BREAKING: Three American Firefighters Killed Fighting Australian Bushfire After Their Water-Bombing Plane Crashes

An all-American flight crew of three volunteer firefighters have been killed after their Hercules C-130 crashed in New South Wales on Thursday. The three firefighters had flown to Australia in order to assist with bushfire relief efforts. 7News is reporting that the plane they were flying in plummeted into dense bushland near the Snowy Mountains township of Peak View. RFS

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Male With Sword In Van Who Previously Attacked Cops Walks Free From Court Despite Being On A Suspended Sentence

A male who was found to have a sword and who bit a police officer has walked free from court because of his ‘family responsibilities’.  Ryan O’Toole, 29, previously avoided prison despite sinking his teeth into a police officers eyebrow and finger. In January 2019, O’Toole was given a ten-month custodial sentence, suspended for 18 months, plus 150 hours of

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Special Escort Group Motorcyclist Hit By Minicab During Royal Escort

A member of the Metropolitan POlices’ Special Escort Group (SEG) has been hospitalised after being struck by a minicab only a short distance from Kensington Palace. The incident happened on Tuesday 21st January at around 11:00 hours. The specially trained motorcycle cop was riding his marked police bike through Paddington, west London when the collision took place in Gloucester Terrace.

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Armed Forces Veterans To Get New Railcard

The Government has confirmed that military Veterans will benefit from cut-price travel to help them boost their job prospects and to bring them closer to their family and friends. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today announced that the cards would be available from Armistice Day, 2020. The railcard will extend discounted train travel to the more than 830,000 veterans not covered

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Woman Cleared of Road Wars PC James ‘Dixie’ Dixon Crash Death In Berkshire

A woman has been cleared of causing a fatal crash which killed a well known Thames Valley Police Officer who appeared on TV’s Road Wars and a 91-year-old woman.  PC James ‘Dixie’ Dixon and Gladys Goodwin were killed in Wargrave, Berkshire in December 2017.  A jury found Agne Jasulaitiene not guilty of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving. 

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Man Jailed For Attacks On Police Officers

A man has been jailed after injuring a police officer in Bristol. Alexander Beckford pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm, racial abuse, and assaulting a police officer. The 45-year-old pushed an on-duty police officer in Perry Street on 13 September. The officer fell, suffering injuries to his head and knee, requiring hospital treatment. Beckford was arrested shortly afterwards, at

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Appeal After Dog Found Abandoned On Roadside

West Mercia Police is working with the RSPCA to identify the owner of an emaciated dog found abandoned in Albrighton, Shropshire. The dog was found yesterday (Monday 20 January) lying on the side of the road near to woods on Cordy Lane. She was taken to a local vets and is now in RSPCA care receiving treatment. Enquiries are on-going

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Student Paramedics To Receive Yearly £5000 Support Payment

The government has announced that student Paramedics will benefit from additional funding while at university.  The extra funding will be provided on top of existing support, including student loans.  The full list of new and continuing students set to benefit from the funding is as follows: dietetics dental hygiene or dental therapy (level 5 courses) occupational therapy operating department practitioner

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Appeal After Two Off-Duty Police Officers Assaulted

The Metropolitan Police are appealing for information after two off-duty officers were assaulted when they tried to prevent a fight. At around 19:10hrs on 20 December 2019, the officers were in The Maple Leaf pub on Maiden Lane, WC2 when a fight broke out between two groups of men. The officers, who were nearby, attempted to break up the fight,

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‘I Hope That Someone Takes Notice And Reacts Before It’s Too Late And There’s Another Thin Green Line Tribute And Flag At Half-Mast’ | Anon

This blog has been sent into our news team from a Student Paramedic who was assaulted while on duty over the Christmas & New Year period. We are sharing it because we believe passionately that more needs to be done to protect the brave men and women who are on the front line of the emergency services: “So then Happy

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