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Military: REGIMENT OF HEROES

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally





























Military: MILBABE

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Police: Frustrating Fragmentation

Written by RSS Poster Mental Health Cop

The following are locations or initiatives places where you can now find mental health nurses working on crisis care alongside other professionals from outside the mental health care system —

  • Police partnered triage schemes
  • Ambulance partnered triage schemes
  • Police control rooms
  • Ambulance control rooms
  • Police custody – in liaison and diversion programmes
  • Accident & Emergency – in liaison psychiatry
  • Mental health trust crisis teams.

Of course, that is in addition to the normal secondary care community mental health teams who support out patients like traditional, community mental health teams and those various versions and overlaps that use titles like home treatment team, assertive outreach teams.  There are also specialist community mental health teams like those operated by forensic services for patients who were previously in the secure mental health system and from place to place you may also find primary care liaison teams, working in GP surgeries or walk in centres, depending on your area.  One background to...

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Ambulance: Gifts

Written by RSS Poster Medic ScribeMedic Scribe

I just hit my 20 year mark with the company. For this, I received my choice of anniversary gift. You go to a link and they have various gifts you can get depending on which anniversary it is. 10 years ago, I got a set of Henkels knives. 5 years ago, I got a GPS which I gave to my now wife because she was always calling me asking for directions. She lost the GPS so it was a bit of a wasted gift. This time around I got another set of knives. While I got 13 the last time, this time I only got 7, but these are larger and a higher quality of knife. Included was a steel to sharpen the knives with and a pair of kitchen shears. The same set sells on Amazon for $299.95. If I make it to 25, I get an even fancier and higher quality set.

In my younger years I worked as a line cook for a year when I lived in Iowa. The Chef taught me the value of a good Chef’s knife. If there is only one knife you are going to get, it should be the Chef’s knife. You can cut, chop, slice, dice, whatever you need. It is a tool of the trade, what...

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Police: Pair jailed for violent robbery in South Norwood last year

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News
Caroline Betts, 26 (30.09.88) of Portland Road, SE25, was also sentenced to four years and 10 months imprisonment for robbery and 12 months imprisonment (consecutive) for theft Jason Grant, 35 (29.10.79) of no fixed abode, was sentenced to five years and nine months imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court on Friday, 23 January after he previously pleaded guilty to robbery.

A man and a woman have been jailed for a combined total of 10 years after the pair committed a violent robbery on a 28-year-old man in South Norwood last year.

Jason Grant, 35 (29.10.79) of no fixed abode, was sentenced to five years and nine months imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court on Friday, 23 January after he previously pleaded guilty to robbery.

Caroline Betts, 26 (30.09.88) of Portland Road, SE25, was also sentenced to four years and 10 months imprisonment for robbery and 12 months imprisonment (consecutive) for theft, after being found guilty of both offences following a three-day trial.

In the early hours of 4 August 2014, police were called to reports that a 28-year-old man had been robbed and assaulted in South Norwood.

The victim had been approached by the two suspects – a man and woman – in Portland Road, who told him that they knew a late-night off-licence in the area and could take him there.

As they turned into Doyle Road, the victim was tackled and...

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Police: Witness appeal following sexual assault in Newmarket

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police are appealing for witnesses after receiving a report of a sexual assault in Newmarket.

Officers were approached just before 2.15am this morning, Sunday 25 January, by a woman who stated she had been sexually assaulted on the playing fields in Rowley Drive. The victim is now receiving support from specialist trained police officers.

A police scene is currently in place on the playing fields and officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area between 11.30pm last night and 2am this morning, who may have information about this incident.

Calls should be made to Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 quoting NE/15/151, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 



Military: Don Bonner, Falklands chauffeur - obituary

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

































Butler and chauffeur to Rex Hunt, governor of the Falkland Islands at the time of the Argentine invasion
Don Bonner, who has died aged 87, was the butler and chauffeur to Rex Hunt, governor of the Falkland Islands when the Argentines invaded on April 2 1982.
As the sun set on Government House, the fiercely patriotic Bonner lowered the flag as usual, but then raised it again on the flagpole, saying: “I’ll shoot any Argie b------ who tries to take it down.” The only remaining member of the staff at the residence, he sat for hours with Hunt’s 12-bore shotgun until the Royal Marines’ commanding officer politely remarked that he seemed very tired and suggested he return to his cottage across the road.
The next day Bonner donned his chauffeur’s cap and declared that if the governor and his family were to be expelled he would drive them to the airport in the maroon taxi that served as the official car, rather than in the Land Rover proposed by an Argentine officer. Hoisting the governor’s pennant on...

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Military: MILBABE

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Police: A man has been arrested after police, including armed units, attended an address in Norwich. Officers attended a property in William Kett Close at about 7.30pm tonight (Saturday 24 January) following reports a man inside a property was in possession of a firearm. The incident was safely resolved and a 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and remains in custody at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre. A firearm was also seized from inside the property.

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A man has been arrested after police, including armed units, attended an address in Norwich.

Officers attended a property in William Kett Close at about 7.30pm tonight (Saturday 24 January) following reports a man inside a property was in possession of a firearm.

The incident was safely resolved and a 44-year-old  man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and remains in custody at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre.

A firearm was also seized from inside the property.



Police: Police appeal following fatal fail to stop collision in Redbridge

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a fail to stop collision in Redbridge.

Police were called at 02:55hrs on Saturday, 24 January to Latchford Place at the junction with Romford Road following reports of an injured man.

London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. The man [no further details] was pronounced dead at the scene at 03:46hrs.

Next of kin are yet to be informed.

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

No arrests have been made and enquires continue.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Chadwell Heath are investigating.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0208 487 4597 or Crimstoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.




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