, girlfriend

Joe Trohman, guitarist for rock band Fall Out Boy, tweeted Nick was 'a great guy'.

While Matthew Leone, the bass player for Madina Lake, said Nick was 'a treasured part of our family'.

Tens of thousands of pounds raised in memory of Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander was shot dead in the Bataclan Theatre in Paris Credit: Family Photo

A fundraising page has been set up to honour Nick Alexander - the Colchester man shot dead in the Paris attacks. So far it's raised more than $40,000 (£26,000).

The GoFundMe memorial was started by one of Mr Alexander's friend to help his family with funeral costs. But so many donations flooded in the money will now help more families of victims

More than a thousand people have donated online Credit: GoFundMe

On the site friend Miguel Benavidesor wrote "tonight raise a glass to the memory of Nick Alexander a guy doing a simple job of touring with a band and selling t-shirts going new places and making new friends. Here is to you my friend may you and the others from this tragic event find peace."

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