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Firefighters Warn The Public To “Vape Safe” After Man Badly Burnt By Exploding E-Cig

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has issued a stark warning to e-cig users after a man was left with severe scarring to his legs after a vape exploded in his pocket after it came into contact with his keys. Fortunately for contractor Richard Bingham, he just happened to be working at Whittington Hospital in Upper Holloway when the accident occurred.

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‘I Love Protecting The Public… But Who Protects Us?’

A Metropolitan Police officer has revealed his anger after a teenager who broke his nose as he tried to make an arrest walked free from court with a suspended prison sentence. PC Darren Jenkins, 47, was left bloodied and with devastating facial injuries after his assailant, Riley Hope, 18, deliberately smashed his head into a patio and punched the officer

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Tributes Made After Firefighter Found Dead At Work After Taking His Own Life

Tributes have been made to Firefighter Andrew Moore who was found dead yesterday evening (Sunday 16th February) at the Wolverhampton fire station where he worked.  A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service said that FF Moore was on duty with his colleagues from Red Watch when he took his own life.  Chief Fire Officer Phil Loach said:  “Andrew’s death has

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Serving Police Officer Sentenced After Dashcam Footage Exposed Bogus Insurance Claim

A serving police officer, who claimed that a piece of debris cracked the windscreen of his car causing injury and vehicle repair costs, has been sentenced after his own dashcam footage exposed his insurance claim as fraudulent.  Last week (Tuesday 11th February) Mohammed Yasin Mulla, 38, from Bradford, was told by Leeds Crown Court that he must now complete 250

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Two People Die Off The Kent Coast As Storm Dennis Batters Much Of The UK With 70MPH Winds

Two people have died in heavy seas off the Kent coast in two separate incidents which happened just a few miles apart.  At around 12.15 pm today (Saturday 15th Feb) Kent Police received a call to reports of a man being pulled from the sea at Herne Bay, near Margate.  Response team officers arrived on the scene along with their

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999 IT Failures Are ‘Endangering Lives’ Warns Fire Brigades Union

IT issues in North West, and East Coast emergency fire control rooms are creating dangerous delays in emergency response, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned today.  The union has issued a total of five Safety-Critical Notices to those fire controls demanding the problems are urgently addressed, as control rooms handle a vast influx of storm-related calls. An instance of

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Off-Duty Police Officer Dismissed Without Notice After Swearing At Hotel Staff And Drinking From Bottle Of Brandy ‘Without Permission’

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been dismissed from the force without notice after allegations of gross misconduct were proven. PC Rachel Lewis who was based at NW-BCU (North West Basic Command Unit) answered allegations that her conduct while off duty had amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Honesty

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Mum And Five-Year-Old Daughter Rescued From Quicksand

A woman and her five-year-old daughter have had a lucky escape after being rescued from quicksand during a fast-moving incoming tide at Blue Anchor Beach on 8th February. The rescue was conducted by coastguard rescue teams along with coastguard rescue helicopter callsign Rescue 187. At around 2.10 pm on Saturday 8th February, the woman called 999 and asked for the

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Police Helicopter Crew Rescue Family Trapped In Floodwater

On Sunday 9th February, the National Police Air Service (NPAS) rescued a family from a vehicle that had become trapped in rapidly rising floodwater caused by Storm Ciara.  The crew spotted the stricken vehicle near Bellingham, Northumberland, as the fast-flowing waters surrounded the family.  Northumbria Police had received reports from the driver of the car that she and the other

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East Of England Ambulance Service Staff ‘Silenced’ Over Bullying

Concerns have been raised that East of England Ambulance Service Staff (EEAST) are being “silenced” over bullying allegations, according to an article that has been published by the BBC.  In 2018, hundreds of EEAST staff reported being bullied. Between now and 2016, a total of 28 non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have issued to staff.  The GMB union said that the figures

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