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Tonight: An off-duty nurse saves the life of Leicester City
The nurse was at an awards ceremony when the former player suffered a
cardiac arrest. After the fourth shot comic he came around and was
breathing for himself again on the first thing he said to me was, wow,
what just happened? So straightaway, he was alert. Also tonight, caught
on CCTV. The RSPCA say what happened next was sickening. Plus the latest
chapter in the amazing story of the development of MRI in Nottingham.
And in sports, in northern Italy, Nottingham Pampers historic
Continental cup campaign gets off to a winning start. -- Nottingham
Panthers. Good evening and welcome to Friday's
programme with Anne Davies For years now, former
footballer Alan Birchenall has campaigned for defibrillators to be
installed at sports grounds. Last night his life
was saved by one. The football legend
and Leicester City ambassador collapsed at an awards event held
at the home of Leicester Tigers, but he was saved by the emergency
first aid he received. He is affectionately known as the
Birch. Since the early 1970s, Alan Birchenall has been part of
Leicester City. As well as being a player coming he is also known to
raising millions for charity. While handing out awards at the Leicester
Mercury sports event last night, Alan collapsed because of a cardiac
arrest. His life was saved by nurse Lisa Fereday. She was there because
her daughter was nominated for an award. Read I started chest
compression is, asked for the automated defibrillator to be
brought to me as soon as possible. Somebody got that. That was brought
quickly to me and all the time, it is obviously important to continue
effective chest compression is, which I did. When the automated
defibrillator came, we attached it and was able to deliver a shock for
his day with me, which was obviously pivotal in saving his life. How
Bhagwati 's condition? He did speak to me afterward. After the fourth
shot coming he came round and was breathing for himself again. The
first thing he said to me was wow, what just happened then? This doctor
has worked with Alan Birchenall public events to promote the use of
defibrillators. The very equipment which kept him alive. There were two
things that saved his life last night. One was the immediate
commencement of resuscitation, compression of the heart and the
second thing was the defibrillator that was quickly available and the
shocks from it saved Alan's life. Is it fair to say he has been
overwhelmed by messages from the public? He has had many messages.
I've warned him not to spend too much time trying to respond to them.
He is overwhelmed and overjoyed at the support he has had.
Simon is outside the King Power stadium now.
I understand you managed to speak to Alan earlier this evening?
Yes, late this afternoon I was able to speak to Alan Birchenall at the
Glen field hospital. Understandably, he is very tired, be very happy and
recovering well and pleased with all those hundreds and hundreds of
messages of support that are coming through from members of the public.
It gave me a great big smile on the thumbs up. It is remarkable by his
life was saved by the device as he has been promoting to the public.
We've had a stem from Leicester City, they've also thanked everyone
who is helping Alan Birchenall for the messages of support and have
sent all the love from everybody here at Leicester city football
club. Alan posted a Facebook message this afternoon, it said he hopes to
have an operation tomorrow and be out of Spittal in the next few days.
He said to all his well-wishers that one of his favourite songs was
Staying Alive. Thank you. Best wishes to Alan.
"Violent, sustained, brutal and degrading."
That's how a judge has described attempted rapes and serious sexual
assaults on two women in Nottingham last autumn.
But the judge also said what makes the attacks more shocking
is that they were carried out by a 16-year-old boy.
It was last October, just after 8am, when a woman in her 20s was walking
along this alleyway. Suddenly, she was grabbed from behind by a man and
subjected to a terrifying and serious sexual assault. The attacker
ran off, but then 15 minutes later, struck again. This time, a woman in
her 60s who was walking her dog ear. She was attacked and subjected to
two serious sexual assaults and two attempted rates. From DNA at the
scene, the police sooner arrest the attacker. He was 16 and had been
drinking and taking drugs or lie before the attacks. Today,
Nottingham Crown Court heard both victims had been strong, independent
women before that October morning. But the younger men now says she
needs somebody to go with her wherever she goes and lives in
terror another attack. The older victim also said she now
can't go far from her house, because of the memory of the attack, which
now controls. They've both been affected terribly
and this attack was in broad daylight. So they both made the
comment that it is not even as if it was at night. So it has caused
significant trauma since that time. Judge Gregory Dickinson told the
youth, this is to all intents and purposes the same as rate. It was
violent, sustain, brutal and degrading. These offences are
shocking enough, but what makes it all the more extraordinary for the
courts and the public is that you are just 16 years old. You have
admitted terrible crimes with very serious consequences for the
victims. The judge sentenced the US to nine years in prison, with, if
and when he is released, five years afterwards of extended licence.
