The South East Coast Ambulance Service, which covers Kent, Surrey and Sussex, is predicting a twenty percent rise in calls to its 111 helpline over Christmas. The service has faced criticism nationally but says it's put measures in place to cope with the surge in demand over winter.
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Thursday's weather for the east of the region
Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood has been praised after attempting to save the life of the police officer killed in New Palace Yard.
Some clearer periods at first tonight, before further outbreaks of rain return westwards.