Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, passed away last night and respects are being paid across the Midlands.
- A book of condolence has been opened for Nelson Mandela at Leicester Cathedral.
- Coventry Cathedral has opened a Book of Remembrance for Nelson Mandela in the new Cathedral and have placed a small memorial in the Ruins for people to pay their respects.
- Birmingham City Council has revealed that anyone wishing to pay tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela can do so by signing a book of condolence at the main entrance of the Council House in Victoria Square.
- Flags are also being flown at half mast in Nottingham and Derby.