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Emergency Services' Busy Xmas

Police forces, ambulance crews and hospitals across the Midlands are preparing for their busiest time of year. We spent the night with the region's largest police force to see how they handle thousands of people enjoying the festive season.

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Midlands emergency services gearing up for busiest weekend of the year - full report by Chris Halpin

Police forces, ambulance crews and hospitals across the Midlands are preparing for their busiest time of year.

West Midlands Ambulance service says it had three thousand emergency calls on Friday night alone.

Alcohol-related violence and cases of anti-social behaviour increase over the festive season, which paramedics and police have to deal with.

Our reporter Chris Halpin spent Saturday night with the region's largest police force, to see how its officers keep things in order.

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