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Woman arrested over 'move your van' note on ambulance

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:25Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:15
The hand-written message, in which the writer said she did not care "if the whole street collasped [sic]", was left in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, on Sunday.
The handwritten message, in which the writer said she did not care "if the whole street collasped [sic]", was left in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, on Sunday.
"This is not solely about the note," Staffordshire Police said, "the arrest related to matters of verbal abuse."
Mike Duggan, operational manager from the West Midlands Ambulance Service, said the paramedics also received verbal abuse as well as the note.
The note, which was left on the parked ambulance, read: "If this van is for anyone but Number 14 then you have no right to be parked here".
"This is not solely about the note," Staffordshire Police said, "the arrest related to matters of verbal abuse."
  
The note, which was left on the parked ambulance, read: "If this van is for anyone but Number 14 then you have no right to be parked here."
Mike Duggan, operational manager from West Midlands Ambulance Service, told the BBC he thinks people who abuse emergency staff need to be dealt with more "robustly".
Mr Duggan told the BBC he thinks people who abuse emergency staff need to be dealt with more "robustly".
  
In a statement, the ambulance service said it has a "zero tolerance policy" towards abuse, which it said is "completely unacceptable and must stop".
  
"There are unfortunately still a handful of narrow-minded individuals who consider leaving vile abusive notes acceptable," the service said.

Search continues for Iran plane that crashed in mountains

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:05Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:15
The wreckage of a plane that crashed in Iran on Sunday has been found, local media are reporting.
Search and rescue teams are continuing to search for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday.
But a civil aviation spokesman told Reuters news agency he could not confirm the reports.
Officials told state media that the wreckage had been found, but an aviation spokesman said he could not confirm this.
Heavy wind and snow forced search and rescue teams to stop work on Sunday but they resumed the search on Monday.
Hundreds of mountaineers with dogs and drones are trying to reach the site.
Officials from the region told news channels rescuers had reached the site.
The searchers face bad weather conditions. Due to fog and strong winds, helicopters that were deployed for the search at dawn on Monday have had to be grounded, a Red Crescent official told local media.
Both channels - IRINN and English-language Press TV - also said they could not confirm the reports independently.
And on Sunday, teams had to stop work altogether due to winds and snow.
Flight EP3704 left Tehran at 04:30 GMT on Sunday, and crashed about an hour later.
Flight EP3704 left Tehran at 04:30 GMT on Sunday, and crashed about an hour later in the Mount Dena area, about 22km (14 miles) from its destination.
The crash site is about 22km (14 miles) from Yasuj, Iranian media reported, in the Mount Dena area, close to the city of Semirom in Isfahan province.
On Monday officials from the region told news channels rescuers had reached the site.
  
But both channels - IRINN and English-language Press TV - said they could not confirm the reports independently, and a civil aviation spokesman told Reuters news agency the reports could not be confirmed.
  
Following the crash, the airline initially said that all on board had died, but later on Sunday said that it could not confirm this as no-one had reached the site.

'I was made redundant when I was on maternity leave'

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:10Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:50
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Bafta Awards 2018: (Most) stars wear black to bring Time's Up to Britain

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 23:45Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:10
Actress Andrea Riseborough chose to bring UK Black Pride co-founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah as her guest, while Gemma Arterton, who starred in 2010's Made In Dagenham, brought two of the original 1968 Dagenham Ford factory pay campaigners, Gwen Davis and Eileen Pullen.
Actress Andrea Riseborough chose to bring UK Black Pride co-founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah as her guest, while Gemma Arterton, who starred in the stage version of 2010 film Made In Dagenham, brought two of the original 1968 Dagenham Ford factory pay campaigners, Gwen Davis and Eileen Pullen.