A man from Bolton has been recognised for his “brave” actions after saving his next-door neighbours from a house fire.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is honouring 38-year-old Jamie Jackson, from the Astley Bridge area of Bolton, after he heard a smoke alarm sounding from inside his neighbours’ home in Athlone Avenue all the way back on 22 December 2019 shortly before 7pm, and immediately called 999.
Fire crews from Bolton North, Bolton Central, and Farnworth community fire stations were quickly sent to the scene at the semi-detached house thanks to Jamie’s emergency call.
Without hesitation, the brave Boltonian then smashed through the back door of the property which allowed him to enter the house and lead his neighbours – an 82-year-old woman, and a man in his 50s – to safety.
Firefighters quickly arrived at the house, where they were confronted with a fire in the kitchen, and then got to work tackling the blaze wearing using a hose reel, GMFRS said.
The kitchen fire is believed to have started by a chip pan, and was contained to the kitchen.
“On the night of the fire when I heard the smoke alarm, it was my natural instinct to want to help them – though I surprised myself a bit,” Jamie admitted.
“You never really know what you are capable of until you’re in a situation like I was, but I’m glad there was a happy ending.”
Thanks to his courageous actions, Jamie was presented with a certificate of recognition at Bolton North Community Fire Station near to his home a few days ago by GMFRS’ Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel.
Speaking on giving Jamie his award, Dave Russel said: “On behalf of GMFRS, I want to thank Jamie for his swift and brave actions, which undoubtedly saved the lives of his neighbours on that December evening.
“You should be immensely proud for what you did and I’m sure your neighbours, their family and friends are extremely grateful.”
Jamie said he feels “proud to be recognised by GMFRS” for rescuing his neighbours.
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Coca-Cola confirms the Christmas Truck is coming to Manchester this weekend
Coca-Cola has finally confirmed the news we’ve all been waiting for… the Christmas Truck will be in Manchester this weekend.
December is here, the temperatures have plummeted outside, and the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is nearing closer and closer by the day – but it’s not Christmas until you’ve gone and got a Coca-Cola from the giant red van is it, right?
Well luckily, we won’t have to wait too much longer to get to do that once again.
The soft drinks company confirmed that ‘Holidays Are Coming’ a couple of weeks back, with the UK tour of the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas Truck now well underway, and having visited other major northern cities such as Leeds and Liverpool over the last few days.
And now, Coca-Cola has revealed that the legendary van is coming to Greater Manchester this weekend, and will be stopping off at the Trafford Centre for one day only.
The much-loved festive symbol will be arriving outside the shopping centre tomorrow (Saturday 2 December) from midday right through until 8pm to provide “the ultimate Christmas celebration”, with a whole host of activities planned for families of all ages.
The 2023 Coca-Cola Christmas Truck journey will be packed with “interactive experiences for visitors to immerse themselves in”.
Anyone who heads to the Trafford Centre from midday tomorrow will first be welcomed by a walk-in, snow-filled bauble that invites them to “step into a winter wonderland for the perfect holiday snapshot”, all before making a stop at the ‘Ho-Ho-Hoop Hut’ to take part in a fun festive game for the chance to win a selection of prizes – including meal-inspired rewards, and recycled Christmas tree decorations.
Families can then finish off the tour by posing for a memorable photo opportunity in front of the iconic Coca-Cola truck.
Visitors are welcome to listen to the Coca-Cola Christmas choir as they perform a set of carols too.
Fancy it then? If you’re ready to kick-start Christmas the right way, then make sure you get yourself down to the Trafford Centre from midday tomorrow.
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Tesco has slashed the price of one-litre bottles of Baileys by more than 50%
Tesco has slashed the price of one-litre bottles of Baileys by more than 50%, and they’re now available to get your hands on for a limited time only.
With December officially here, and the festive season nearing closer by the day, most UK supermarkets are rolling out deals left, right, and centre to help shoppers save a few pennies during ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ as the cost of living crisis continues – and it seems like Tesco is absolutely no different.
That’s because the retailer has decided to knock a whopping £12 off the regular price of one-litre bottles of one of the best-loved Christmas tipples.
Fans of the classic Irish cream liqueur drink will probably want to run not walk to their nearest Tesco to stock up on Baileys ready for the big day to arrive, as big bottles of the festive favourite have been reduced from £22 right down to just £10, and are now available to fill your basket with.
But… there’s a bit of a catch (isn’t there always?)
Not only is the over half-price offer only available for a very limited time, and due to expire at the end of next week, but shoppers will only be able to buy the one-litre bottles at the impressive £10 price if they’re Tesco Clubcard customers.
You were probably expecting that’d be the case, right? The supermarket – which is well-known for the savings it offers via is loyalty card scheme all year round – is giving Clubcard users up until Monday 11 December to nip to their nearest branch or head online to the Tesco website and buy as many bottles of Bailey’s as they fancy.
As part of the supermarket’s commitment to “keep prices low” until the end of the year, stuffing, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, and even tin foil have all seen their prices slashed as the retailer aims to help those struggling to cover costs.