A group of nearly 50 children with life-threatening illneses have been treated to a very special trip - visiting the home of Father Christmas.
The trip to Lapland was organised by a charity based in the East Midlands.
People in the East Midlands with diabetes, chronic liver or kidney disease are being urged to get their seasonal flu vaccination as soon as possible.
Health officials say the flu can increase the risk of developing complications. People are being advised to contact their GP.
According to the West Midlands Ambulance Service, city centre treatment units are used to help acute hospitals with the number of people drinking alcohol excessively.
It comes after the West Midlands Ambulance Service had one it's busiest weekends during the festive period.
Yesterday, it received more than 3,000 calls and on Friday night it had nearly 150 call per hour.
West Midlands Ambulance Service has reported one of it's busiest weekends during the festive period - receiving more than 3,000 calls yesterday.
At one point on Friday night, the ambulance service had nearly 150 calls per hour.
To help relieve pressure at Accident & Emergency, a temporary medical unit was set up in Birmingham City Centre to deal with minor injuries or people who had drunk too much.
It's five months today since a protest camp was set up in the grounds of Stafford Hospital. The protesters are still there - despite the arrival of winter weather.
Campaigners say plans to move some services out of Stafford to other hospitals will put patients lives at risk. They say hospitals are already struggling to cope, and planned changes will make things even worse. Keith Wilkinson reports.
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East Midlands Ambulance Service bosses are urging people to only call 999 in real emergencies.
They say some of the calls they've taken haven't been real life-threatening emergencies - with calls on some occasions including stomach complaints, knee pains and nose bleeds.
It comes after the control centre at the Trust's headquarters received 3,032 calls on Saturday - that's higher than last new year's day (2,949).
East Midland Ambulance Service says its dealing with unprecedented numbers of 999 calls as the party season gets into full swing.
Last Saturday more than 3,000 calls were received from people asking for help. That's higher than on News Year's Eve - normally the busiest night of the year.
The advice is only to use the number in real emergencies.