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Bolton News
UPDATED/VIDEO: 17-old dies and another left with 'serious injuries' after Bolton car crashONE person has died and two others injured in a serious car crash in Farnworth'
UPDATED/VIDEO: 17-old dies and another left with 'serious injuries' after Bolton car crash
Bolton News / Posted 11 hours ago
ONE person has died and two others injured in a serious car crash in Farnworth's Plodder Lane in the early hours. The deadly smash at 2.20am saw a silver Renault Megane hit a tree outside Costcutter on the eastbound stretch. A 17-year-old boy who... Read more
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Bolton News
UPDATED/VIDEO: One dead and two injured in Plodder Lane, Farnworth, car crashONE person has died and two others injured in a serious car crash in Farnworth'
UPDATED/VIDEO: One dead and two injured in Plodder Lane, Farnworth, car crash
Bolton News / Posted 12 hours ago
ONE person has died and two others injured in a serious car crash in Farnworth's Plodder Lane in the early hours. The deadly smash at 2.20am saw a silver Renault Megane hit a tree outside Costcutter on the eastbound stretch. A 17-year-old boy who... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Seven injured following after bus and car collide in Manchester city centreEmergency services have confirmed seven people were injured following a collisi
Seven injured following after bus and car collide in Manchester city centre
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 hours ago
Emergency services have confirmed seven people were injured following a collision between a double decker bus and an Audi car in Manchester this morning. The car, which was badly damaged on one side, appeared to have its airbag inflated following... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Surge in emergency calls drives up patient waiting times in LancashireA SURGE in emergency calls to the North West Ambulance Service drove up patient
Surge in emergency calls drives up patient waiting times in Lancashire
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 13 hours ago
A SURGE in emergency calls to the North West Ambulance Service drove up patient waiting times, according to new figures. The service said that on Monday it recorded a 22 per cent rise in calls and a 24 per cent rise in life-threatening "red" calls... Read more
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The News and Star
Woman who learned to walk again after road crash thanks air ambulance crewA WILDLIFE worker has has had to learn to walk again after an horrific car cras
Woman who learned to walk again after road crash thanks air ambulance crew
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
A WILDLIFE worker has has had to learn to walk again after an horrific car crash has thanked the sky medics who flew to her aid. Sophie Court was driving on the A66 heading towards Penrith when she lost control of her car as it aquaplaned and... Read more
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The News and Star
Apology after crash man waited 41 minutes for emergency ambulanceAN INJURED man waited 41 minutes for an ambulance – despite being just 1.5 mile
Apology after crash man waited 41 minutes for emergency ambulance
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
AN INJURED man waited 41 minutes for an ambulance – despite being just 1.5 miles from the paramedics’ base at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary. The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has apologised for the delay, but it has been labelled... Read more
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Pendle Today
Plea to public after surge in ambulance callsAmbulance chiefs have revealed a surge in 999 calls on Monday resulted in patie
Plea to public after surge in ambulance calls
Pendle Today / Posted yesterday
Ambulance chiefs have revealed a surge in 999 calls on Monday resulted in patients waiting longer or not getting an ambulance at all. The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) answered 3,827 999 calls, compared with 3,115 on the same Monday last year... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Biker left bleeding from nose and mouth after 'jumping red light' and hitting carA MOTORCYCLIST is believed to have jumped a red light in a bid to evade police
Biker left bleeding from nose and mouth after 'jumping red light' and hitting car
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted yesterday
A MOTORCYCLIST is believed to have jumped a red light in a bid to evade police before colliding with a car in Burnley. The 24-year-old is said to have been riding a black Honda CBR motorbike without insurance and when police attempted to stop him he... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Daughters of dying dad who penned ‘I love you’ note to appear on ITV's This MorningTwo daughters who say their Rita Cuthell and Debbie Moore will be on the TV sh
Daughters of dying dad who penned ‘I love you’ note to appear on ITV's This Morning
Liverpool Echo / Posted yesterday
Two daughters who say their Rita Cuthell and Debbie Moore will be on the TV show tomorrow morning (Thursday) to talk about their ordeal. He died after pulling an emergency cord to send a distress signal to a 24/7 call centre run by housing... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Woman narrowly escapes injury after plunging off John Lewis balcony and landing on display bedHe added: "Her injuries are not thought to be serious and it appears that she f
Woman narrowly escapes injury after plunging off John Lewis balcony and landing on display bed
