A politician who works closely with Holocaust survivors and academics attended the closing ceremony of a two-week programme of Holocaust events.

Sir Eric Pickles was at the Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue to mark the end of the Northwood Holocaust Memorial Day Events programme.

He was joined by Holocaust survivor Manfred Goldberg.

Eight synagogues from across Hertfordshire and North London got involved with the programme as well as hundreds of school children.

Sir Eric was appointed Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues in September 2015, replacing Sir Andrew Burns.