Prank calls made to the fire and ambulances services in Manchester over the past five years have halved, according to a recent Freedom of Information request.
‘My mummy’s passed out on the motorway!’: Young sisters given Public Bravery Award after emotional 999 call
Two Lancashire girls have been awarded the Public Bravery Award after calling 999 when their mum had a seizure on the motorway last November.
A propane gas tanker has burst into flames on the M56 near Manchester, causing the motorway to be closed in both directions – drivers are urged to avoid the area.
The brave men and women of Manchester’s emergency services will be showcasing the lifesaving, crime-stopping, community-protecting work they do at the Trafford Centre tomorrow.
More than 250 firefighters from across the UK have signed an open letter to voters ahead of May’s general election to draw attention to the challenges and extreme pressure they have faced due to the coalition government’s cuts to the public sector.
A team of around 60 firefighters are combating a rooftop blaze involving three restaurants on Albert Square.
Coroner pleads for urgency over asthma attacks after 999 call-handling blunder costs Oldham boy, 8, his life
A little Oldham boy who died after an asthma attack could have been saved were it not for a blunder by a 999 call handler which led to an 11-minute delay in paramedics treating him, an inquest heard today.
Have no fear, Bolton’s Angels are here: Teens honoured for risking lives to save elderly woman from chip pan fire
A group of Bolton teenagers described as ‘angels’ after rescuing an elederly lady from a house fire have had their heroic deed recognised this week.
War veteran, 89, cleared of slashing Bolton neighbour’s neck with kitchen knife brands Britain ‘mannerless’
An 89-year-old war veteran from Bolton accused of slashing the throat of a foul-mouthed neighbour has condemned Britain’s ‘mannerless society’ – after being cleared of all criminal wrongdoing.
Bolton man, 89, slashed neighbour’s neck open with kitchen knife after shouting ‘I’ll kill you’, court hears
An 89-year-old Bolton man shouted ‘I’ll bloody kill you’ before stabbing his neighbour in the neck with a kitchen knife on the driveway they shared, a court has heard.
‘Courageous’: Off-duty Manchester University nurse saves motorist and baby after car smashes into pub
An off-duty student nurse performed an ‘incredible act of courage’ by saving the life of a motorist after their car smashed into the side of a pub.