Emergency services are braced for what is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year as thousands of office parties take place.
Police and paramedics are putting on extra patrols in case things get out of hand.
A & E units are also drafting in more staff as already busy hospitals come under more pressure.
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The number of calls to the East of England Ambulance service are up 11% compared to 2013 and that is before 'Black Friday' gets underway tonight.
Crews call the last Friday before Christmas 'Black Friday' as people make the most of what is for some, their last working day before Christmas.
There were 700 more callouts than average last Saturday and it's expected that figure will be exceeded tonight.
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The head of the East of England Ambulance Service is to step down in the coming months as the search for his sucessor begins less than a year after he started the job.
Anthony Marsh became interim Chief Executive of the Trust in January, tasked with improving ambulance response times. Also Chief Executive of the West Midlands Ambulance Service, he faced criticism over his quarter of a million pound salary.
His appointment was meant to last for up to two years, but the trust has already advertised for a replacement. Mr Marsh will stay until a successor is found.
Bedford Hospital has told people not to come to its Accident and Emergency department unless it's absolutely necessary.
The hospital is struggling to cope with what it's calling "exceptionally high demand" and cancelled all routine operations on Thursday 18 December to free up beds.
Hospital bosses say they're working hard to resolve the issue but have warned that patients with serious and life-threatening conditions will take priority in the meantime.
A woman's dying wish to boost the organ donor register by 10,000 has been fulfilled.
Teresa Sandeman-Charles, from Duddenhoe End near Saffron Walden in Essex, set up a charity called Save 5 to try to boost the number of people signing up to be organ donors.
It came after she was diagnosed with two terminal lung conditions despite never having smoked herself. She died on Friday 12 December before she could have a transplant herself. She was 54.
"You still have this belief that somebody that special deserves to live and you just couldn't admit that she wasn't going to.
"If you could prevent your family or somebody else's family going through such terrible grief by donating your organs, think about it. It's one of the best things you can do in life."
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Teresa Sandeman-Charles from Essex, who was known as 'T' has had her dying wish come true, after 10,000 people signed up to her campaign for organ donors.
The 54 year old from Duddenhoe End near Saffron Walden, was diagnosed with two terminal lung conditions and set up the 'Save5' charity to boost the number of people on the organ donor register.
Teresa died last week, before she could have a transplant herself.
"She was in Papworth receiving a heavy dose of steroids, she told me she was in floods of tears in the bed, not because of what she was going through, but because she realised that three people die every day waiting on a transplant and there and then she came up with the idea of Save5."
A transplant was the only way to save Teresa. She had never smoked, but was diagnosed with two incurable lung diseases, one so rare it affects only 8 people in the world.
"Everyone who signs up to be a donor has the chance to save five lives."
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