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North West thanks all keyworkers for keeping the country going

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People across the North West have been applauding all of the region's 'keyworkers' for keeping the country going during the UK lockdown.

Last week there were amazing scenes as the nation came together to thank NHS staff and carers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tonight people such as teachers, shop workers, binmen and delivery drivers were also thanked for everything that they are doing during the current crisis.

ITV encouraged people to go outside - whilst keeping a safe distance - and show their appreciation for keyworkers by pausing all programming at 8pm.

Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive at ITV, said: "ITV is joining the rest of the country in thanking everyone in the NHS and carers who are doing such a vital and fantastic role - so we will pause our programming at 8pm to applaud the heroes within the NHS for the remarkable efforts they are making, and raise as much money for NHS charities as we can thanks to our viewersโ€™ generosity."

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Videos have been sent in from across the North West showing how people have been thanking the region's key workers.

People have been applauding, cheering and even banging pots and pans together from their gardens, windows, balconies and driveways.

Here are a selection of just some of them:

There was an amazing tribute from Greater Manchester Police in Bolton.

A fleet of squad cars went to the Royal Bolton Hospital so that officers in the town could show their appreciation for NHS staff there.

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