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999Emergency Services Number (UK)
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THE past eight decades have seen the 999 service expand from handling more than 1,000 calls in its first week of operation in London in 1937 to around 560,000 calls a week now - around 30 million calls a year, according to BT's archives.
Sheriff Graeme Napier adjourned the case until August 27 and told Donald, whose address was given as Danestone Place, Bridge of Don, not to call 999 in the meantime.
West Yorkshire Police, like many other police forces, has been trying to encourage the public to think twice before calling 999. During busy days the Force deals with more than 1,500 999 calls a day.
The ridiculous incident was revealed by Warwickshire Police's Operations and Communications Centre tweeted this morning to say: "Starting off today with a plea to only use 999 in an emergency!
999 caller "Can you keep a box of eggs open in the fridge?" The shocked operator responded by saying: "This is the ambulance service.
The operator suggested he looked for the cigarette and told him 999 was for emergencies only, but the man said: "What I'm saying is, I can't find anything."
"Traditionally Christmas and New Year are among the busiest times of year for the police and we are simply asking people to use the 999 system wisely to help ensure a legitimate emergency are prioritised over the festive period.
Mr Lilley added: "The casualty was extremely grateful for the help she received and was reminded of the need to contact the coastguard via 999 should she be in, or witness, a similar situation in future.
SU-DOKU 5 NUMBER CLUES 0901 736 7687 (70p/call) ROI 1515 999 077 ([euro]1/call) SU-DOKU FULL SOLUTIONS 0900 586 4622 (60p/min) ROI 1550 999 683 ([euro]0.95c/min) The totals given in the areas bounded by bold lines (cages) can be the result of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
Police response to emergency calls on 999 is also quicker, as the pressure of calls is now significantly lesser.
Luke Best dialled 999 on December 8 after his mum Michelle began fighting for breath at their home in Briardene Court, Bishopsgarth, Stockton.
Elleemae was able to dial 999, as her mum had told her to, and call paramedics to the house.