Ambulance crews formed a guard of honour at the funeral of a paramedic, killed in a crash in the New Forest. Gillian Randall, who was 42, from Blackfield, died when the ambulance she was driving hit a tree. A patient inside the ambulance also died.
Ambulances in the south have become the first in the country to use solar panels.
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has installed the energy producing cells on 36 of its Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs).
They supply power to the secondary battery system that powers all emergency equipment onboard.
Green Team Co-ordinator Brian Miller said: "We are taking the initiative to reduce fuel consumption, fuel and battery replacement costs, the Trust’s carbon footprint and the need for RRVs to return to base and traditional shoreline systems to recharge vehicle batteries."
South East Coast Ambulance Service has released this statement following a fatal collision in Brighton
“We can confirm that one of our ambulances was involved in a fatal road traffic collision with a car on Marine Drive in Brighton at 10.42pm yesterday evening.
"At the time, the ambulance crew were en-route to an emergency call nearby.
“Sadly, the driver of the car was killed and a passenger injured as a result of the incident. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and our thoughts to all those involved.
"The ambulance crew involved suffered minor injuries and were later discharged from hospital.
“We will continue to work closely with Sussex Police as they investigate the causes of the road traffic collision.”