LOOKING back to the week that was April 8 to April 14, ten years ago...

A SEVEN-year-old girl who calmly dialled 999 for an ambulance after her diabetic mother blacked out at the wheel was praised by paramedics in April 2014.

Caroline Price, then 38, from Coundon, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, was driving to Sainsbury's with her daughter, Lauren, seven, in the back seat, when she suddenly felt herself slipping into unconsciousness.

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Mrs Price managed to bring her car to a halt safely, but passed out at the wheel.

Fortunately Lauren was able to use her mother's mobile phone to ring 999 for an ambulance.

On April 7, 2014, Dave Brammer, the rapid response paramedic who attended the incident and treated Mrs Price at the scene, presented Lauren with a framed commendation from the North East Ambulance Service.

Mr Brammer said: "Lauren was absolutely superb. She stayed calm and answered all the questions we needed to know about her mum."

A Shocked barmaid described the alarming moment an e-cigarette exploded into a ball of fire and came towards her, in April 2014.

Laura Baty, 18, was behind the bar of a North Yorkshire pub on Saturday, April 6, 2014 and was serving a customer when she heard a loud bang and saw the device travelling in her direction.

She tried to get out of the way, but as the dramatic CCTV image on the right shows, the flames singed her arms and set her dress on fire.

Part of the device also struck a customer at the Buck Inn Hotel, in Richmond, leaving him with a red mark on his stomach.

The e-cigarette, which had been on charge behind the bar, then landed on the floor and scorched the vinyl tiles before burning itself out.

Also in April 2014, archaeologists unearthed evidence the site of Durham Cathedral may have been inhabited during Roman and even pre-historic times.

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Durham's peninsula, home to the Castle and Cathedral and a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been a place of Christian worship since at the least the Tenth Century.

Now experts digging beneath the Cathedral's Great Kitchen have unearthed Roman pottery and a single pre-historic flint.

Cathedral archaeologist Norman Emery said: "The pottery is very interesting because it means there could have been a Roman site here."