The week in numbers
325: Emergency calls received by the East Anglian ambulance service in the three-hour period after midnight on New Year's Day. Throughout December the service responded to 1,407 calls, a 21 per cent increase on 2004. 197: People arrested in Cambridgeshi
325: Emergency calls received by the East Anglian ambulance service in the three-hour period after midnight on New Year's Day. Throughout December the service responded to 1,407 calls, a 21 per cent increase on 2004. 197: People arrested in Cambridgeshire throughout December while under the influence of drink and drugs. Annually the number of drink drivers rose in 2005 by 20 per cent to 1,692. 122: Schools in Cambridgeshire out of a possible 253 which have completed the National Health Schools programme, which means the county is on target to meet Government objectives. 2,068: Calls answered by Fenland District Council rapid response team last year to tackle fly tipping and litter, all bar 58 of the calls responded to within 24 hours. 25: Patients waiting six months or longer for in-patient medical treatment in East Cambs and Fenland over the period ending November 2004. The number of out-patients over 13 weeks, the PCT had just 13 patients waiting for the same period. The PCT expects to achieve the national target of no waiters over six months and 13 weeks respectively.80,000: Migrant workers estimated to have arrived in East Anglia in the past five years. It is estimated migrant workers contribute about £360million annually to the economy of the East of England and many businesses would struggle without the skills they bring. 27: Cases of MRSA at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, last year, a dramatic reduction from the previous year when 54 cases were reported. Since a consultant microbiologist arrived last summer, cases have dropped from an average of four a month to just one. 50,000: Real Christmas trees estimated to have been bought in Cambridgeshire during the festive season. If lined up, they would cover the distance between Cambridge and London. The County Council has announced an initiative to recycle them.