HEREFORDSHIRE paused for a few moments last night as people took to their doorsteps and streets to applaud NHS staff and other key workers.

While some of us stay at home, workers on the frontline continue to battle the coronavirus outbreak.

In a humble act, clapping, car horns and the banging of saucepans could be heard around Herefordshire at 8pm on Thursday evening as the UK paid its thanks to key workers.

From Kington to Bromyard and Leominster to Ross-on-Wye, residents showed their thanks with the simple, but touching, tribute.

Of those to take part and share their thoughts on social media was Jane Hicks, who said: "Nice to see a few in St Martin’s Street and Avenue tonight. Hopefully more will join next week."

Organisers of the #ClapForOurCarers initiative hope that will become a weekly event, with comments suggesting more people had taken part this week compared to last Thursday.

Julian Greenway, who lives in Kings Meadow, Wigmore, said: "We support our NHS, support and careworkers, and all other keyworkers."

Joe Duncan in Madley said: "Our house of 12 out clapping again to all the other carers out there doing the same as us, and also again another clap to the NHS workers.

Elizabeth Clark said: "Awesome in Warncombe Link (Hereford). Lots of lovley clapping and saucepan banging."

The emergency services also joined in, with fire crews in Bromyard and Kington also joining in.