Bonfire Night Fire Figures Down
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Services have released the figures of incidents from this bonfire night – and the figures are down from last year!
They have praised the public for their awareness and consideration this bonfire weekend 2021 following their Darker Nights Bonfire Night. They have particularly thanked parents and guardians in particular – for passing on the important messages to their children and relatives about the dangers of fire, fireworks and anti-social behaviour.
Early figures show (comparisons across Tyne & Wear between 2020 and 2021):
-11.8% decrease in the number of calls received from 915 to 807.
-5.8% decrease in the total number of incidents attended from 462 to 435.
-13.3% decrease in the number of deliberate secondary fires from 203 to 176.
-33% decrease in the number of Firework related primary fires from 3 to 2.
On the evening of November 5th the Tyne and Wear FRS control room handled 356 calls, this was a 22.4% decrease from last year’s Bonfire Night (459).
Richie Rickaby, Area Manager for Community Safety at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Bonfire Night can be a very dangerous time of year and we would like to thank the people of Tyne and Wear for taking on board and appreciating our annual safety messages in the build up to November the fifth. The resulting figures speak for themselves with the majority of areas falling significantly from last year. The success is down to partnership working with our blue light colleagues and other public sector organisations including local authorities. This saw effective community clean ups across the whole of Tyne and Wear, where discarded objects were removed in advance of Bonfire Night, and schools across the region received online fire prevention packs to talk about in class. We hope this trend of care and awareness continues all year round as we still need to hit home that respect needs to be given to our emergency service crews and colleagues as they help serve the local community.”
Despite the reduction in figures, TWFRS did still record six attacks on their crews across the Bonfire weekend. Nobody was injured during the incidents, where missiles were thrown at the appliances, and enquiries to identify those responsible will continue alongside Northumbria Police.
Have you noticed a decline in incidents in your area this bonfire weekend? Let us know over on socials!
Karen’s Diner on Tour is BACK IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE!!
Karen’s Diner on Tour coming to town on tour and ‘well if y’all show up in force we’ll either come as a longer term pop up or simply just stay put for a while until we’ve insulted everyone in the North East!’
Get your tickets here: Karens Diner Newcastle tickets
We have spoken to the top Karen who assures everyone who went last time that Bottomless means BOTTOMLESS!
At our pop-up Karen’s you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don’t care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you’ve never had before. Let us know if it’s your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don’t ask to speak to the manager….
Your ticket includes a delicious BOTTOMLESS pizza and BOTTOMLESS prossecco or select spirits and mixers as well as select soft drinks drinks for a full 90mins
*We cater for all allergens
You will get full and authentic Karen experience – our games, our waitstaff and the full works. Decent food provided by the venue (we hope) and BOTTOMLESS booze for those who love a drink. This is a dining experience like no other – literally. Come enjoy the OG Karen’s from OG Karen’s.
Don’t accept imitations – book now to avoid missing out!
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Raoul Moat Drama Coming Soon To ITV
It looks set to be one of ITV’s biggest dramas this year and The Hunt for Raoul Moat is being brought to screen by the same people responsible for smash hit shows Line of Duty, Bodyguard and Vigil.
It was confirmed last April that production on the series had commenced, nearly 12 years after Moat gunman shot ex girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and her new boyfriend Christopher Brown, with Brown dying from his injuries. After fleeing Samantha’s home in Birtley, Moat, who had been released from prison just days earlier, went on the run, shooting on duty policeman PC David Rathband in the face as he sat in a patrol car on the outskirts of Newcastle and leaving him blind.
From there, Moat headed for Northumberland, forcing the quiet village of Rothbury into a lockdown as police launched a frantic search for him. The hunt for Moat reached its conclusion with a tense stand-off between the killer and the police on a riverbank, with Moat eventually shooting himself and dying from his injuries as he was rushed to Newcastle General Hospital.
ITV announced three parter The Hunt for Raoul Moat almost a year ago, as filming got underway in Yorkshire, with a cast including ex Bodyguard star Matt Stokoe as Moat and Inspector George Gently actor Lee Ingeleby as police chief Neil Adamson.
ITV have yet to officially announce an release date for The Hunt for Raoul Moat, but is expected to be form part of the channel’s spring programming.
Jason Miller’s Story with Stage 4 Cancer – How positivity is key in every cancer journey
Jason Miller’s story on staying positive
Although thinking and acting positively might help you cope with cancer, it’s normal and sometimes unavoidable to feel angry and scared.
Positive thinking is frequently urged on those battling with cancer. But, it is not always simple. It might be terrifying to deal with cancer and its treatment. All effected can experience low moods and worry about the future especially how your loved ones will cope.
Being upset and scared can be a sign of courage and can show that you are ready to face an uncertain future. Nonetheless, there are occasions when it can be beneficial to make an effort to replace negative thoughts with more uplifting ones.
We sat down with Jason Miller who takes us through his journey after discovering he had an aggressive stage 4 tumor. We learn how not only the diagnosis was a sign for him to put affairs in order for his family but also how he ended up surviving through his positive outlook!
Are you or anyone else effected by the content raised in this video?
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones.
Call free on 0808 239 06 25
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