Director of Public Prosecutions v Issler and others – WLR Daily

Posted April 15th, 2014 in emergency services, law reports, road traffic by tracey

Director of Public Prosecutions v Issler and others: [2014] EWHC 669 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  164

‘For the purposes of the Road Vehicle (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 and the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 a vehicle used for “ambulance purposes” had to be capable of conveying sick, injured or disabled persons and do so with such frequency that that core activity might fairly and properly be designated as its primary use.’

WLR Daily, 12th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Hillsborough inquest: Questions and answers – Daily Telegraph

‘The new Hillsborough inquests begin today in Warrington, almost 25 years after Britain’s worst sporting disaster and 18 months after the verdicts in the original inquests were quashed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Female 999 operator wins pay-off from fire service after hiring private investigator to spy on her – Daily Telegraph

“A 999 operator who went on sick leave due to stress has won an £11,000 pay-off from the fire service after it hired a private investigator to spy on her and secretly fitted a GPS tracker underneath her car.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Wembridge Claimants and others v Winter and others – WLR Daily

Wembridge Claimants and others v Winter and others [2013] EWHC 2331 (QB); [2013] WLR (D) 334

“Regulations pertaining to health and safety in the workplace made pursuant to the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 applied to fire and rescue services and were capable of amending duties under existing statutory provisions so that a breach of the regulations by a fire service employer would be actionable, save where it was expressly provided otherwise.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Domestic violence accounts for 10% of emergency calls, data shows – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2012 in domestic violence, emergency services, news, police, statistics by sally

“One in 10 emergency calls to police are categorised as domestic violence related, rising in some areas to a fifth of all 999 alerts.”

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The Guardian, 24th November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

DPP invites responses to proposed new guidance on driving offences – Crown Prosecution Service

“Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, has today launched a public consultation on guidance about the most serious driving offences, including death by careless or dangerous driving.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th September 2012

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Police should face fewer dangerous driving prosecutions, says CPS – The Guardian

“Fewer prosecutions should be brought against police, fire brigade and ambulance staff who commit driving offences while responding to emergencies, according to draft guidance issued by the Crown Prosecution Service on Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 27th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ambulance staff left brain injury man for 45 mins due to lunchbreak – Daily Telegraph

“Ambulance staff left an elderly man who had fallen over and sustained brain damage untreated for three quarters of an hour because paramedics were on a lunch break, an inquest has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Government responds to 7/7 inquests – Home Office

Posted July 19th, 2011 in emergency services, inquests, intelligence services, press releases by tracey

“Government and the security service accept recommendations made by the coroner.”

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Home Office, 19th July 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

7/7 coroner criticises use of ‘jargon’ by emergency service chiefs – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2011 in emergency services, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

“Lady Justice Hallett says ‘management speak’ used by emergency services chiefs might not be understood.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Persistent 999 caller given Asbo – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2008 in ASBOs, emergency services, news by sally

“A woman who rang emergency services more than 100 times when she was drunk to ask for a lift home has been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (Asbo).”

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BBC News, 26th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk