Every week we receive news of countless calls to police, fire and ambulance services by those in need of help.
Here we have listed some of those we have reported on in the Portsmouth area in the last few days.
WHERE: Arundel Street, Landport
WHEN: Saturday December 10, 2.45pm
WHAT HAPPENED: Yousef Torino, 19, has been charged after an altercation with police and a chase through the city centre. Torino, of no fixed abode, was charged with posession of cannabis and has been bailed until January 3.
WHERE: Solent between Gosport and Cowes
WHEN: Saturday December 10
WHAT HAPPENED: Coastguard teams searched the area after lifeboat volunteers found two illuminated torches floating in the water. An eight hour search took place but nothing was spotted.
WHERE: Locks Heath Shopping Centre
WHEN: Saturday December 10, 5.25am
WHAT HAPPENED: Burglars broke in the McColl’s shop to steal cigarettes. The burglars smashed a window to get into the store. Cigarettes were stolen from the shop in a similar incident in December last year.
WHERE: Priorsdean Crescent and Timsbury Crescent, Havant
WHEN: Monday December 12, 11.30-1.30pm
WHAT HAPPENED: Two houses were burgled, with two men being spotted leaving the home in Priorsdean Crescent. Police are encouraging people to see their website on how to keep houses safe.
WHERE: Braishfield, near Romsey
WHEN: Monday December 12, 12.20pm
WHAT HAPPENED: Fire crews from Fareham and Portchester helped deal with a thatched cottage fire. No one was at home at the time and the cause is being investigated.
WHERE: Gosport Road, Peel Common, Gosport
WHEN: Monday December 12, 3.30pm
WHAT HAPPENED: A 13-year-old cyclist suffered serious injuries after he was knocked off his bike. The ambulance service said he was kncoked over by a car travelling at approximately 3.30pm, and was taken to hospital with injuries to his face, lower left arm and left leg.
WHERE: Longfield Avenue, Fareham
WHEN: Monday December 12, 9.40pm
WHAT HAPPENED: A cyclist fell off her bike and hurt her ankle but had to wait more than an hour for an ambulance to turn up. She was later taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital with minor injuries.
WHERE: Silvester Road, Cowplain
WHEN: Tuesday December 13, 8.15am
WHAT HAPPENED: A front porch was destroyed when a car ploughed into the front of a house. Police said they were called after reports of a collision between a van and silver Vauxhall Corsa. There were no reported injuries and the incident is being investigated.
WHERE: Brockhurst Road, Gosport
WHEN: Wednesday December 14, 4.20am
WHAT HAPPENED: A 21-year-old woman was arrested after losing control of her blue Citroen and smashing into a row of parked cars. The driver was taken to hospital with a head injury.
WHERE: Fleet services, M3
WHEN: Wednesday December 14, 10.30pm
WHAT HAPPENED: Fire crews from the Portsmouth area were called to help bring a blaze at the services under control. The fire started in one of the restaurants and spread from there. There were no injuries reported.