The North West has been paying tribute to the former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, who's died at the age of 95.
As soon as news of his death was announced last night, the messages of sympathy and love for the man known as 'Madiba' started flowing in television interviews and on social media sites.
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.
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."
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 ".
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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
– Mayor Joe Anderson
“Our thoughts are with Nelson Mandela’s family and friends at this sad time.
“He conquered apartheid against all the odds. His release from prison and subsequent election as President was a symbol of hope, and proof that good always overcomes evil.
“His legacy will live on forever. He is, rightly, an inspiration to us all.”
Warrington peace campaigner Colin Parry OBE who lost his son in the IRA bombing in the 1990's tweeted following the death of Nelson Mandela.