MALDON District Council has expressed their condolences following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Council Chairman Mark Heard said: "The councillors and officers of Maldon District Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

"Our thoughts are with Her Majesty and all of the Royal Family at this sad time." 

To mark the occation, the Union flags at the council offices, Promenade Park, and Riverside Park have been lowered to half-mast.