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Ambulance service has busiest night on 'mad Friday'

Almost 3,000 calls were made to West Midlands Ambulance Service on Friday, making it the busiest day of the year.

The ambulance service called it "mad Friday" and a spokesman said 20% more ambulances were on call at peak times.

The high call-out rate is expected to continue over the weekend as "the partying continues".

Assistant chief ambulance officer Craig Cooke said: "We know from previous experience that this weekend would be extremely busy for us."

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