Further warnings to be safe in warm weather as emergency service calls rise by 1,000

July 3, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) have put out further warnings after a ‘surge’ in the number of 999 calls over a 24 hour period has been related to the warm weather. A spokesman for the service said that yesterday (Wednesday), it took more than 3,000 calls compared to an average of 2,000 a day. They said: “We have seen a surge in the number of 999, urgent and emergency calls over the past 24 hours, […]

Met Office issues yellow warning for heatwave conditions

July 17, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Residents are being warned to stay safe in the summer sun as the highest temperatures of the year are expected over the next few days. With temperatures expected to reach 29 Celsius, the Met Office has issued its yellow warning. An official heat health warning is triggered when temperatures are high enough on two consecutive days and during the night to have a significant affect on health. Look out for the symptoms of heat exhaustion […]

Alarm Raised Over Poisonous Bangle

April 3, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

A bracelet made from a potentially deadly tropical plant has been recalled from sale, prompting Trading Standards to issue a warning in Lincolnshire. The piece of jewelry is decorated with the Jequirity bean – a small, red and black-coloured seed that contains a lethal toxin called abrin.  A more detailed picture can be found below. While there is no information to suggest the bracelet has ever been on sale in Lincolnshire, Trading Standards officers are concerned […]