Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) - 0938 GMT: Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie, from whom he separated in 1992 after his release from prison, has arrived to loud cheers. Big cheer for Raul Castro, President of Cuba, as he is presented -- also for members of the Mandela family. 0924 GMT: Supermodel Naomi Campbell is among those reportedly present to remember Mandela today. "Nelson Mandela has stood as a figure of strength, hope, freedom, selflessness and love, and I join everyone across the world in mourning his passing," she said.
London's Canary Wharf district has submitted plans to build 3,100 homes alongside the area's shiny skyscrapers, as its owners look to reduce the neighbourhood's reliance on the financial sector. The plans centre on a 20-acre site called Wood Wharf adjacent to the main estate, which Songbird Estates - majority owner of Canary Wharf group - wants to develop into a neighbourhood of homes, offices and shops and make the estate more appealing to a broader spectrum of tenants. Demand for office space from banks has dried up since the financial crisis and rents are still falling in some buildings in the City where some skyscraper floors are still empty. Technology and media firms have since taken over as the biggest source of demand for office space, and Canary Wharf hopes its latest plans will target both the firms and their workers.