Thousands of people call Baltimore 911 every year seeking help during a mental health crisis. Now, operators will direct them to trained specialists.

Baltimore, Maryland, will launch a new program this summer to direct some emergency calls to mental and behavioral health professionals, Mayor Brandon Scott announced on Friday. The program, the mayor said, is intended to help “people in crisis” who call 911, and allow the police “to spend more time focusing on violence.”  “Approximately 13,000 calls come into our 9-1-1 system

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One of Australia’s most powerful unions is splintering as leaders fight for control

A challenger for one of the top roles in the splintering but powerful CFMMEU has faced a setback after the Australian Electoral Commission said he was not a member of the right division. Arturo ‘Bluey’ Menon, an organiser with the union’s Queensland construction division, had filed to run against Michael O’Connor, a union powerbroker and brother of Labor frontbencher Brendan

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First picture of 'happy and vibrant' girl, 11, who died suddenly after falling ill at school as teachers pay tribute

THE 11-year-old girl who died suddenly after falling ill at school has been pictured for the first time. Julia Blackham was rushed to hospital on April 29 after becoming unwell at Marriotts School in Hertfordshire. Ambulance services and police attended the school at around 1:45pm and Julia was immediately rushed to hospital. However, despite the best efforts of the emergency

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Meet the new generation of 'It Girls' – from Romeo Beckham's girlfriend to Princess Diana's nieces

IN the nineties and noughties, “It Girls” were known for their wild partying, skimpy outfits and outrageous social lives – and now there’s a new generation of high society influencers in town. Fashion magazine Tatler has revealed their list of new “It Girls” to watch this year. But just how many do you recognise? And how do they live up

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Boozy Brits take advantage of the three-day weekend as they hit the town in Leeds and London

BOOZY Brits took advantage of the three-day weekend last night as they flocked to bars and pubs.  Punters across the country braved the cold and hit the town just three weeks after lockdown restrictions were eased.  Soho in Central London was packed with Brits enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend, with punters spilling out onto the street.  Cops watched on as

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Line Of Duty's Martin Compston gets filthy sex offers and marriage proposals from men and women on Instagram

LINE Of Duty's Martin Compston has revealed he gets filthy sex offers and marriage proposals from men and women on Instagram. Discussing the x-rated messages, Martin tells Saturday's episode of The Jonathan Ross Show: "The Instagram DMs get a bit out of hand…" "A lot of stuff I wish I hadn’t seen… I need to stop looking at them. "A

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Inside Line of Duty star Rosa Escoda's quirky London home with lots of houseplants and views of the Shard

LINE of Duty star Rosa Escoda's can unwind at quirky London home with views of the Shard when she's away from the cameras. The actress, is best known for playing Amanda Yao, AC-12's resident cybercrime expert on the BBC One crime drama. The TV star has a stunning pad in central London overlooking the tallest building in the UK. Rosa's

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