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The scuba dive that crushed my spine

As they started to explore their surroundings, two of the group unexpectedly signalled to the others that their tanks had run dry. Osborn felt “absolute surprise” at this turn of event. But they were trained for such eventualities. There was no need to panic. The divers used hand signals and underwater slates and pencils to write notes and arranged to share the remaining two tanks of air “breath for breath” as they ascended to the surface. The quartet started to rise slowly, but at 30m, cold dread swept through them.…

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Tesco customers go bananas over price hike

A Tesco spokesperson said: “Due to the higher costs involved in operating our Express and Metro stores there is a small premium on a number of products. “Our convenience store are in prime, central locations where leases are more expensive in comparison to out of township Extras and Superstores.” It said it has no plans to roll-out the cost change to larger stores. The supermarket has almost 3,500 stores in the UK of which around 2,700 are convenience store, including 1,749 Express shops, 776 One-Stop, and 172 Metro stores. The…

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‘I saved my son’s life with a defibrillator’

“I’m a first-aider at school, and with the number of stubbed toes and things like that you get on a daily basis you don’t truly worry when somebody says something like that – but I ran down to the field. “As I was sprinting across, I realised somebody was doing chest compressions on him and it kind of takes a couple of seconds to realise what that truly means. “I knew how serious it was.” Image copyright STUART ASKEW Image caption Three days after his operation Ethan surprised his friends…

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The scuba dive that crushed my spine

As they started to explore their surrounds, two of the group unexpectedly signalled to the others that their tanks had run dry. Osborn felt “absolute surprise” at this turning of event. But they were trained for such eventualities. There was no need to panic. The divers utilized hand signals and underwater slates and pencils to write notes and arranged to share the remaining two tanks of air “breath for breath” as they ascended to the surface. The quartet started to rise slowly, but at 30 m, cold dread swept through…

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