Two policemen were praised yesterday for turning motorway midwives and presenting a Birmingham father with a baby girl. Pc William Wells and Pc Gareth Lee sprang into action when their headquarters issued an SOS message that a woman was having a baby on a coach and everybody was panicking.
50 years ago
A suggestion that there might be be 'night sitters-up' who could be with old people in their homes at night when they were needed, was made yesterday by Mrs G A Kemball, vice-chairman of the National Old People's Welfare Committee, at its annual meeting of Grey Gables, the home for elderly people at Acocks Green.
100 years ago
Accidental death was the verdict in the case of Edward Arthur Fazackerley, a child of six months, whose parents live at Weston Street.
It appeared that the mother, who goes out every day to work, used to leave the child with her sister-in-law who lives nearby. On October 9 while the sister-in-law was preparing the tea the child crawled in and upset the tea pot and was terribly scalded.
'I have talked to the Pope, the Queen, the Prime Minister and Mother Teresa, but the station master at Westbury is unavailable'
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Oct 27, 2003|
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