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
He added: "Her injuries are not thought to be serious and it appears that she fell on to a bed." The woman was taken to hospital following the incident. A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said an air ambulance had been sent to the... Read more
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thebee
North West Ambulance service reports huge surge in 999 callsThe North West Ambulance Service say they received a surge in 999 calls yesterd
North West Ambulance service reports huge surge in 999 calls
thebee / Posted 2 days ago
The North West Ambulance Service say they received a surge in 999 calls yesterday. The Trust recorded a 22% rise in calls, and a 24% rise in life-threatening ‘red’ calls, compared to the same day last year. The unexpected surge meant that some... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Cumbrian college launches pioneering paramedic training partnership with North West AmbulanceA PIONEERING partnership between an Eden college and the North West Ambulance S
Cumbrian college launches pioneering paramedic training partnership with North West Ambulance
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
A PIONEERING partnership between an Eden college and the North West Ambulance Service will create 'groundbreaking opportunities' for the next generation of emergency care professionals, including paramedics. In what is believed to be the first in... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Pensioner plunges from balcony at John Lewis in Cheadle - latest updatesEmergency services at John Lewis in Cheadle after a woman fell from a balcony
Pensioner plunges from balcony at John Lewis in Cheadle - latest updates
Manchester Evening News / Posted 3 days ago
Emergency services at John Lewis in Cheadle after a woman fell from a balcony John Lewis have released a statement about the incident this afternoon. We can confirm that the emergency services were called to our Cheadle shop this afternoon... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Pensioner in hospital after plunging from John Lewis balconyThe pensioner, believed to be in her 70s, fell from the upper floor of the shop
Pensioner in hospital after plunging from John Lewis balcony
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
The pensioner, believed to be in her 70s, fell from the upper floor of the shop in Cheadle, Staffordshire, shortly before 4pm today. Serious: An air ambulance arrives at the scene shortly after the horrific incident A spokesman for the North West... Read more
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Bolton News
Fewer unnecessary 999 calls from Greater Manchester residents with complex medical needsA SCHEME to help extremely vulnerable residents who repeatedly dialled 999 seek
Fewer unnecessary 999 calls from Greater Manchester residents with complex medical needs
Bolton News / Posted 3 days ago
A SCHEME to help extremely vulnerable residents who repeatedly dialled 999 seeking medical help has been hailed a success after almost a year in operation. North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) decided in April last year to aid people with multiple... Read more
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Bolton News
Police praise public for helping man who suffered seizure in streetPASSERS-BY who stopped to help a man who suffered an apparent seizure in the st
Police praise public for helping man who suffered seizure in street
Bolton News / Posted 3 days ago
PASSERS-BY who stopped to help a man who suffered an apparent seizure in the street have been praised by police. The man collapsed outside Cyns Tavern in the Little Hulton District Centre in Manchester Road East, Little Hulton, at 3.30pm last... Read more
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The News and Star
Rail death victim was Carlisle manTRANSPORT police have confirmed that the man who died on the rail line near Pen
Rail death victim was Carlisle man
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
TRANSPORT police have confirmed that the man who died on the rail line near Penrith was a 60-year-old man from Carlisle. The line was closed for several hours following yesterday's incident, causing widespread disruption. A spokesman for British... Read more
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Daily Record
Gimp mask man dies after S&M session goes disastrously wrongA man has died after being found tied to a wall while wearing a gimp mask for a
Gimp mask man dies after S&M session goes disastrously wrong
Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
A man has died after being found tied to a wall while wearing a gimp mask for a S&M sex session with a pal. The man was found with a second man at an address after a 999 call was made. It is understood the pair met on a specialist S&M hook-up... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Man dies in S&M accident after hook-up on websiteA man died after an S&M sex session went wrong. When they arrived they found a
Man dies in S&M accident after hook-up on website
Manchester Evening News / Posted 7 days ago
A man died after an S&M sex session went wrong. When they arrived they found a man tied up against a wall, partially undressed and wearing a bondage mask, with a ligature around his neck and sex toys on the floor. One source said: “Fire crews got... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man dies after S&M session goes disastrously wrongA man has died after an S&M sex session went disastrously wrong. The man was f
Man dies after S&M session goes disastrously wrong
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
