After midday tribute, public invited to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm to create ‘beacon of remembrance’
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A year to the day after it was first plunged into lockdown, Britain has paused to remember more than 126,000 people who have died of Covid, and to reflect on 12 extraordinary and devastating months.
At noon, a minute’s silence was observed to remember the dead and think of the hundreds of thousands still struggling with the disease’s after-effects, and the many millions grieving lost loved ones.