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Traffic bobbies look back on 40-year beat

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When they started at their new base, they were on patrol in Morris Marinas and even the tallest officers had to squeeze into their cars with their police caps on.

Danger – all in a day’s work for crack West Midlands Fire Service unit

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Their challenges have included winching a man to safety from the side of a skyscraper, crawling through  collapsed buildings, cutting through steel girders at 2,500 degrees of heat and rescuing a builder covered up to his neck in soil at the bottom of an 18ft-trench. And they also put out fires.

Thousands enjoy sunny Stafford half-marathon

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Seasoned runners joined families dressed as superheroes and others in enormous animal costumes, as thousands of people took part in a half-marathon and fun run to raise money for good causes.