This morning I am at the count for the Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council elections so please excuse the rosettes and stickers. But at 12pm we left the count to observe a minutes silence for Firefighters Memorial Day. We stand to remember those lost in front line service and their families for their sacrifice in keeping us safe. To remember those who run into the fire, when the rest of us are running for safety. It is an honour to stand with Andy Fox-Hewitt, Rob Moss and Peter Owen from Newcastle Fire Station.