As bodies of the victims of the Glasgow helicopter crash were slowly driven out of the tented site of The Clutha bar, an honour guard of police, paramedics and firefighters stood to attention and saluted. Full story >>
You might think that 999 refers to the number of workers but in fact 999 (nine-nine-nine) is the telephone number used in Britain for calling the police, fire or ambulance services in an emergency • Quick! Dial 999! So '999 workers' are those who work for the emergency services.