A car fitted with CCTV cameras has captured over 600 drivers
parking illegally over the last ten months.
It's part of a crackdown on what's considered to be dangerous
and inconsiderate parking outside schools and bus stops
The county council invested in the vehicle last year,
It says the idea isn't about making money, but changing behaviour.
More than eight million pounds of Government
funding is being awarded to the East Midlands
The money can be used to fix around 150,000 potholes
or stop them forming in the first place.
The Department for Transport's already agreed almost
92 million pounds, to repair the region's highways.
Still to come: Are the Panthers about to make ice hockey history?
Colin Hazelden's in Italy this evening.
Well, here in this hall and atmospheric arena, the Pampers
campaign got off to the best of starts this afternoon. Find out how
later on in the sport. -- the Panthers.
The RSPCA is investigating what it describes as an horrific
They say it's important to catch the culprit.
The incident was caught on security cameras by Millie's owner,
Patrick McGeary, who's been talking to our reporter Geeta Pendse.
And a warning for you - we will be showing the video
So if you want to, please look away now for the next 30 seconds.
Enjoying attention from her owner Patrick.
But 24 hours ago, Millie was attacked outside
Patrick's private CCTV camera captured the shocking moment when a
My cat was just sat there, being friendly and
I felt sick, I felt angry to think that
somebody thinks they have the right to do that to a defenceless animal.
Millie's suffered swelling to her jaw and is now being treated for a
Determined to find out who carried out the attack,
Patrick posted the footage onto Facebook and
I've had messages from all over the world wanting to know how
Millie is and it is nice to know there are some of the good people
The RSPCA are now investigating and appealing for
They say inflicting such an horrific attack on a
defenceless cat is sickening and it is
important we track down the
I think they are the lowest of the low.
If they've got a problem with somebody, they
should go to them, not pick on adefenceless little animal.
Patrick says he will not let Millie out of
the house, fearful it may happen again.
Six men have appeared in court accused of running an insurance scam
where they caused dozens of car accidents across Derbyshire.
The court heard that they targeted mainly older or lone female
drivers and made claims using stolen identities.
This man, the director of the company described today in court as
fraudulent and at the heart of a crash for cash scam. His brother was
the secretary of that company. The pair were part of claims management
firm, dobby enterprise solutions, where 17 number 41 collisions that
are part of this trial were dealt with on behalf of the claimants. The
brothers and the other four defendants have all been charged
with conspiracy to defraud. It is alleged that between November 2000
11 March 2013, they were involved in as gamma whether deliberately caused
road traffic collisions across Derbyshire in order to make a false
insurance claims, including for personal injuries. A quarter of
those collisions took place at the marked Eaton Island roundabout in
Derby. The prosecutor said the group targeted older drivers and lone
women. They are also accused of using stolen identities and false
medical reports as part of those claims. The court heard that this
man from Bradford produced assessment reports on the vehicles
involved in the collisions before the claims were sent to insurance
companies. But the prosecutor says these reports were fraudulent and
produced without the vehicles being examined. The other defendants
include these men are from Derby and Adam Stark from Nottingham who is
also charged with perverting the course of justice. Another seven
defendants have already pleaded guilty to their part in the scammer.
The six defendants he had denied all charges. The trial continues. -- the
six defendants here denied all charges.
