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999

The universal emergency number in the UK, which can be dialed from any phone free of charge. It is equivalent to US 911, 112 in much of Europe, and so on.
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The committee proposed that there should be a standard easy-toremember nationwide number to alert the emergency services, first considering 707, which corresponded to the letters SOS on the telephone dial, and 333, but settling on 999 as the most practical number.
If something genuine does happen that requires 999, speaking to your father and letting him decide would be a good course of action."
Recent 999 callers have included one person who phoned because they were bored.
"This morning we have had a call from someone on 999 reporting their neighbour's chickens have escaped and are in their back garden and wanting police to attend to put them back!
"Please only ring 999 in an emergency so we can help the people who really need us."
These are just some of the examples of the ridiculous calls which have prompted a plea from police chiefs to only dial 999 in an emergency as part of their #Dont-TieUpTheLine campaign.
This year NWP received almost 410,000 calls - over the festive period between December 15 2016 and January 3 2017, the force handled 4,407 999 calls and 14,984 to its 101 non-emergency line.
"She then used this information to find a contact number for our museum and this eventually led to her speaking to a member of the rescue team who advised her to dial 999 immediately.
SU-DOKU 5 NUMBER CLUES 0901 736 7688 (70p/call) ROI 1515 999 078 ([euro]1/call) SU-DOKU FULL SOLUTIONS 0900 586 4623 (60p/min) ROI 1550 999 684 ([euro]0.95c/min)
Officials urge the public to use only 901 for non-emergency issues, and leave the 999 line open for emergency calls.
North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) 999 call handler Jill Davison stayed on the phone to Luke until the ambulance arrived and by that point, Michelle's breathing had improved and she felt well enough not to need hospital treatment.
A survey by parenting website Mumsnet revealed that of 757 respondents, 37% have not taught their child to dial 999, with nearly half of those (46%) not doing so because they don't think their child is mature enough.