Teenagers rescued from Solway Firth

A warning about swimming in open water has been issued after two young girls had to be rescued after getting into difficulties in the Solway Firth. The girls - aged 12 and 16 - were pulled to safety by members of the Kippford Inshore Lifeboat. They got into difficulties near Rockcliffe on Monday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Ambulance 999 timewasters ‘risk lives’

Calls about a man with a fly in his ear, a woman with a green potato and a child who drank from a dog's bowl are putting genuine emergencies at risk, the Welsh Ambulance Service has warned. It took more than 31,000 non-urgent calls via 999 in 2013/14, but only three resulted in hospital treatment. One woman dialled 999 after her gas boiler broke down, while another wanted advice after a row with her brother. Read the rest of this entry »

Quad biker dies at motocross race in Bwlchllan, Lampeter

A quad biker has died after being injured in a motocross race in Ceredigion. Dyfed-Powys Police say inquiries into what happened on Sunday are taking place but no-one else was injured. No other details have been given about the incident in the Bwlchllan area, near Lampeter, but the rider's family have been informed. Read the rest of this entry »

Ballyclare car crash: Man dies in Doagh Road collision

A man in his 20s has been killed in a car crash on the Doagh Road near Ballyclare, County Antrim. The car in which he was travelling left the road near Ballyclare Cemetery shortly before 01:30 BST. Two other men who were also in the vehicle were taken to hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Read the rest of this entry »

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: ‘Nine Britons, 23 US citizens and 80 children’ feared dead after Boeing passenger jet ‘shot down’ near Ukraine-Russia border

Nine Britons, 23 US citizens and 80 children are reported to be among those killed when a passenger jet crashed over the eastern Ukraine border amid claim and counter-claim that it was shot down by a missile. Pictures and video from the scene showed bodies strewn around the site of the crash amid the charred wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which fell to Earth near the town of Grabovo, about 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border, while 283 passengers and 15 crew members were on board. Read the rest of this entry »

River Thames Pleasure Boat Crash: Five Injured and Hundreds Evacuated from Millennium Time Ferry

A passenger ferry hit a barge on the River Thames – injuring at least five people on board. Two teenagers and three women were taken to hospital suffering leg and neck pains after the crash happened at 2.15pm opposite the Oxo Tower. The 362 passengers on the Millennium Time ferry were taken to Festival Pier by another vessel where they were assessed for injuries. Read the rest of this entry »

Marine fell to death during Snowdonia selection exercise

A Royal Marine fell to his death while taking part in a special forces selection exercise in Snowdonia, an inquest has heard. Ashley Hicks, 25, slipped down a gorge in October 2012 as he and his group tried to get to a safe point while being pursued by other soldiers. The inquest in Caernarfon heard Marine Hicks had warned others to "mind your footing" before he fell. The group were not aware of the gorge as the scale of map did not show it. Read the rest of this entry »

Girl of six hit and killed by car in Hertfordshire

A six-year-old has been hit and killed by a car in Hertfordshire. The youngster, who has not been named, was taken to hospital following the incident in Hayling Road at about 15:00 BST on Sunday but later died. Hertfordshire Police have appealed for anyone with information about the South Oxhey accident to come forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Body found in missing boy reservoir search in Edinburgh

A body has been found in the search for a 14-year-old boy reported missing after getting into difficulty at a reservoir. Emergency services were called to Torduff Reservoir in Bonaly Country Park, Edinburgh, at about 18:15 on Monday. A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed that a body had been recovered during a multi-agency search. Read the rest of this entry »

Scottish scout dies during Italian adventure holiday

A 14-year-old boy from a scout group near Glasgow has died in an accident on an adventure holiday in the Italian Alps.Elliot Peacock, from Newton Mearns, was a member of Eastwood District Scouts. The incident happened at the Lillaz Falls, about 1,800m above sea level, in the Gran Paradiso National Park on Sunday. Outdoor education provider Acorn Adventure said he was part of a group jumping into water under instruction. Read the rest of this entry »
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