In this week’s Gazette, we bring you the heartwarming story about the posthumous award presented to Ashley Jones’ family.

Ash’s death earlier this year came as a cruel blow to loved ones and friends, who insisted his memory would continue to live on.

His charity work and time spent as a first responder demonstrated how kind-hearted and giving he was to people.

In many ways the posthumous award was a fitting tribute to Ash.

But perhaps more importantly, it will have brought a smile to Ash’s wife Victoria, and his parents Mark and Wendy.

They rightfully spoke of their pride at collecting the award, and in what must have been a desperate few months for them, it was an honour that will show them that Ash’s memory really will continue to live on.