News stories from October 2008

Cabbie saves passenger
A quick-thinking Dorset cab driver has been commended for saving a passengers life after he suffered a heart attack.
Expansion of care services announced
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St John Ambulance announced at a reception at the House of Lords on Wednesday, that it would be expanding its range of care services across the country.
New health and safety statistics released
New health and safety statistics released today by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal a reduction in the numbers of people killed, injured or made ill by work during 2007/08.
Brave young first aiders save man
A team of young St John Ambulance volunteers swung into action to save the life of a man having a heart attack during a fireworks display at Sandhurst recently.
Take control of stress during the credit crunch
St John Ambulance has launched a Stress awareness course to coincide with National Stress Awareness Day on 5 November 2008.
Schoolboy treats burned mum
When faced with a real-life emergency in his own home, St John Ambulance Badger, Michael Hunter from Newcastle, transformed into a cool calm expert, and saved his mother from serious injury.
Brain Game success
Strictly Come Dancing star and broadcaster, John Sergeant, confirmed that KPMG have officially got the biggest brains in the City after they waltzed away with the Brain Game trophy and helped raise over £53,000 in aid of St John Ambulance.
Volunteers help celebrate Olympic achievements
St John Ambulance first aiders made sure everyone was well looked after - and cheered on the home team - when Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes had their Beijing victory parade through London today.
Youngsters' date at the palace
Around 70 young St John Ambulance members enjoyed an afternoon at Buckingham Palace last week when they were honoured at the charity's Young Achievers' Reception.
Motorcycle first aid
Hard working volunteers in Merseyside were on hand for first aid support at the final round of the Aintree Motorcycle Racing Club "Ace of Aintree" competition in Liverpool recently.