THE North-East joined the country in clapping for frontline NHS staff at 8pm, March 26, in an organised effort to show appreciation for their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Here are some scenes from across the region.

Langley Park Care Home, Durham, said:

"A massive effort made from us all here at Langley Park care home, part of Marton Care Homes, today to mark this important appreciation of all the key workers from the NHS Staff to the carers to the shop workers, delivery drivers, garages and construction workers, and anyone else at this difficult time.

"We are marking this occasion with the colour green for carers and blue balloons for NHS staff. Our bunting represents everyone who is out at work at this time, keeping us fed safe and looked after."

The Northern Echo:

In Hurworth people celebrated in the street:

Sedgefield saw similar scenes: 

In Sandyford, Newcastle:


Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, opposite the hospital: 

In Scotton, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire: 

In Washington, Tyne and Wear: 

In Hartlepool, a business tonight turned its building blue in tribute:

The Northern Echo:

Ian Willis, PR and marketing manager said: “As the nation pays tribute to the NHS workers this evening, we thought it was an appropriate time to show our thanks by turning our HQ blue in support of everyone who is going above and beyond the call of duty to keep us all safe.

"Everyone at Utility Alliance is grateful for what the NHS staff and other key workers are doing during these unprecedented times, and while this is only a small gesture it is our way of saying thank you.

"Our building will remain blue for the duration of this pandemic, and we look forward to the day when everything returns to normal.”

Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, saw people in their gardens clapping:

The Northern Echo:

The Northern Echo:

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This two-year-old was clapping for the NHS with his mum, in Consett, Co Durham:


Residents in Redhall, Darlington, also showed their respects: