Tributes paid to Nelson Mandela

Tributes are being paid from the region to the late Nelson Mandela

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  1. Border

Flags at half mast in respect for Mandela

The flag is flying at half mast Credit: ITV News Border

Kendal Town Hall's flag is flying at half mast in respect for the death of Nelson Mandela, and South Lakeland District Council has also lowered the flag on Ulverston Town Hall.

The flag at half mast Credit: ITV News Border

Leader of South Lakeland District Council, Peter Thornton, said:

"I've asked for our flags to fly at half-mast to mark the passing of a statesman whose reach extended far beyond politics."


  1. National

McCartney: Mandela 'the greatest man I never met'

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.

Sir Paul McCartney. Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

"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 ".


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