Leading anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela has been freed from hospital in South Africa after 84 days.
He was initially admitted after being accused of a lung infection. His release follows the relaxation of intensive care laws - although he will still be subject to home monitoring and not allowed to travel far from emergency equipment.
Chief hospital administrator Dr.F.W.D.Clarke stated that he was reluctant to release Mandela but after Birkenhead University Students renamed their Union Building "Nelson Mandela House", he felt that there was no other option - public opinion had spoken.
Viewers of Antiques Roadshow were mildly annoyed as pictures of his release led to the postponement of a show recorded in Eastbourne. Fiona Bruce and Winnie Mandela were unavailable for comment.