A wrong turn led off-duty policeman Colin to a burning double-decker bus.
When a fellow passenger jumped into the path of an underground train as it thundered into the station, James Pout risked his own life to haul the man to safety.
Sally-Ann Sutton, 56, had gone for a Christmas Day stroll with her pal Hannah and Hannah's son Bobbi, then one. Moments later, a Rottweiler began racing towards them
Pensioner Michael was waiting for friends in his local betting shop when the afternoon took a dramatic and violent turn.
Martin Langlands risked his life to save a family whose car crashed after a blow-out on a busy motorway.
Heroic Bernie Butler risked his life to rescue a man from a devastating explosion after a lorry collided with a gas tanker on the M6 motorway.
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