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The region's ambulance trust dealt with more than 2,700 emergency calls last night as crews battled through what has been dubbed "Black Friday".
Emergency services had expected it to be a busy evening as many people headed out for festive celebrations on the final weekend before Christmas.
The East of England Ambulance Service said it saw a 7.5% increase on the average volume of daily calls over the last four weeks.
The trust's locality director Matt Broad urged people to think carefully before dialling 999.
“We were extremely busy yesterday and last night, but I would like to thank our staff in the control rooms and on the frontline who worked really hard to provide a good service to patients.
"The Christmas and winter period is always busy for the ambulance service and I would encourage anyone who needs medical help to choose well – if you need help but it is not an emergency please call 111, which is open 24 hours a day and who will be able to get the right help for you.”
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There'll be long spells of sunshine in many places during Saturday before it turns cloudier and windier on Sunday.Read the full story ›
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.
Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper
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This year has seen the introduction of free school meals for all schoolchildren aged four to seven.
The £1billion flagship policy was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and rolled out to all schools in September.
But it seems the East of England has one of the lowest take-ups in the country with almost two in ten children taking a packed lunch instead.
ITV News Anglia's Sarah Beecroft went to one school in Hitchin to find out how the free meals are going down there
Emergency services prepare for 'Black Friday' - expected to be the busiest night of the year in pubs and clubs.Read the full story ›
Additional police will be on duty this weekend on what is expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year.Read the full story ›
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.
For special safety guidelines issued by the ambulance service. Click here.