A man has died after an S&M sex session went disastrously wrong. The man was found with a second man at an address after a 999 call was made. It is understood the pair met on a specialist S&M hook-up site. Fire crews and paramedics went to the... Read more
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Bolton News
Teenager suffers serious injuries after falling from bridge on A666A TEENAGER suffered serious injuries after falling from a bridge on the A666 in
Teenager suffers serious injuries after falling from bridge on A666
Bolton News / Posted 7 days ago
A TEENAGER suffered serious injuries after falling from a bridge on the A666 in Bolton. Police and the ambulance service were called to the southbound carriageway of St Peter’s Way - near A579 Bradford Street - at 3.38am today to a report of an... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Man rescued from underneath bus in WidnesA MAN was rescued from under a bus following a road traffic collision in Widnes
Man rescued from underneath bus in Widnes
Liverpool Echo / Posted 7 days ago
A MAN was rescued from under a bus following a road traffic collision in Widnes. Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service (CFRS) crews responded to an incident on Waterloo Road at 7.20pm on Wednesday, February 3. A CFRS said they found a man ‘trapped... Read more
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The News and Star
Emergency services called to four-car crash near BramptonBOTH the police and ambulance service were called to a four-car crash in Brampt
Emergency services called to four-car crash near Brampton
The News and Star / Posted 8 days ago
BOTH the police and ambulance service were called to a four-car crash in Brampton this afternoon (Wednesday). Police were called to the scene on the A69 at Naworth, near Brampton shortly after 2pm. A spokesman for Cumbria police said that the... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Driver cut free from car in Runcorn after collision with signpostFirefighters rescued a trapped motorist after his car collided with a signpost
Driver cut free from car in Runcorn after collision with signpost
Liverpool Echo / Posted 10 days ago
Firefighters rescued a trapped motorist after his car collided with a signpost in Runcorn. Crews from Runcorn, Widnes and Frodsham were called to Murdishaw Avenue at 10.19am on Sunday. The driver was cut free and passed to the care of... Read more
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Bolton News
Woman taken to hospital after A666 flyover crashA FEMALE driver was taken to hospital after a crash between two cars on the fly
Woman taken to hospital after A666 flyover crash
Bolton News / Posted 10 days ago
A FEMALE driver was taken to hospital after a crash between two cars on the flyover on the A666 in the morning rush hour. Traffic jams were caused when the collision happened at 8.30am between a Ford Focus and a brown Citroen C4 Cactus where... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Complaint handling for NHS in Cumbria criticisedHospital and social care services in Cumbria are inconsistent at handling compl
Complaint handling for NHS in Cumbria criticised
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Hospital and social care services in Cumbria are inconsistent at handling complaints from patients and customers, a report has revealed. In a report conducted by Healthwatch Cumbria and the Cumbria Health Scrutiny committee, issues over the handling... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Stalybridge man thought to be fighting for life after being hit by car following loud row in streetA man is understood to be fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by
Stalybridge man thought to be fighting for life after being hit by car following loud row in street
Manchester Evening News / Posted 12 days ago
A man is understood to be fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car following a reported row in the street. A number of people on the road claimed a man had been hit by a car following a loud altercation. The M.E.N. understands he... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Cops probe unexplained death of man after body found in car in ASDA car parkThe body of a man was found in a vehicle in the car park of an ASDA supermarket
Cops probe unexplained death of man after body found in car in ASDA car park
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
The body of a man was found in a vehicle in the car park of an ASDA supermarket this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the car park of the store in Huyton, Merseyside, following the discovery. Detectives say the cause of death is... Read more
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Bolton News
Car crash demonstration shows a 'victim' cut from vehicleBOLTON town centre was treated to scenes out of a TV show as emergency services
Car crash demonstration shows a 'victim' cut from vehicle
Bolton News / Posted 12 days ago
BOLTON town centre was treated to scenes out of a TV show as emergency services showed how they rescue crash victims from their car. Members of Greater Manchester Police, Bolton Central fire station and North West Ambulance Service lit up Victoria... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Dying pensioner wrote heartbreaking 'I love you note' to daughters while waiting two hours for ambulanceThis was a reference to his two daughters, Debbie Moore and Rita Cuthell. His l
Dying pensioner wrote heartbreaking 'I love you note' to daughters while waiting two hours for ambulance
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
