MPs to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons

MPs will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons today. Question time has been suspended and instead Speaker John Bercow will make an opening address, followed by words from David Cameron and other party leaders.

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Premier League pays tribute to Mandela before kick-off

A minute's applause has been held in honour of former South African president Nelson Mandela ahead of the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United.

The former South African president died at the of 95 on Thursday.

All Premier League and Scottish League games will pay a similar tribute this afternoon.

Manchester United players hold a minutes appluads in memory of Nelson Mandela before kick-off. Credit: PA Wire
Manchester United and Newcastle United players during the minute's applause. Credit: PA Wire

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