An Iraqi family who were moved to Derby so their deaf son
could learn sign language have earned a last minute reprieve
from the Home Office, which means they won't be
Six-year-old Lawand Hamad Amin's family fled Iraq because
Islamic State had threatened to kill disabled children.
A decision on his future has been deferred until a High Court judge
Derby City Council's putting aside forty thousand pounds
for an art installation, featuring thousands
The piece was created by Derby artist Paul Cummins,
and featured as part of his display outside the Tower of London in 2014.
The installation, called Weeping Window, will see the poppies
cascading down the city's historic Silk Mill from June this year.
A nine million pound investment in MRI scanning was celebrated today
It was there back in the 1970s that MRI was developed
Well, things have moved on since then.
The latest state of the art imaging paves the way for more research
into a whole range of health problems, as our health
The late 1970s at Nottingham University, and the British inventor
Sir Peter Mansfield working on the world's
Today, almost 40 years on, the Nobel Prize winner was back
there to hear about the University's latest
investment in magnetic resonance imaging.
It is nice to hear that there is still some interest, not
just locally, but that there is interest in MRI
One of the University's new MRI scanners.
It provides sharper images, including
of the brain and is being used to research hearing loss.
We are now able to get much better quality
pictures of this part of the brain, which has been
It is the brain stem and I'm interested in how sounds get
There's also a new vertical scan at the
It will be used to investigate a range of conditions.
We want to extend what is possible with MRI to make the new systems
that give us a different kinds of information,
systems we currently have and apply them in the best possible way.
Pam, and her husband, Mike, who was a paramedic,
have raised over ?20,000 for this new development.
Their son Sam from Newark died following a
We had a very difficult time at MRIs and we want
to help young people and children get over the anxieties that he had.
I'd like to thank everybody who donated and supported us to make
this possible and make it for all children who need it in our area.
All part of the latest chapter in the story of Nottingham's
Rob, some interesting developments there which will help patients.
And this of course will go down as a hugely pressured week for the NHS.
After a war of words, is there any sign of things easing off?
Yes, and I can tell you our main A things have eased off a little here
in Nottingham. They say they are seeing fewer patients, but the
pressure is still high. In Leicester, where we have that system
critical incident, which is the highest state of alert, earlier this
week, extra staff had to be drafted in and things have eased off there
as well. And the political fallout continues? It does indeed. A war of
words over the NHS, as you said, Theresa May criticising opposition
and the British Red Cross have also come in for flak for describing the
situation as a humanitarian crisis. Many in the NHS have been working go
overboard on the front line this week and I think they will be glad
to see the back of this week. But we know that although things have eased
off, things can ramp up quickly again and the flu season has not yet
peaks. Not good news at all there. Thank you, Rob.
Still to come this evening - hair with style.
A new exhibition gets underway that celebrates the afro cut and explores
the styling of black hair as an art form.
Time for sport and things rather overshadowed today, Nat,
by the sad news that Alan Birchenall has been seriously unwell.
Yes, we brought you an update on Alan's recovery at
Tomorrow, fans plan to light up the King Power Stadium for the Birch.
On the tenth minute of Leicester's game with Chelsea, supporters
will switch on their mobile phone lights to show the man they call
Today there's been an out pouring of emotion on social media,
as sporting stars, celebrities and former players wish Alan well.
Birchy is a great friend of this programme and is hugely
popular with fans, pundits and the footballing world.
We hope everyone is sending Birchy our get well wishes, too.
Now is almost time for kick off in a massive game for Derby County.
They're at Elland Road tonight facing promotion rivals Leeds
Earlier, midfielder Will Hughes signed a new deal long
Making his debut tonight, new signing David Nugent.
A man who knows exactly what it takes to win promotion
the Premier League, as Angela Rafferty reports.
David Nugent scores and it is one-nil to Leicester!
He is the dictionary definition of a
He wants me to come here and score some goals and get the team
He knows I've been promoted twice, and
he wants me around the place giving a lot of encouragement and hopefully
Reunited with Steve McClaren, who gave him is one
Steve gave me my debut against Andorra and in the
last 20 minutes, he managed to grab a goal and I will
It is the relationship he has to the players.
