What kind of first aid advice can you give to a knight in shining armour? A team of British Red Cross volunteers have been finding out as they play a unique role in the reburial of King Richard III. More
Timing, they say, is everything.
And certainly, if you start choking in public, there are few better times to be sitting opposite a first aid trainer.
Over the years, Sara Hodges has taught literally hundreds of people life-saving skills – including how to help someone who’s choking.
So when her friend, who was facing her in a crowded Chinese restaurant, suddenly took on a surprised look and stopped speaking, she knew exactly what was wrong. More
Sometimes, love can blossom in the unlikeliest of places.
What he didn’t expect was a beautiful French girl to come zooming along on her scooter. But it turned out Aurelia had also been sent along by her company. More
I’d always planned to make learning first aid part of my preparation for motherhood. It just seemed to make sense.
So when I was 14 weeks pregnant, my husband and I attended a Mothercare event for expectant parents.
They came; they saw; they had a dust-up.
As the clock struck twelve last night, thousands of ravenous bargain-hunters crammed themselves into Britain’s stores – closely followed by scores of police officers.
While speakers rang out with Tis the season to be jolly, numerous scuffles and punch-ups erupted in the aisles as shoppers jostled for heavily discounted goods. More
Today, Shetland Islander Jess Bradley was given a young heroes’ award by the British Red Cross.
And no wonder. Even a mere mention of the disturbing scene she had to deal with (helping a man with a deep gash in his neck) would be enough to make most people feel queasy.
But the trained first aider is surprisingly blasé about the whole incident. As she puts it: “I didn’t think it was anything remarkable – it was what I’d been trained to do, an instinct.” More
At first, it sounds like a particularly far-fetched episode of Lassie.
A dog, you say, carrying first aid supplies through the whizzing bombs and flying bullets of no man’s land? And all to reach and save wounded soldiers? It sounds preposterous. But it’s true – every word of it. More