East Midlands Ambulance Service says it is expecting tonight to be one of the busiest of the year.
The last Friday before Christmas, known as Black Friday, sees late night revellers and partygoers out in force.
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Events are taking place across the Midlands today to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Soldiers from the Mercian Regiment will parade in Nottingham later.
A good deal of cloud but for many a dry day.