FIREFIGHTERS at Trowbridge fire station have paid tribute to those who lost their lives from the Covid-19 coronavirus.

They took part in a minute's silence at 12 noon on Tuesday to pay their respects and mark a year since the first lockdown began.

The firefighters were not wearing masks as they kept a safe distance from their colleagues and were all within their social bubble.

The minute's silence was held to remember the 126,000-plus victims of Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

People were also encouraged to stand outside their doorsteps at 8pm on Tuesday with lights on as part of a national day of reflection.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the "great spirit" of the country.

The latest figures show that weekly coronavirus deaths in England and Wales are at their lowest level since October as the nationwide vaccination programme rolls out.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 126,172 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for Covid-19.

Up to 147,681 people who have died in the UK have had Covid-19 mentioned on their death certificate.