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Sir Paul McCartney has said Nelson Mandela "was one of the great men of all time" and he wished they had met.
Sir Paul said: "I particularly admired his lack of bitterness towards his jailers, which I think set the tone for South Africa's transition to democracy.
"I never actually got to meet him although I wished I could have done and, in fact, I would say he is the greatest man I never met ".
Flags were flown at half mast and a book of condolance was opened at Liverpool Town Hall to mark the death of Nelson Mandela
The Nobel Prize Winner was awarded the Freedom of the city in 1994, shortly after he became President of South Africa:
Cllr Gary Millar, Lord Mayor of Liverpool
A suspected drug trafficker who featured in the Operation Captura ‘unlucky thirteen’ campaign has been arrested in The Netherlands.
Ian Stanton, aged 42, from Liverpool, was captured at a house in Rotterdam by the Dutch Police.
Stanton, who is wanted by the National Crime Agency, is allegedly involved in a conspiracy to supply more than 400 kilos of cocaine. The drugs were found in May hidden in a container of frozen Argentinean beef.
Extradition proceedings are now underway.
Wendy Parry, whose 12-year-old son Tim was killed alongside three-year-old Johnathan Ball in the Warrington bombing, has received an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
A further 56 people were injured by two bombs put in litter bins the day before Mothering Sunday on March 20, 1993. No warning was given and nobody has ever been prosecuted.
Mrs Parry, who set up the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace with husband Colin, has been awarded the OBE in the year that marks the 20th anniversary of the attack.
A care home worker has been jailed after she stole wedding rings from a pensioner suffering from dementia and pawned them for just £54.
Sally Murphy, 37, was given a 12-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to theft at Manchester Crown Court.
Murphy prised three rings from the wedding finger of 88-year-old Joyce Reeves, whom she was caring for at the Marion Lauder House residential care home in Wythenshawe.
Joyce Reeves died several weeks after the thefts from an unrelated cause.
Ms Reeves' family said "these rings held great sentimental value", describing the theft as "extremely cruel."
The family of a man who died after being retrained by doormen in Manchester are challenging crown prosecutors for not bringing anyone to justice.
Relatives of Julian Webster have spent four years fighting to find out what happened.
An inquest ruled that the actions of the doormen was a "significant factor" in his death, but focused on an undiagnosed heart condition.
His mother can't believe claims there wasn't enough evidece to charge anyone:
Still can't believe it MADIBA is gone
God Bless the MADIBA family
Chris Coates has been out and about this morning in Morecambe and informs us that the area sustained little damage thanks to the sea wall built in 2000