22/01/2017 Midlands Today


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22/01/2017

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A four year old boy has been praised by the emergency services

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after dialling 999 when his mother collapsed at home.

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Jake Onions from Shropshire reacted the moment he saw her lying

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Four-year-old Jake onions at his home in Telford with his very proud

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family. Even at his tender age, he knew exactly what to do when his

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mother, Gemma, fell to the floor unconscious...

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Gemma was walking across her kitchen when she stumbled and fell. She

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banged her head on her son's toy car. He reacted by picking up her

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an undiagnosed condition where she an undiagnosed condition where she

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can lose consciousness at any moment. I woke up with him tugging

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on my hair. He was on the phone to the police lady. She was trying to

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talk to me, saying what a wonderful little boy he is. It was not easy

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for Jake. He has develop mental problems with his speech, making his

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family even more proud. He knew what the lady was saying to him, but to

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carry that over was amazing. The operator said that she shared a few

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tears after speaking to Jake. Campaigners opposed to plans

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for the controversial high speed rail link between London,

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Birmingham and the north of England say their fight will continue,

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despite the news that phase one is likely to get royal

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assent in the next month. Protestors say there

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are still issues over A group of elderly and disabled

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people have had a roller coaster of a week -

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and now their fortunes have First a trailer filled

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with their mobility scooters was stolen - then a Midlands Today

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viewer donated a new trailer. Well the stolen trailer's been

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returned, and they've had scooters and a wheelchair given to them too

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by people touched by their story. They've certainly got

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something to sing about now. The Place of Refuge Community Church

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in Walsall had had a terrible week when a trailer and mobility

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scooters were stolen. It threatened day trips

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and independence for But yesterday, after an anonymous

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tip off, their trailer was returned. I find it hard to cry, but inside, I

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was really sad. And really, really... Worried that we would not

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get it back. How are you feeling now? I am really proud that I have.

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They've brought it back. And I'm able to regain my life again.

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donated another trailer, and he's happy to let

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The viewers and the listeners, the contacts that we have had through

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this misfortune... It is the positives outweigh the negatives in

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all of this. I want to thank everyone listening now.

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haven't been returned - but others have been donated.

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The fantastic thing about this is that they have ended up with more

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wheelchairs and mobility scooters than they had in the first place,

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such has been the response from the public.

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West Midlands police are investigating.

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Meanwhile, the church is now planning lots of trips out.

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Let's have a look at the weather forecast.

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Good evening. It's another cold night on the way tonight. It looks

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like we will see some dense patches of freezing fog forming. Plenty of

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cloud about but there will be some breaks. It is where those clear

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skies are that we see frost and potentially from developing.

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Temperatures fall to -4 and minus two Celsius. A cold start of the day

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tomorrow, there will be dense patches of fog. They take their time

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to clear through the morning and some patches could last all day.

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When they clear, sunny spells and temperatures weaklings -- reaching 6

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degrees Celsius. Tuesday is a similar story. The

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chance of seeing fog but behind, some sunny spells.

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Have a good evening. just after six o'clock.

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Good evening. If you are dreading the trudge back to work in the

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morning I'm not going to help matters. There is the prospect of

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nasty, freezing fog over the next couple of days. Quite localised but

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tricky out there on the roads. Disruption possible. Check out your

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BBC local radio station, go online for the latest updates where you

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are. The fog thickening up as I subpoenaing, particularly across

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southern parts of the UK. There are warnings in force with some patches

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of fog elsewhere, too. A cold one, needless to say. Some places already

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well below freezing. Where you have cloud cover, hovering just above.

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Some showers around, too, coming out of the cloud. So ice around first

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thing in the morning. Let's concentrate on the fog. It includes

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the London area, some of the airports

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