This was a reference to his two daughters, Debbie Moore and Rita Cuthell. His last will and testament was found next to the note. The call handler dialled 999 but Mr Volante's case was given a low priority by the ambulance service and paramedics... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Freshfield train death victim named as Philip Andrew BarberA Southport man who died after being hit by a train at a crossing near Emergen
Freshfield train death victim named as Philip Andrew Barber
Liverpool Echo / Posted 13 days ago
A Southport man who died after being hit by a train at a crossing near Emergency services were called to the Fisherman’s path level crossing between Freshfield and Ainsdale at 9.20am on January 21 following reports of an accident. Sefton Coroners’... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Lakes Parish Council seeks reassurance over future of Ambleside's ambulance stationLakes parish councillors are seeking clarification from the North West Ambulanc
Lakes Parish Council seeks reassurance over future of Ambleside's ambulance station
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Lakes parish councillors are seeking clarification from the North West Ambulance Service after hearing strong rumours that Ambleside’s flood-damaged station at Rothay Holme might not be reinstated, and the area might lose its ambulance station... Read more
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Bolton News
Woman rescued from her car after falling ill at the wheelA DRIVER who fell ill at the wheel had to be rescued from her car after she cra
Woman rescued from her car after falling ill at the wheel
Bolton News / Posted 14 days ago
A DRIVER who fell ill at the wheel had to be rescued from her car after she crashed it into a post. The woman, who drove a small, blue coloured car, hit a security camera post in Water Street, Radcliffe, and was unable to free herself. North West... Read more
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Bury Times
Woman rescued from her car after falling ill at the wheelA DRIVER who fell ill at the wheel had to be rescued from her car after she cra
Woman rescued from her car after falling ill at the wheel
Bury Times / Posted 14 days ago
A DRIVER who fell ill at the wheel had to be rescued from her car after she crashed it into a post. The woman, who drove a small, blue coloured car, hit a security camera post in Water Street, Radcliffe, and was unable to free herself. North West... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
St Mary's maternity unit forced to temporarily close due to huge demand for bedsIt’s not yet known how many women were affected by the closure, but a spokesman
St Mary's maternity unit forced to temporarily close due to huge demand for beds
Manchester Evening News / Posted 15 days ago
It’s not yet known how many women were affected by the closure, but a spokesman for Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said the decision was “not taken lightly”. He said: “Due to an unanticipated... Read more
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Pendle Today
Government minister calls for joint control centres for Lancashire’s emergency servicesPolice, fire and ambulance services in Lancashire should all share a 999 call c
Government minister calls for joint control centres for Lancashire’s emergency services
Pendle Today / Posted 15 days ago
Police, fire and ambulance services in Lancashire should all share a 999 call centre, a Government minister has suggested. The county’s emergency services have said they will consider proposals that would force them to work more closely together to... Read more
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The News and Star
Man's collapse prompts Carlisle school's fundraising appealTHE collapse of a man has prompted a Carlisle school to launch an appeal to buy
Man's collapse prompts Carlisle school's fundraising appeal
The News and Star / Posted 15 days ago
THE collapse of a man has prompted a Carlisle school to launch an appeal to buy new lifesaving equipment to be installed in its playground. St Margaret Mary’s RC Primary School in Upperby has already raised almost £700 for a defibrillator. It hopes... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Back to school for display of new £12m Barrow health centrePAST pupils, teachers and members of the public enjoyed a final glimpse around
Back to school for display of new £12m Barrow health centre
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 16 days ago
PAST pupils, teachers and members of the public enjoyed a final glimpse around a former school building as plans for its transformation went on display. Organisers say the exhibition on the proposal to create a new multi-million pound GP super... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Mariners Wharf closed off after man climbs onto a roof and refuses to come downEmergency services were called to a flat in waterfront residential complex Mari
Mariners Wharf closed off after man climbs onto a roof and refuses to come down
Liverpool Echo / Posted 17 days ago
Emergency services were called to a flat in waterfront residential complex Mariners Wharf at 3.50pm, bringing traffic in the area to a standstill. Four fire engines, two North West Ambulance Service HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) vehicle and a... Read more
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Bolton News
Car crashes outside Bolton Bus Station 'after swerving to avoid bus'A MOTORIST suffered a minor injury after swerving to avoid a bus outside Bolton
Car crashes outside Bolton Bus Station 'after swerving to avoid bus'
Bolton News / Posted 17 days ago
