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  1. Stoke Sentinel

    Calls for defibrillators at Stoke-on-Trent council buildings after man suffers heart attack on lunch break
    Stoke Sentinel
    "The council seems to have a policy about not putting defibrillators on the outside of buildings but every publicly-owned building should have one on the external wall. Not only that, Smithfield is where the NHS bosses are based so it really must have ...

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  2. Money raised for second defibrillator at Mabe
    Falmouth Packet
    Residents and visitors to Mabe have now raised enough money to buy a second defibrillator for the village which will be installed at the shop and Post Office. "It may have taken 18 months to complete, but we have now put the necessary £5,700 into Front ...


  3. Defibrillator drones could save lives in hard-to-reach areas
    Reuters UK
    Researchers have developed a drone with the capability of transporting and delivering an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) to rural areas in the first few minutes after cardiac arrest to facilitate early defibrillation. Roselle Chen reports ...


  4. Boston Standard

    Festival funds help buy defibrillators
    Boston Standard
    Richard Dungworth – a former Boston borough councillor – died from cardiac arrest while on a train with no defibrillator. This inspired committee members, including chairman Brenda Owen, to reconsider where money could be spent. Members decided that ...


  5. Burton Mail

    Help save a life by taking part in defibrillator training sessions in Woodville
    Burton Mail
    Residents in Woodville are being invited to attend a defibrillator training session to learn how the the machines could potentially save a life. A new defibrillator has been installed outside the parish rooms, next to Woodville School, which can be ...


  6. Dunstable Today

    Jake's Houghton Regis Bash raises £1k for defibrillator!
    Dunstable Today
    With no law for compulsary screening, Sarah is now on a mission to kit out schools with defibrillators. Sarah said: “'Jake's Bash' went really well. My son Leo was amazing on the door, my daughter, Ella, ran the teddy tombola and sold bracelets and my ...


  7. Kent Online

    Ramsgate: Defibrillators stolen from seven ambulances parked at Thanet Ambulance Station, Haine Road
    Kent Online
    Police say thefts of defibrillators are on the rise across the county. Detective Sergeant Simon Harrold of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said officers were pursuing a number of lines of enquiry. He said: "It appears that the thieves ...

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  8. Worcester News

    New defibrillator installed at Barnards Green Cricket Club
    Worcester News
    Richard Vakis-Lowe, chairman of Heartstart Malvern said: "Heartstart Malvern would like to thank The Malvern Singers for donating the proceeds from their Christmas concert and Barnard's Green Cricket Club for allowing the defibrillator to be installed ...

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  9. Scottish Daily Record

    Charity gifts defibrillator equipment to airport
    Scottish Daily Record
    A life-saving public defibrillator will be available at Perth Airport round the clock thanks to a generous donation to Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA). The Powerheart AED (automated external defibrillator) was gifted to SCAA by suppliers ...


  10. Dartmouth-Today

    Community defibrillator used in Kingsbridge, but with a sad outcome
    Dartmouth-Today
    She wrote: “The defibrillator was working fine, but unfortunately it was just too late, everyone involved tried their very best to save this lady, emergency crews arrived within minutes, so much respect for them. Its the family I feel for, must have ...

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  11. Derry Journal

    'If the defibrillator hadn't been there, I wouldn't be here . . .'
    Derry Journal
    Shaun Harkin had previously undergone council training on using a defibrillator. Recalling what happened he said: “It was just a practise night and George went into the clubhouse. I was following him in and he just collapsed back towards me and I ...


  12. Gloucestershire Live

    Watch man dive down Cafe Rene's well to find money for life-saving defibrillator network in Gloucester pubs
    Gloucestershire Live
    The 'Public Hearts' scheme was thought up by PC Matt Hammond and wants every pub and club in Gloucester to have a defibrillator in their premises. Since these venues open the longest hours, it is hoped the units will be easily accessible in the event ...


  13. Stoke Sentinel

    Village's defibrillator used after woman suffered cardiac arrest in Tean
    Stoke Sentinel
    Salon owner Lynn Plant says all towns and villagers should have defibrillators – after seeing the kit installed outside her business being used just months after being set up. Quick-thinking members of the public grabbed the device – installed outside ...


  14. Daily Post North Wales

    State-of-the-art defibrillator installed at top of Snowdon
    Daily Post North Wales
    It has been jointly funded by the Achub Calon Y Dyffrun group, launched by one of the ambulance service's Community First Responders (CFR) Tomos Hughes to increase the number of defibrillators in North Wales, and manufacturers ZOLL Medical.


  15. Burton Mail

    Defibrillator call made after elderly woman dies in Tean
    Burton Mail
    A salon owner has called for more defibrillators in villages around Uttoxeter after passers-by battled to save the life of a pensioner whose heart stopped. Lynn Plant says all towns and villages should have the heart-starting devices after seeing the ...


  16. Gazette & Herald

    Parents launch heart campaign
    Gazette & Herald
    “These community defibrillators have been provided through the ambulance service for members of the public to use,” she said. “When someone dials for an ambulance they will be directed to where the nearest defibrillator is. “Having access to a ...


  17. The Times

    We're in desperate need of a housing defibrillator
    The Times
    Is the housing crisis really so multifaceted and complex? A Rubik's policy cube? Probably not. The cause of much of the current crisis is rooted in the state's abject failure to provide social and affordable housing over the past 25 years. For an ...


  18. North Wales Chronicle

    New state-of-the-art defibrillator installed to save lives at top of Wales' highest mountain
    North Wales Chronicle
    A BRAND new state-of-the-art defibrillator has been delivered to the top of Snowdon to help save lives. It means that if one of the estimated 400,000 annual visitors to the summit suffers a cardiac arrest, members of the public can begin the 'chain of ...


  19. The Star

    Call for firms and residents to back Sheffield defibrillator campaign
    The Star
    A defibrillator has already been installed outside the council offices in Mortomley Lane, High Green. And Couns Zoe Sykes and Garry Weatherall are now trying to gather support to get more installed in Burncross, Chapeltown, Ecclesfield and Grenoside.


  20. The FA

    Clubs called on to install life-saving defibrillators
    The FA
    The FA has joined up with the British Heart Foundation to call on grassroots and amateur football clubs in England to help save more lives from cardiac arrests by installing life-saving defibrillators. The BHF and The FA have already helped part-fund ...