A man's been found not guilty of killing his mum's partner after a drunken row at a holiday park in Poole.
Ambulance Crews Under Strain In Heat
South Coast Ambulance crews say people are dialling 999 uneccessarily during this hot weather.
South Central Ambulance Service says they have seen a significant increase in the amount of people calling during the current heatwave.
They say calling 999 for an ambulance when you don’t need one may result in vital resources being unavailable to respond to patients who genuinely need them and may be suffering from life-threatening injuries or illnessess.
Examples of inappropriate 999 calls received by South Central Ambulance Service in July 2013 include:
• A male bitten by a wild rat
• A male who had a pain in his heel as he had an ulcer
• A person who rang 999 to complain about the people upstairs and the noise they
• A lady who called for assistance in getting her downstairs as her stair lift had
• A male who had cut his hand on a glass whilst washing up
• An elderly male who dialled 999 four times unnecessarily.
Teachers have started getting training to help identify youngsters with problems.
More than 150 distracted motorists were pulled over in Hampshire and the Thames Valley in a week-long operation.
Southern Rail's Putting On Extra 200 Trains.
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