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11 year old hailed a super star after his mum collapsed in the bathroom

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A little boy from Solihull has been hailed a ‘super star’ for calling 999 after his mum collapsed in the bathroom of their home in February.

Tuesday February 3rd started as just an ordinary school day but as 11-year-old George Johnson was getting ready downstairs at his home in Olton, Solihull, he heard something wasn’t quite right upstairs.

When he called his mum and got no reply George became concerned so ran upstairs and found her unconscious on the bathroom floor. George remembered watching a news story about how a little boy had called 999 so immediately picked up the telephone and called the ambulance service.

Rachel Johnson, 45, was at home with George and her four-year-old son Sam when she felt unwell. Rachel said: “I was in the bathroom when all of a sudden I had a very painful headache and must have lost consciousness because the next thing I remember is waking up with George on the phone to the ambulance service.

“He was so mature and was explaining what had happened to me and even helped me to get to the bedroom so that I was more comfortable. He’s always been my hero but now he’s my super hero, he really did save my life that day and we’re all incredibly proud of him.”

Erdington-based Paramedics Naomi Adams and David Pledge were the ambulance crew who responded to the 999 call. Naomi said: “George had got everything covered, whilst we treated Rachel, he was looking after his younger brother and had even called his Nan and Grandad to tell them what had happened so that they could come over and look after them as his dad was away in Ireland at the time. He was so calm and so mature. He was a complete super star.”

Naomi and David took Rachel to Heartlands Hospital as they were concerned with her condition. Rachel was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham before undergoing surgery for a subarachnoid haemorrhage (bleeding on the surface of the brain). She spent two weeks in hospital and is continuing to recover well.

George, who is a pupil at Lyndon Primary School in Olton, visited Erdington Ambulance Hub with his parents and little brother at the end of May (Thursday 29th May). The family had a tour of the hub and George and Sam explored the back of an ambulance and even got to sit in the drivers’ seat to imagine driving to an emergency.

Naomi and Dave presented George with a Chief Officers Commendation to praise him for looking after his mum. Talking about his visit, George, said: “Sitting in the ambulance was really good and having a look at everything was amazing.”

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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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