Northants claps for carers for the second time

Lots of you sent us videos of your neighbourhoods clapping

Northamptonshire joined in the national Clap for our Carers event last night for the second week in a row.

Lots of you shared videos of your neighbourhoods joining in and children getting involved.

We've put some of these clips together which you can watch above. Thank you to everyone who sent us videos, you can see all of them in the comments of our status from last night.

Lots of people joined in Clap for our Carers again last night. This photo was sent by reader Philip Cuthbert in Raunds

The UK's appreciation of the NHS as our healthcare workers tackle the COVID-19 pandemic has been heard loudly and clearly during the weekly rounds of applause.

However many professionals in the health service are calling for more personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them safe as they treat patients and for more testing of staff.

A shortage of PPE is leaving healthcare professionals at risk of contracting COVID-19 from patients.

Seven health care professionals have died after contracting coronavirus.

They are nurses Aimee O'Rourke and Aeema Nasreen, mental health nurse Thomas Harvey, and doctors Dr Alfa Sa'adu, Dr Amged El-Hawrani, Dr Habib Zaidi, and Dr Adil El Tayar.