DUDLEY Council House and Himley Hall will light up each night to mark the efforts of frontline staff in the fight against coronavirus.

Both buildings will be illuminated blue and green each night from 7pm until further notice as the country continues to adapt to the crisis.

The blue represents NHS workers, while the green is for social workers, care providers, local government staff and those in the voluntary sector.

Council chiefs say they hope the lights will remind people of the need to follow government advice on social distancing, whilst showing solidarity for staff who are working to save lives.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said: "We have taken the decision to light the council house and Himley Hall up in recognition of the incredible bravery and selflessness our frontline workers are showing up and down the country.

"I would like to add my personal thanks on behalf of all councillors and staff at Dudley Council to everyone who is on the frontline including nurses, doctors, care workers, emergency services and many more.

"I would ask that the lights serve as a reminder of how we can all play our part in the fight against this virus and I would ask everyone in Dudley to follow government guidance by staying at home unless they absolutely have to go out."