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People urged to consider alternative to A&E this time of year

Today is one of the busiest for A&E in the Midlands Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

People in the Midlands are being urged to consider alternatives to A&E as today is considered one of the busiest days of the year for hospital.

Historically, the day after Boxing Day puts huge pressure on the NHS.

More than 1,500 calls have been made for an ambulance in the East Midlands today.

Health bosses say you should only visit A&E if it's an emergency.


Aviva Premiership: Northampton Saints v Harlequins teams

Northampton Saints' Stephen Myler lines up a conversion. Credit: oe Giddens/PA Images

Northampton Saints: Foden; K Pisi, G Pisi, Burrell, north; Myler, L Dickson; A Waller, Haywood, Ma'afu; Dickinson, Day; Clark, Wood (capt), Manoa

Replacements: McMillan, Corbisiero, Denman, Nutley, Dowson, Fotuali'i, Wilson, Stephenson

Harlequins: Brown; Yarde, Hopper, Lowe, Monye; Swiel, Care; Lambert, Ward, Collier; Matthews, Robson; Trayfoot, Clifford, Easter (capt)

Replacements: Gray, Marfo, Sinckler, Twomey, J Chisholm, Dickson, Casson, R Chisholm

Rugby fans in high spirits before Northampton Saints v Harlequins

Northampton Saints fans are in high spirits ahead of the game against Harlequins, at Twickenham, which starts at 4.30pm.

New photo & description of missing 83-year-old man is released

Jack Foster, 83, from Lincolnshire. Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A new photo has been release and an updated description of missing 83-year-old Jack Foster, from Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Jack hasn't been seen since leaving Grantham Hospital last Tuesday afternoon around 2.30pm, where he received treatment for a fractured shoulder.

The photo shows him wearing a brown 3/4 length anorak coat with a hood, a deer stalker hat, black trousers and brown shoes. He has limited mobility and shuffles rather than walks.

Police are asking anyone living in the north part of Grantham to check outbuildings and sheds to see if anyone has stayed there.

Jack hasn't been seen since leaving Grantham Hospital last Tuesday. Credit: Lincolnshire Police
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