One in 10 Londoners would call 999 for an emergency ambulance if their child got their hand stuck in a jam jar, according to a new report.
A man who stabbed his partner 28 times with a screwdriver laughed as he told the emergency services he had just “stabbed the missus”.
A report has found that police failed to make diligent enquiries to trace a 72-year-old man who had made a 999 call for an ambulance before he was found dead in his home, at supported accommodation in Inverness, the following day.
Scottish ambulance workers have been forced to waste time dealing with hundreds of malicious and false calls every year.
A 44-year-old man has been seriously injured in an incident which took place in the early hours of this morning in Fort William.
The emergency 999 service has been restored in the north-east after a technical glitch.
Police are hunting for vandals who punctured car tyres in Torry over the weekend.
A light aircraft has come down in Moray. Police, fire and paramedics are currently at Shempstons Airfield, Lossiemouth, following reports of the crash. The pilot was alone on board, and is not believed to have been seriously injured. More to follow.
A man has been arrested after a construction vehicle crashed into a sheltered housing complex.
Patients calling 999 over the festive period were left on hold for up to 20 minutes, it has emerged.
Assaults on Scottish emergency service workers have reached a three-year high.
The emergency 999 service was knocked out for hours across parts of the north-east this evening due to an unknown hardware fault affecting landlines.
The daughter of an Aberdeen man has hit out at ambulance chiefs - claiming they tried to ring 999 three times before being eventually connected to a centre in Northern Ireland while their father died on the floor of a doctor's surgery.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with a deliberate flat fire.
Organisers have hailed a celebration of the north-east's emergency services, which brought thousands of people to Fraserburgh, as "one of the best yet".
Organisers of a life-saving first responders initiative which will help paramedics in Peterhead have appealed for volunteers and funding.
The coxswain of Fraserburgh lifeboat has encouraged beachgoers to enjoy the summer sunshine responsibly as he warns of the dangers of riptides and hidden currents.
A serial offender who pleaded guilty to making 28 nuisance phone calls to the police has been remanded in custody after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.
More than 30 rescuers saved an Aberdeenshire woodlands from being "destroyed" by a huge wildfire yesterday.
Heartless thieves have stolen a cherished ornament from the garden of a north-east pensioner.
Police are seeking five men following an assault which left a teen with a serious face injury.
Hundreds of people were held inside parliament as police tried to determine if the car which crashed into the gates of parliament contained a bomb.
Westminster Correspondent Lindsay Razaq describes how the drama unfolded this afternoon - saying it was like something out of an "America TV show".
This video shows the moment a huge blaze engulfed the edge of a north-east woodlands.
Police are hunting a bike-riding bag-snatcher who robbed an 83-year-old woman in Aberdeen.
An investigation into the cause of a fire at an Aberdeenshire bank remains on-going more than two weeks after the incident.
A man has been rushed to hospital after a crash involving a tractor on a rural north-east road.
Two people had to be treated by paramedics following a fire at an Aberdeen flat yesterday.
A north-east school bus has been involved in a crash on a rural road.
A woman was taken to hospital after a one-car crash in Aberdeenshire yesterday.