UK Press Marks Anniversary Of First Lockdown

National, local and regional media marked the first anniversary of lockdown, with front pages and tweets of support and remembrance.

The public were encouraged to light a candle on Tuesday marking the anniversary and remembering those who have passed away in the last year.

The Daily Mail splashed on the huge impact of Covid-19 on the UK’s health and economy.

Daily Mail

The Lancashire Telegraph published a special lockdown anniversary edition:

Lanc Tel

The Daily Mirror and Tortoise Media mark the anniversary with calls for a public inquiry into Government’s management of the pandemic:

Daily Mirror

Lynn News’ front page highlights messages of support:

Lynn News

The Evening Standard covered the national silence:

Evening Standard

The Manchester Evening News’ front page showed a collage of loved ones lost:


The Metro tweets their front page, covering the Queen’s tribute to the country:

The Guardian called for a day of reflection:


The Shropshire Star sends messages of hope:

Shropshire Star

The Independent’s front page reveals their analysis of Covid-19’s impact on Britain:


The Henley Standard published an article highlighting the best in their community:

Henley Standard

Southwark News highlights the service to remember Southwark victims of Covid-19:

The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post both publish special features covering the National Day of Reflection:

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The Sun covers the Prime Minister’s tribute to the country:

The Sun