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Accident & Emergency services to be outsourced to vets’ surgeries

highly competitive service delivery at the point of need‘It makes complete sense that when a vet is not treating Fido or Tiddles for ticks, they open their doors to patients who may have had a stroke, major trauma injury or a saucepan stuck on their head,’ said Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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Posted: May 22nd, 2013
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Off-duty ambulance driver ‘used portable siren to queue-jump’

An ambulance driver from Southend who wore his vehicle’s siren like a hat has been roundly criticised by the NHS.

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Posted: Oct 8th, 2012
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World finally agrees on international distress sign ‘AAAGH’.

In Britain it’s 999. In America it’s 911. On a submarine it’s S.O.S. In the air it’s Mayday, mayday. And in space it’s ‘Houston we have a problem’.

Amid all this confusion, it’s good to know the world will soon be able to rely on one, simple, easily recognisable, international call for help: AAAGH.

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Posted: Jul 20th, 2012
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Domino’s Pizza wins UK emergency service contract

‘Domino’s record of having a pizza delivery boy on site within 30 minutes of the call being made, or your money back, seems to transfer well to the provision of emergency services.’

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Posted: Mar 8th, 2012
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Fire Chief agrees ‘Urination ineffective as fire fighting technique’

pissing on fires 'never really going to work' ‘Even in extreme cases, the risk of 3rd degree burns means it isn’t worth it.’

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Posted: Mar 8th, 2009
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