London Fire Brigade have revealed they have received about 100 unnecessary calls a week to the 999 emergency lines. Calls have ranged from an elderly woman who lost her false teeth to a woman's husband locked into a titanium chastity belt.
In an attempt to make people aware of the indirect dangers that can result from prank calls to emergency services, the bosses of the South Western Ambulance Service have released a prank call from a man who informed them he was out of toilet paper.
As his candidacy for the GOP nomination gains momentum, Herman Cain's '9-9-9' tax proposal is coming under increasing scrutiny and fire. Tuesday, Rep. Ron Paul joined the growing list of skeptics in denouncing the plan.
The UK ambulance technician who was at the centre of an investigation at the end of last year after he refused to interrupt his tea break to attend a 999 call has found out that he can keep his job.
Kent Police in southern England have blasted a woman who rang the emergency services number 999 to report the theft of her snowman. The woman has been described as "completely irresponsible" by the force in Chatham.