CURRENTLY on day 11 of Lockdown and life has changed considerably for us all, especially with many of us now working from home.
It is proving almost impossible to write an article of local news without it involving the word Coronavirus, Covid 19, pandemic or crisis.
Many businesses have had to close down under Government instruction or simply because the work has dried up.
Like many others we have had to furlough staff. We have also had to suspend printing of our hard copy publications for the foreseeable future.
Fortunately we do have a strong online presence so we can still provide a local news service and it has been clear many more people have time to log on, as our viewing figures reach new heights.
While we have had to report on a lot of negative news, there has been a light in the dark, especially seeing the community spirit involving various people and groups rallying to help those in need.
It has also been a pleasure to help connect people in their hours of need and it is moments like this when you realise the important things in life.
I have to say one of the highlights of the week, if not my career, was writing about an 11-year-old pupil from Birchwood High School who has been using the 3D printer he got for Christmas to start a production line of face shields to donate to Warrington Hospital.
Well done Jaycen Ledgerton for shining a light in the dark! A complete contrast to the youngsters who have been out during the early hours trying to deface Warrington Peace Centre.
What a contrasting world we live in!