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First this evening, fresh concerns that the health service
in the East is being stretched to near breaking point.
The British Red Cross has revealed it's had to give support
to ambulance staff in Kettering and Northampton as hospitals
struggle to cope with the sheer number of patients.
If you can just get observations on some of these patients, and we'll
Just days ago, Look East was on the front line
at Colchester Hospital as staff here struggled with
The demand for emergency services has been described as unprecedented.
Definitely the busiest I've ever seen it in the five
Today, the Red Cross has warned of a humanitarian
It also says it gave support to staff at the East Midlands
Ambulance Service working in Kettering and Northampton
The Ambulance Service received double the number
of life-threatening, or rer, 999 calls on January the 1st -
But the strain on the NHS is being felt across the region.
Dr Taj Hassan, president of the Royal College
of Emergency Medicine, said every hospital in Essex has
been on black alert, and emergency departments
are working at and beyond their capabilities.
NHS England says plans remain in place to cope
It is asking the public to choose alternative services where possible.
A 34-year-old man's been arrested after a fire in Suffolk
It broke out at 11 o'clock last night in flats
One of the flats was gutted, although those inside
The police officers were taken to hospital
The man arrested is being questioned on suspicion of arson
Football, and in the FA Cup today, two goals from Tom Lawrence saved
Ipswich's blushes against Lincoln from the National League.
The midfielder scored twice for Town - The equaliser to make it 2-2 came
four minutes from time to earn a replay at Sincil Bank.
Elsewhere in round three, Luton crashed out, beaten
MK Dons lost to Brighton, who haven't been beaten in four months.
And Norwich earned a replay with Southampton.
Steven Naismith equalised in injury-time at Carrow
Two other FA Cup games featuring our teams.
On Monday night, Cambridge United will hope to upset Leeds
one of the ties of the round sees Peterborough from League One
try to topple the Premier League table-toppers Chelsea
in a match that should net Posh around ?500,000.
Well, I was sat in my front room when Chelsea come out,
and then Peterborough - I jumped so high I
As you know, I've been here at Posh over 20 years.
And it's the best, best draw we've ever had in any of the cups.
With the cup action - just a couple of games in League One.
Northampton had a miserable afternoon, Thrashed
Not much better for Southend, who lost 4-2 at home
The Blues stay seventh, just outside the play-offs.
who've climbed into the play-offs after a fifth straight win.
Stevenage also won 3-1 against Newport.
In the rugby today, close game, good win for Northampton,
who beat Bristol 32-26 in the Premiership.
Saints running in four tries at Franklin's Gardens.
It felt milder today, but it was very grey and gloomy.
Poor visibility, as you can see from this picture here.
And no big changes through this evening and the overnight period.
It will stay cloudy, but it will still feel fairly mild,
We'll start off the day tomorrow on around six
But more mist and murk around tomorrow morning.
Just a bit of fine drizzle falling from the thickness of the cloud,
We will possibly see a bit of brightness form
as we move into the afternoon, but don't hold your breath.
Top temperatures up to around eight or nine Celsius.
It will still feel fairly mild as we head into Monday.
But the westerly wind is going to pick up,
it will feel unsettled, and outbreaks of rain
into the late afternoon and early evening on Monday.
That will clear to leave behind it some cooler air in time for Tuesday.
We're back with the next Look East bulletin at
Good evening. Our weather can be exciting, just not today. A
predominantly grey day and a murky night to come. If you're on the moon
on the roads, through tonight into the morning, it could be misty and
foggy again in places, especially over the hills, but really just
about anywhere. The cloud is the enough to produce patchy rain or
drizzle, quite a damp night. Clear skies to the Easterling and
anti-stall Scotland and it's here the greatest chance of a touch of
frost, but for most, mild great, dismal start to Sunday morning. The
mist and fog will lift. There will be a few breaks in the cloud, east
of Wales, eastern parts of England and Scotland. A bit of sunshine
here. There should be patchy rain in Northern Ireland and damper to
finish the Dayne Weston Scotland. Overall a mild day for this stage in
January with temperatures are many in double figures. Different on
Monday, a wet and windy start to Scotland