Emergency Services

Making Children Pay for Their Healthcare Poses Significant Risks

Peter Grigg | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Grigg

We are calling on the government to rethink its proposals to ensure that all children and young people have access to free healthcare while they are in the UK when they need it, regardless of where they're from or who their parents are.

Don't Call Fire Brigade If You're Locked Out After Drinking Over Christmas

PA | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK

Fire chiefs have warned against a repeat of last year's increase in 999 calls from people locked out of their houses after losing their keys during fe...

Firefighters Vote To Strike

PA | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

Firefighters have voted by almost 4-1 in favour of strikes in a row over pensions, threatening the first nationwide walkouts in a decade. Members o...

Pleasure Cruiser Catches Fire On River Ouse

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

A pleasure cruiser on the River Ouse in East Yorkshire caught on fire on Tuesday morning. Two people on board were rescued. Humber Rescue volunteer...

Bodies Found In Luxury Hotel Room After 'Chemical Incident'

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

A man and woman have been found dead following a suspected chemical incident at a luxury city hotel. Their bodies were discovered in a room at the ...

Fire Crew Call-Outs: Penis Trapped In Toaster

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

You'd think a normal day in the life of the London Fire Brigade would include putting out fires, assisting with road traffic accidents and... at a pus...

Heatwave To Subside...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

The glorious heatwave which has seen some of the hottest weather since 2006 will peak in the next couple of days then give way to humidity and thunder...

Cloudy Weather Offers Respite From Heatwave

PA | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

The heatwave took a day off in some parts of the country today, as cloud covered many eastern areas giving respite from the recent high temperatures. ...

Bowel Cancer Diagnosis Delayed Until Advanced Stage

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The number of bowel cancer patients who are admitted to hospital as an emergency is "stubbornly" high, an audit of the disease has found. Around 22...

WATCH: Chinese Girl Rescued After Getting Head Stuck In Window Security Bars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

An eight-year-old girl in China had to be rescued after getting her head stuck between security bars on a window six floors up a residential building....

LOOK: Gas Blast Destroys House And Damages Another

PA | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

Two houses have been damaged following a suspected gas explosion, police said. Officers were called to Dundas Road, Tinsley, Sheffield following re...

'Very Serious Concerns' Over 111 Service

PA | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

At least 22 "potentially serious" incidents - three involving deaths - have been recorded in connection with the new NHS 111 advice line, it has been ...

111 Helpline Could Put Patients At Risk, Doctors Warn

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

The new 111 non-emergency helpline is putting patient safety at risk, doctors have warned. The British Medical Association (BMA) has written to Sir...

Man Arrested After Fatal House Fire

PA | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal house fire, police said on Saturday evening. Hertfordshire Police said a m...

Tory Ministers Want to Privatise Fire and Rescue Services

Chris Williamson | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Williamson

I imagine even David Cameron might have been alarmed if someone had told him three years ago that his government would be looking at privatising our emergency services.

Man Killed In Motorway Bridge Fall

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

A man died after falling from a motorway bridge on to the road below. Police were called to the M42 between junctions 3a and 4 in Birmingham at 10....

Teenage Seriously Injured In Toboggan Accident

PA | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

A teenager was critically injured in an accident while out sledging. The 16-year-old suffered "life-threatening" head injuries after falling off a ...

Teenager Hurt In 150 Foot Sledging Fall

PA | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

A teenager fell 150ft down a steep embankment in a sledging accident and escaped with just a broken leg. The 16-year-old was playing in the snow on...

PICTURES: Revellers Across the UK Hit The Booze

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK

As thousands enjoyed the fireworks by the Thames, outside London some revellers took their celebrations too far, with heavy drinking leaving many stag...

Sounding The Alarm

PA | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

Almost 70 fire stations in England are at risk of closure and scores more throughout the UK face severe downgrading if the Government presses ahead wi...

Three-Year-Old 999 Caller Was A Hoax, Say Police

PA | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

Two 10-year-old girls are being "spoken to" by police after it turned out that a 999 call apparently made by a three-year-old claiming her mother was ...

Police Urgently Seeking Three-Year-Old Who Dialled 999

PA | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

Police are urgently looking for a three-year-old girl who called the ambulance service to say her mother had fallen and was not moving. West Yorksh...

Stuck On The 72nd Floor: Window Cleaner's Moment Of Terror On The Shard

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

There was panic at the Shard on Monday after a window cleaner got stuck in a precarious position on the 72nd floor. A video posted on YouTube appea...

Blast Parents Return To Site Of Son's Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

The parents of two-year-old Jamie Heaton, killed in the Oldham explosion this week, have returned to the spot where their son was killed for the first...

Oldham Blast Suspect 'Worked On Boiler'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

A man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over a fatal gas blast may have examined a boiler in one of the affected houses in the days before the dis...