PEOPLE across Cumbria came out in force to give another round of applause to key workers in the front line of the fight against the Coronavirus.

On Thursday night residents were asked to stand at their doors windows and balconies at 8pm and give an ovation as part of the countrywide #clapforourcarers campaign.

The initiative started online and was staged because “during these unprecedented times they need to know we are grateful”- according to the organisers.

The first round of applause was on March 26 with many people in Carlisle and across Cumbria also taking part.

There was a party atmosphere in places like Carlisle's Housesteads Road with people showing their appreciation by dancing to music and clapping.

There was also people sounding their car horns and applauding in doorways in places like Newcastle Street.

Carlisle resident Daniel Smith who sounded his car horn at the time said: "It’s important to show our appreciation for all the NHS staff but also all staff working on the front line including all the emergency services, care workers, food retail staff, council staff and all other key workers currently working to keep the city moving and safe."

In another show of appreciation Carlisle City Council lit up the Civic Centre, on Rickergate, with a blue heart, to symbolise the NHS.

A spokeswoman said: "In advance of tonight, a big round of applause and massive thanks to all NHS staff, carers, volunteers, supermarket workers, businesses and key workers, including our dedicated city council staff, working to help people and support communities."

Fire crews from across Cumbria also took part.

Members of Whitehaven Fire Station stood outside their station to applaud while motorists went passed blaring their horns.

At West Carlisle Community Fire Station they put on a light display from their fire engine.