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A four-year-old boy has been praised by the emergency services
after dialling 999 when his mother collapsed suddenly at home.
Jake Onions from Shropshire reacted the moment he saw her lying
motionless on the floor of their kitchen.
Four-year-old Jake Onions at his home in Telford
Even at his tender age he knew exactly what to do when his mum
She stumbled and fled. Her son picked up a mobile phone and dialled
999. where she can loose consciousness
at any moment. I woke up with him tugging on my
hair. He was on the phone to the police lady on the service and she
was trying to talk to me. She said what a wonderful little boy he is.
And it wasn't easy for Jake, he has developmental problems
with his speech making his family even more proud.
It was so emotional, just hearing him and knowing that my little boy
was on his own, that is how it felt to me. He was trying to get the
right help for me. He knew what the lady was saying but for him to get
it across and say what was going on was amazing.
The operator who took the call for West Mercia Police said
she'd shed a few tears after speaking to Jake.
Campaigners opposed to plans for the controversial high speed
rail link between London, Birmingham and the north of England
say their fight will continue, despite the news that phase one
is likely to get royal assent in the next month.
Protestors say there are still issues over construction
of the line and how it will affect people living nearby.
A group of elderly and disabled people have had a roller
coaster of a week - and now their fortunes have
First a trailer filled with their mobility scooters
was stolen then a Midlands Today viewer donated a new trailer.
Well, the stolen trailer's been returned, and they've had scooters
and a wheelchair given to them too by people touched by their story.
They've certainly got something to sing about now.
The Place of Refuge Community Church in Walsall had had a terrible week
when a trailer and mobility scooters were stolen.
It threatened day trips and independence for
But yesterday, after an anonymous tip off, their trailer was returned.
I find it hard to cry but inside I was really sad and really really
worried that we would not get it back. Now I feel really willing
proud that they have. They have brought it back and... And I will be
able to regain my life again. Earlier this week Midlands Today
viewer Darren Logan donated another trailer, and he's happy to let them
to keep it. The viewers and listeners, the
contacts we have had through this misfortune, it is probably the
positives outweigh the negatives and I want to thank everybody who was
listening now. Mobility scooters and a wheelchair
still haven't been returned - The fantastic thing is they ended up
with more wheelchairs and mobility scooters than they had in the first
place, such as been the response from the public.
West Midlands police are investigating.
Meanwhile, the church is now planning lots of trips out.
The Midlands based discount retailer Poundland has been fined more
than ?130,000 after pleading guilty to eight offences under Food Safety
Birmingham City Council Prosecuted the Willenhall based company
after environmental health officers found evidence of mouse activity
throughout its store in central Birmingham on two
Wasps scored seven tries to defeat zebra. They will play Leinster in
the quarterfinals. It's been a bitterly
cold weekend hasn't it? Claire Baffin-Massie sent us this
frosty photograph of the sun rising And it looks like there are more sub
zero temperatures to come this week? Despite high pressure in charge, we
have seen quite a lots of variations, sunny spells, cloud and
snow. Through this evening and overnight, we have cloud around but
some breaks and the chance of seeing this -- frost developing and patchy
fog. Lows of minus four Celsius. A chilly start tomorrow, some dense
patches of fog first thing. The fog will lift and in some areas it could
last all day but we will see bright intervals, temperatures not up to
much, five Celsius and similar on Tuesday.
I'm back with the late bulletin at 10:22pm.
Until then, enjoy the rest of your evening.