Hampshire firefighters will today pay tribute to two colleagues on the anniversary of their deaths after they died tackling a tower block blaze.

James Shears and Alan Bannon lost their lives seven years ago while tackling the fire in Shirley Towers.

Firefighters took around four hours to tackle the fire, which broke out in a double-storey two-bedroom maisonette on April 6, 2010.

Romsey firefighters will pause at 11am this morning to pay respect.

The hunt is still on the sentimental iPod stolen from Mr Bannon's daughter Abigail earlier this year.

Abigail was given her dad’s iPod nano which held all of his music and would listen to it when feeling sad, after he lost his life.

After reading about the theft, the Fire Brigade Union contacted the Echo, to offer the £1,000 reward.