Why you shouldn"t get sick in a cold snap – it takes ambulances longer to respond

Why you shouldn't get sick in a cold snap – it can take ambulances twice as long to respond Study looked at how long it took ambulances to arrive at emergencies in Birmingham between 2007 and 2011Ambulance response time dropped 1.3% for each degree drop in temperatureDuring December 2010 ambulances took 15minutes rather than average eight minutesIncreased demand and treacherous road conditions blamed By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 23:44 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 27 February 2013 It's common knowledge that it's better to get sick on a weekday because hospitals aren't as well staffed on weekends.

Flying high: Air stewardess told pregnancy pain was actually rare cancer that would leave her in wheelchair walks again

Flying high: Air stewardess who was told she would be paralysed by cancer surgery beats disease AND walks again Bally Taylor, 37, will tomorrow carry the Olympic torch through her home town of Dunfermline | UPDATED: 12:53 GMT, 11 June 2012 An air stewardess who was told she would never walk again after suffering from an extremely rare form of cancer will tomorrow jog through her home town carrying the Olympic torch.