In June of this year, Sandra Teague died after ambulance staff decided she was too fat to get into an ambulance.

The Great Western Ambulance Trust has now decided to replace some of its old ambulances with new ones that are designed to cope with larger people.

It is worth noting that according to the BBC news report, the old ambulances were equipped to deal with people up to 30 stone in weight (or 20 stone, depending on which of the reports is correct). Sandra Teague was 17.5 stone. Go figure.