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Harland & Wolff shipyard horn 'to be heard across Belfast' to honour NHS and frontline workers

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The Harland & Wolff cranes

The Harland & Wolff cranes

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The Harland & Wolff cranes

The Harland & Wolff shipyard horn is set to sound this evening to honour the efforts of NHS and other frontline workers.

According to the Unite union, Harland & Wolff workers will sound the shipyard horn for a minute at 8pm tonight to show their appreciation and that of workers across Northern Ireland for frontline NHS staff and those working to sustain other frontline services in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The union says "the shipyard horn has not been sounded properly in 20 years and is the loudest siren in Belfast, it will be heard in all parts of the city" and that "the event will be livestreamed by participants".