A HAMPSHIRE borough is set to hold a minute's silence to mark one year since the first lockdown started.

Tomorrow at midday, Fareham Borough Council will join with people across the country in holding a minute's silence to mark a National Day of Reflection.

The silence will mark a year since the first national lockdown began and will give people a chance to reflect on those who have died due to the pandemic.

It is also hoped that people will help create a nationwide ‘beacon of remembrance’ on their doorsteps by shining phones, candles or torches into the sky at 8pm.

Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward, said: “This Day of Reflection is a chance to join together as a nation in a collective sense of loss, which I hope will be a source of comfort and support to those who are bereaved. As we fall silent, we will also be hoping for brighter times ahead.”