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People across the North West show appreciation for NHS

Millie from Salford used tealights to show her appreciation of the health service. Credit: Joanne Ferguson

Tonight people across the North West and the whole UK have been giving health workers and carers a round of applause.

At 8pm people were asked to go to their front doors, gardens and balconies to show appreciation for the work of healthcare officials during the coronavirus pandemic.

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This was the scene on one street in Liverpool as people gathered in doorways along the street to show their appreciation.

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One street in Fleetwood held their own concert with one resident changing the words to Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline".

A Manchester-based film company has re-edited one of its videos to encourage people to 'stay at home' during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Gate has changed parts of a musical video it made in 2015 to thank the National Health Service for their commitment around Christmas.

The film features the likes of Johnny Vegas and Shaun Ryder and has been re-purposed ahead of tonight's #ClapfortheNHS campaign at 8pm.

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The Gateโ€™s CEO, Simon Lewis, who was also behind the video campaign to get the NHS choir to number 1 in 2015, said: "Now, more than ever before, we need to let all of those in and around the NHS how much we appreciate them and help reinforce the #StayAtHomeSaveLives message."

Earlier today Greater Manchester Police showed their appreciation for their fellow emergency service by having rounds of applause in their stations.

At Liverpool ONE shop fronts and stairways were lit blue to show appreciation for health workers.

Credit: Liverpool ONE

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