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RAF Coningsby: Helicopter crash simulated for training exercise

RAF Coningsby: Helicopter crash simulated for training exercise

25 May 2024 By David McKenna,BBC News Lincolnshire Police The training exercise was designed to replicate an evolving emergency Emergency services have taken part in an exercise to practise how they would respond to a helicopter crash. Police, fire and ambulance crews took part in the training at RAF Coningsby and RAF Donna Nook, in...

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British children among world’s worst for exercise and healthy eating

British children among world’s worst for exercise and healthy eating

Children in England and Wales are among the most inactive in the world, according to the World Health Organisation. In a study covering 44 countries, England, Wales and Scotland perform poorly on markers such as brisk walking, while some pupils miss breakfast, as experts warned day-to-day exercise was “largely disappearing from young people’s lives”. While...

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Joy as North East 24 hour gym is nominated for British Fitness Award

Joy as North East 24 hour gym is nominated for British Fitness Award

Micky Donkin, 38, has operated Evolution Fitness in Houghton le Spring for the last six years – becoming a well known 24 hour feature of the high street. Relocating to Empire House on Newbottle Street last July, the gym has grown from strength to strength and is now up for the Independent Gym award in...

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Former British Marine gets into business of fitness in UAE, after accident

Former British Marine gets into business of fitness in UAE, after accident

Dubai: For former British military commando Cyrus Rustom, 38, it was inevitably his previous job that demanded he remain fit. But on hindsight, he feels it was a near-death accident when he decided to make fitness his full-time career and later his entrepreneurial choice. “In 2006, I was smashed between two military trucks in Afghanistan...

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French Open: Emma Raducanu will miss Grand Slam to focus on fitness

French Open: Emma Raducanu will miss Grand Slam to focus on fitness

Britain’s Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from the French Open, just 24 hours before qualifying was due to begin. The 21-year-old is not injured, but has decided to skip Roland Garros to train and give herself a “chance to keep fit for the rest of the year”. Raducanu was not awarded a wildcard for the clay-court...

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UK Gov Proposes Plan to Boost Young Train Driver Numbers

UK Gov Proposes Plan to Boost Young Train Driver Numbers

consultation on lowering the minimum age to become a train driver in Great Britain from 20 to 18 thousands of opportunities could open up for younger people as early as this summer measure could help future-proof the workforce and support reliability of services Efforts to open up more careers in the rail sector to young...

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Britain’s weight loss success stories: ‘I went from a size L to S at 57 with the help of three carbohydrates’

Britain’s weight loss success stories: ‘I went from a size L to S at 57 with the help of three carbohydrates’

The science of metabolism has a hold on British scientists, and their research confirms that losing weight is a multi-faceted and relatively complex affair. Crash dieting trends are the ones to avoid for long-term results – yet conflicting messages about the best methods available can confuse slimmers. This was the case for Victoria Acosta, 57,...

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I had a happy family and a good job as a GP – but I decided to kill myself

I had a happy family and a good job as a GP – but I decided to kill myself

Amandip Sidhu’s charity has helped more than 3,000 people since it was set up, offering, among other things, weekly drop-in Zoom support groups. ‘We hear time and time again that more and more GPs are working longer hours. They don’t just see patients, there is a huge amount of administration and bureaucracy,’ he says. ‘There...