There'll be extra staff in Leicester's Accident and Emergency departments this weekend and next in an attempt to speed up waiting times and discharge more patients.
Normally half as many people are discharged at weekends compared to in the week.
If more beds are freed up, people can be admitted more quickly.
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Early rain will clear northwards during the morning, allowing drier conditions behind.
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