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July 7, 2018 12:59 PM Thai cave rescue: Boys and parents send letters of love and reassurance

An exchange of letters between relatives and the 12 Thai boys and their coach who are trapped in a flooded cave has been released. Below is a selection of some of the messages: the letters from inside the cave are on the light coloured paper, while the responses are on the darker paper (some of the exchanges have been annotated). Mig: Don't worry about 43

July 7, 2018 7:35 AM 'Take me for grilled pork': Notes written by boys trapped in cave in full

Now trapped for almost two weeks, the group trapped in a Thai cave have sent out notes of love and affection to their families. Many of the messages reference food the children are craving, messages of love to their parents and notes of reassurance that they should not be worried about them. To all kids' parents, at this moment, kids are well. They have teamwork 36

July 3, 2018 12:36 PM Thanet Way: Two injured in car crash on A299 between Herne Bay and Whitstable

One lane of the A299 Thanet Way is closed while emergency crews deal with a crash involving a single car. Two people – a driver and a passenger – are believed to have been injured in the accident, in which a Vauxhall Mokka left the coastbound carriageway between Herne Bay and Whitstable. Police, fire and South East Coast Ambulance Service crews were scrambled 31

July 1, 2018 10:24 PM River Derwent: Man trapped underwater at weir dies

A man has died after becoming trapped underwater at a weir on the River Derwent. Crews were called to the river off Raynesway, Derby, at 18:59 BST on Saturday after reports of three men in the water. Derbyshire fire service said a 25-year-old man had "become trapped under the water on the weir". Station manager Paul Green said water rescue teams located 29

June 24, 2018 1:18 PM Fears for youth football team trapped in Thai cave

A major search and rescue operation is under way in a race against time to find them before the cave floods. Police said that local authorities, police and rescue workers were working with divers to look for 12 boys aged 11 to 15, as well as their 25-year-old coach. They are believed to have entered the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province 27

June 22, 2018 1:52 PM Van crash puppy has 'miraculous escape'

A puppy had a "miraculous" escape after it had to be cut free from the wreckage of a crashed van. The French Bulldog - called Memphis - was trapped in the footwell of the Vauxhall van in the aftermath of the collision involving a lorry and a car on the A500, near Barthomley, Cheshire. Two fire crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the uninjured 22

June 22, 2018 6:08 AM Wickford homes evacuated after car crashes into cafe causing gas leak

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crashing into a cafe, leading to homes being evacuated. Several properties in Wickford were evacuated as a precaution last night after a road traffic collision caused a gas leak. A silver car crashed into Nevendon Cafe, on Nevendon Road, at roughly 8.15pm. No-one was trapped inside the vehicle 23

June 20, 2018 9:57 PM Wisconsin game warden helps cub escape basement with ladder

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin game warden was smarter than the average bear. Department of Natural Resources warden Dave Walz was called to an Eagle River home in northern Wisconsin early Wednesday to help rescue a bear cub trapped in a newly built open basement. Walz and the homeowner decided to use a ladder to rescue the crying cub. Video shot by Walz shows 17

June 20, 2018 4:37 PM Firefighters rescue woman and animals from fire in Layerthorpe area of York

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews from York, Acomb and Huntington were called to a terraced house in the Layerthorpe area at about 1.20pm. A spokesman for the fire service said the woman, who was aged in her thirties, became trapped upstairs after a tumble dryer in the property caught fire. The spokesman said the woman had phoned the fire service 24

June 20, 2018 10:23 AM Care worker, 60, died of hypothermia when she got trapped naked in holiday home airing cupboard and was sprayed by burst water pipe as she tried to DIG her way out

A naked care worker froze to death after getting trapped in the airing cupboard of her holiday villa while trying to find the toilet in the middle of the night. Elizabeth Isherwood, 60, desperately tried to claw her way out of the cupboard 'over a number of days' after the door hand disintergrated. An inquest into her death heard how the former policewoman 39