21 December 2014 Last updated at 07:27 ET

Paramedics called 100 times an hourAn ambulance

Paramedics are called out 100 times every hour on the last Friday before Christmas across the East Midlands.

Dave PattersonMachete attack victim plea for help

A £5,000 reward is offered for information about a vicious robbery in which the victim suffered a machete wound to his head and hands.

Nick PearsonMother believes son was murdered

The mother of a Derby man who died in Thailand last year tells a coroner she has a "gut feeling" her son was murdered.

John Hess Article written by John Hess John Hess Political editor, East Midlands

New round of spending cuts "horrendous", warns top Tory

Police chiefs and council leaders are calling for help in the form of extra government grants as budget cuts bite.

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