A MOTORIST suffered a minor injury after swerving to avoid a bus outside Bolton Bus Station. The driver of the red Peugeot 206 collided with a traffic island, wrecking railings and hitting a traffic light pole. It happened on Friday some time... Read more
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The News and Star
Man flown to hospital after cow shed fallPublished at 21:21, Sunday, 24 January 2016 A man suffered serious head injuri
Man flown to hospital after cow shed fall
The News and Star / Posted 18 days ago
Published at 21:21, Sunday, 24 January 2016 A man suffered serious head injuries after falling through a cow shed roof. The 41-year-old was flown to a major trauma centre at hospital after being badly hurt in the drop at Thursby. A spokesman for... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
North West Air Ambulance Service welcomes new addition to the teamA VITAL service has welcomed on board a new member of staff to help it continue
North West Air Ambulance Service welcomes new addition to the team
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 19 days ago
A VITAL service has welcomed on board a new member of staff to help it continue saving lives across the region. The North West Air Ambulance has appointed Mark Tattersall as its new non-executive director. As a qualified accountant, Mr Tattersall... Read more
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Bolton News
Police respond to 'assault' at residential home for pupilsThe home is used by the Birtenshaw charity for supported accommodation for thre
Police respond to 'assault' at residential home for pupils
Bolton News / Posted 19 days ago
The home is used by the Birtenshaw charity for supported accommodation for three pupils with physical or learning disabilities who attend Birtenshaw School and Birtenshaw College. Police were called out to reports of an assault and there were still... Read more
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Bolton News
Police respond to 'assault' at residential home for Birtenshaw pupilsThe home is used by the Birtenshaw charity for supported accommodation for thre
Police respond to 'assault' at residential home for Birtenshaw pupils
Bolton News / Posted 19 days ago
The home is used by the Birtenshaw charity for supported accommodation for three pupils with physical or learning disabilities who attend Birtenshaw School and Birtenshaw College. Police were called out to reports of an assault and there were still... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Last chance to get free life-saving equipmentTime is running out to get your hands on a free defibrillator for your communit
Last chance to get free life-saving equipment
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 20 days ago
Time is running out to get your hands on a free defibrillator for your community. Through the Times & Star Heart Start campaign, 10 defibrillators - worth £750 each - have been provided free of charge by North West Ambulance Service. Each one can... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
BBC's Nicky Campbell tells of moment tram slammed on brakes and struck pedestrian 'with a huge jolt'BBC radio presenter Nicky Campbell has described the moment dozens of terrified
BBC's Nicky Campbell tells of moment tram slammed on brakes and struck pedestrian 'with a huge jolt'
Manchester Evening News / Posted 21 days ago
BBC radio presenter Nicky Campbell has described the moment dozens of terrified Metrolink passengers were left stranded after a person was hit by a tram. It is thought the tram driver slammed on the breaks in a bit to avoid hitting the pedestrian,... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Villagers rally round as Trevor shatters hipKind-hearted villagers have won praise for helping a seriously injured pensione
Villagers rally round as Trevor shatters hip
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 21 days ago
Kind-hearted villagers have won praise for helping a seriously injured pensioner on a busy roadside. And North-West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has apologised to 81-year-old Trevor Morgan over the time it took for him to be taken to hospital after he... Read more
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Whitehaven News
What exactly is the Success Regime?What is the Success Regime? North Cumbria is one of three areas chosen nationa
What exactly is the Success Regime?
Whitehaven News / Posted 21 days ago
What is the Success Regime? North Cumbria is one of three areas chosen nationally to take part in the Success Regime. Announced by the Secretary of State in June 2015, the regime is a national initiative designed to support the most challenged... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Emergency services called out to Melling after weeks-old baby found deadA seven-week-old baby was found dead at a house in Several police cars and an
Emergency services called out to Melling after weeks-old baby found dead
Liverpool Echo / Posted 21 days ago
A seven-week-old baby was found dead at a house in Several police cars and an ambulance were sent to Waddicar Lane at 7.40am following reports of a sudden death. The baby boy was pronounced dead at the home and taken away by paramedics. Police... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Breaking news from Liverpool and Merseyside for Thursday January 21 - Liverpool Echo Join Breaking News Editor Ben Turner and the team for the
Breaking news from Liverpool and Merseyside for Thursday January 21
Liverpool Echo / Posted 21 days ago
- Liverpool Echo Join Breaking News Editor Ben Turner and the team for the latest news, traffic and travel and... Read more
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