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In­juries: Light and heat burns

The burns suf­fered by vic­tims of the Par­sons Green ter­ror at­tack will de­pend on how close they were to the ex­plo­sion, an ex­pert has said.

Iso­bel Kearl, na­tional train­ing of­fi­cer for St John Am­bu­lance, said flash burns are caused by in­tense heat or light or both.

She said:“The flash is usu­ally over very quickly but the burn can last longer. How­ever, a flash burn can also cause blis­ters.

“Flash burns are usu­ally as­so­ci­ated with ex­plo­sions.”

A :Mak­ing a will is one of the most im­por­tant things you can do – af­ter all it de­ter­mines what will hap­pen to your most per­sonal and hard-earned pos­ses­sions. It is ad­vis­able to con­sult a solic­i­tor be­fore de­cid­ing what to put in your will. It is of­ten a sim­pler process than ex­pected, but may in­volve com­pli­cated ar­range­ments and fi­nan­cial af­fairs, such as in­her­i­tance tax - all the more rea­son to en­sure they are drawn up by a qual­i­fied solic­i­tor. It is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant to leave in­struc­tions if you are a prop­erty owner and you can also use your will to nom­i­nate a guardian to take care of your chil­dren. Your will should also iden­tify an ex­ecu­tor – a rel­a­tive, friend or per­haps a solic­i­tor who will be re­spon­si­ble for look­ing af­ter the dis­tri­bu­tion of your as­sets. Wills can also be used to make funeral ar­range­ments although it is im­por­tant that close friends or fam­ily also un­der­stand your pref­er­ences. Through­out the year, some so­lic­i­tors take part in ini­tia­tives where they of­fer a free will writ­ing ser­vice in re­turn for a donation to char­ity. Will Re­lief, for ex­am­ple, runs through Septem­ber and Will Aid, is in Novem­ber. De­tails of par­tic­i­pat­ing so­lic­i­tors can be found on the schemes’ web­sites at www.will­re­lief­s­cot­land. co.uk and www.willaid.org.uk To find a solic­i­tor in your area, check the Law So­ci­ety of Scot­land’s web­site: www.lawscot.org.uk/ find-a-solic­i­tor/

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