UK Accident

Take Caution When Receiving Medical Treatment On Holiday

Ian McDermott | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian McDermott

According to the latest government figures, British nationals took more than 65 million overseas trips in 2015 - an increase of around 5 million on the year before. But alongside this increase in holidays also comes an increase in the number of injuries overseas, with a rise in hospitalisations abroad in 2015 of 2% on the previous year.

The Accident

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

Here's the lowdown: I left home at sharp 4 pm. Dressed in my favourite black jeans and blue Turtleneck. To endure the excruciating winter-wind and the heavy down pour that day. Got into the car. Drove off imagining how I'd make such a fantastic impression with my punctuality.

Cyclist And Motorist Rules: Spot The Difference

Salome Verrell | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Salome Verrell

There is also no requirement for cyclists to be registered anywhere in the same way that motorists have to register with the DVLA, so there is no way of really knowing if after a collision with a cyclist they really are who they say they are, unlike a motorist whose registration number would provide a lot of details even if they didn't.

Gap Year Workers Need To Check The Small Print

Ed Fletcher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Ed Fletcher

Aside from backpackers checking their insurance fully, the providers also need to be doing more to ensure that their policies are completely clear and that customers are informed before travelling and working abroad.

Two Dead After Car Plunges Into Glasgow Canal

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Two people have died after a car crashed and ended up in a canal. The 21-year-old male driver and 24-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at...

Flights Grounded As Helicopter 'Totally Destroyed' In Freak Accident

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK

All commercial passenger flights by UK operators using the helicopter model involved in a fatal crash in Norway have been grounded. A Briton has died ...

Horrific Car Crash Kills British Father And Kids After He 'Fell Asleep'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK

A crash on a French motorway which killed a British father and two of his children may have been caused by him falling asleep or being distracted, inv...

Reporter Gets Stabbed While Testing 'Stab-Proof' Vest

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

An Israeli reporter has been stabbed on the job while testing a "stab-proof" protective vest. Eitam Lachover was filming a segment about a company ...

Britsh Tourists Feared Dead As Helicopter Crashes On New Zealand Glacier

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK

Four Britons are believed to have been killed in a helicopter crash on a glacier in New Zealand, the Press Association reported. They were among si...

Unwelcome Excitement That We Can Do Without

Reneé Davis | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Through the blood, tears and commotion, I also had to consider P's feelings in all this. The last thing we needed was a meltdown, so I made it abundantly clear that I wasn't blaming her, and it wasn't her fault.

National Burns Awareness Day: Raising Awareness To Save Lives

Lucy Wilson | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

Some people can't resist the strong taste of coffee in the morning or the tender smell of a Yankee candle in the evening. We all come into contact with hot substances on a daily basis. However, it is estimated that over 121,000 people are seen by burns services and emergency departments each year...

My Kid Bought a £50 Horror Game Whilst Watching Cartoons

Pat Higgins | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Parents
Pat Higgins

Yesterday, my four-year-old bought 'Until Dawn', the new PS4 survival horror game starring Hayden Panettiere. It cost me £50. She did this whilst I s...

Five-Year-Old Girl Dead After Her Head Became Trapped In A Lift

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: First Picture Of Girl, 5, Who Died After Getting Head Stuck In Disability Lift A five-year-old girl has died after her head became trapped ...

Rockets and Humour: Three Amusing Anecdotes

Thomas Moorton | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Moorton

"A good rule for rocket experimenters to follow is this: always assume it will explode." - Letter to the Editors of Astronautics, 1937 I'm sure tha...

Heroic Mother Dies In Horrific Escalator Accident After Throwing Son To Safety (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents

The shocking moment a heroic mother was killed as she fell into an escalator at a shopping centre has been captured on CCTV. Xiang Liujuan was sho...

Woman Left Scalped After Getting Hair Caught In A Power Drill

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: Graphic Content Below A woman whose hair became caught in a power drill has almost fully recovered after the traumatic incident left her w...

Woman's Legs Saved By Flip Flops After Quad Bike Accident

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has told how her legs were saved by flip flops – after a diving instructor used his footwear to create a makeshift splint when she accidenta...

Man Somehow Walks Away Unharmed After Being Sandwiched Between Two Lorries

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

A man has walked away from a terrifying car crash with just cuts on his hands, despite being sandwiched between two huge lorries. Kaleb Whitby, 32,...

Ariel's Atom Police Car Looks Ridiculous

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech

This is the Ariel Atom police car, and as you can see, it looks utterly brilliant. Blurring the line between a neon bat car and a Formula 1 car thi...

Family Sorrow After 'Beautiful' Nicole Hartup's Death At Youth Club

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

Tributes have been paid to a 12-year-old girl who died after falling from a wall at a youth centre. Nicole Hartup died in hospital following the ac...

Body Discovered In 'Broadchurch' Town

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Police have discovered a body in the quiet Somerset town where ITV murder series Broadchurch was filmed. Underwater police search teams combed a di...

Sanity Restored After Woman Loses £1m Damages Claim After She Fell Over Wall Looking For 'Somewhere To Wee'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A woman who fell over a wall at a Roman site after looking for somewhere to "wee" after an evening's drinking has lost her £1 million damages action....

Girl Dies After School Wall Collapses On Top Of Her

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

A pupil has died after a wall inside her school collapsed onto her. The accident happened at Liberton High School in Edinburgh just before 10am. ...

Rider Killed In Horse Trials Fall

Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

A young rider who died after falling from his horse during an eventing competition has been named as Tom Gadsby. The 26-year-old, from New Zealand,...

Rider Dies In Horse Trial Accident

Posted 18.08.2013 | UK

A rider has died in an accident at a horse trial event, British Eventing said tonight. The Somerford Park horse trials, held in Congleton, Cheshire...