Lincolnshire tributes are being made to former South African President Nelson Mandela who has died at the age of 95.
Mr Mandela, who was being watched over at home with round-the-clock care since September after battling a three-month long lung infection, died at home on Thursday.
Tributes have already started pouring in from across the world.
Prime Minster David Cameron has asked for the flag at No10 to be flown at half mast, calling him a "hero of our time" on social media.
Bardney Councillor Charles Shaw, Chairman of Lincolnshire Federation of local Liberal Democrat Constituencies, said: “A great man has passed away and great things will be said.
"Nelson Mandela's greatness lay in this recognition of the needs of all people for equality and freedom."
Councillor Rosie Kirk, who represents Birchwood on the City of Lincoln Council, Tweeted: "Very sad to hear the news about Nelson Mandela - an inspiration to the world.
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
Mr Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994, earning the respect of millions by fighting against racism.
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