Ambulances busy

EAST Midlands Ambulance Service received more than 100 life-threatening 999 calls on Sunday as snow caused problems across the area.

The increase in calls was due to road traffic collisions, slips and falls and breathing problems and saw the ambulance service respond to a total of 3,400 calls over the weekend.

East Midlands Ambulance director Peter Ripley said: “We have been under additional pressure this weekend, it is especially challenging for us to reach people quickly when many roads are covered with snow or ice.”