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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Annemarie Plas outside Downing Street yesterday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Annemarie Plas outside Downing Street yesterday

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Annemarie Plas outside Downing Street yesterday

Boris Johnson has led a nationwide clap for key workers on the NHS's 72nd anniversary, along with the woman who started the weekly Thursday night applause during the first 10 weeks of lockdown.

The Prime Minister and #ClapForCarers founder Annemarie Plas led the commemoration from the doorstep of Number 10, while Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer applauded from his home in Kentish Town, London, at 5pm on Sunday.

Ms Plas said she felt "very honoured" to be joining the Prime Minister for the "very special moment".

Second World War veteran and NHS fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore joined the applause from his home in a video he shared on Twitter.

The 100-year-old, who raised millions for the NHS, said: "Happy 72nd birthday NHS. Thank you for all that you do for us."

Belfast Telegraph