He's out there on the training pitch.
A firm favourite with fans, his former club has
had flowers delivered to Derby yesterday.
Loved by the Foxes faithful, too, their top goal scorer
I got on with the players really well.
They deserved it, they had an incredible season.
Two promotions to the Premier League with two different teams.
That's the job, coming here and encourage the lads
and make them believe they can get promoted.
In the past couple of years, they have almost been there,
but I'm hoping now I can come in, score my goals and get the lads
playing even better and push them up the table.
A presence on the pitch and a menace off it.
He's one of our own, he's one of our own!
You've got a bit of a reputation as a joker.
Not yet, I think he went out to get some jam roly-poly and left
the table, but I was thinking about it, but it is early days yet.
Onto Forest, and their transfer embargo has been lifted
They also say it does not mean the proposed takeover is complete.
The manager, meanwhile, just trying to get on with it.
I prefer to look toward what I have than what I haven't.
I'm sure it is the first time in my career that
When times are difficult, you need to be stronger.
Notts County begin a new era tomorrow under new owner Alan Hardy
And what a start for him as Notts play local rivals Mansfield
in the Nottinghamshire derby in front of a big
In rugby, the Leicester Tigers play tomorrow in a European Champions Cup
Now, last but not least from me, it's a huge weekend
for Nottingham Panthers and the whole of British Ice Hockey.
They are trying to make history as the first British club to win
a European trophy and Colin is there live for us now
at an Arena in the mountains of Northern Italy.
Good evening to you. Look at this place. It is just warm enough for me
in here to take my coat off, but I can still see my breath. This is an
old-fashioned place to hold a final. Concrete terraces over there.
Nottingham Panthers have three games to win the Continental cup this week
and a first of this afternoon. It could not have got off to a better
start. It was the captain who was there at the back post to score the
opener for the Panthers. A brilliant start. They are to push in the
second period, but they gave up. On that power play, the captain again
was there to stick home the second goal. A great start for the
Panthers. This is the Panthers assistant coach. A great way to
start these games and they're well on top form. Let us talk about what
it is like to be here. We came up the weather fans would have them,
upon the cable car and the Tramp. It makes it special, doesn't it? Yes,
you quite a bit of nostalgia when you play Italian hockey. It is
different to what we are used to in Nottingham, but it is nice to come
somewhere different. You got off to the best possible start, to more
tough games to come this week. The host in particular on Sunday,
cheered on by their fans. All the bits of? Yes, you're going to be
playing against a stronger teams in European finals, but we've started
well. That is the key to a tournament. It puts the pressure
back on and they are going into the first tonight. David, thank you. We
will have commentary on BBC Nottingham sports Facebook page.
Thank you. We will have live commentary of finals weekend over
there in Italy on our BBC Nottingham Facebook page all throughout the
weekend. It can be your crowning glory
or look like a bird's nest. It can be long or short,
straight or curly. It can make a huge statement
and cost you a fortune, because hair has been important to
mankind for centuries. Now, visitors to the New Art
Exchange in Nottingham a new display that focuses on black
hair as an art form. It all starts tomorrow
but Carol Hinds went From locks and braids,
to canerows and afros. The Art of Black Hair grew
from a workshop that got the black community in Nottingham
talking about their hair. These are crochet braids,
so you curl your hair backwards and you crochet
the extensions into your hair. I have it a bit straighter
and put it in a ponytail, but it is a bit
lazy, though practical. I usually have got this
on and I plait it, most of the time. We are not like many
other races, where we So we're really hair artists
on a daily basis and that is where the idea for the
exhibition came from. The portraits and styles
will be on show at the new Art Exchange in Nottingham from
tomorrow, along with the selection of hair memorabilia
from the 19th century. The iron comb was put on coal
fires and then, latterly, paraffin heaters, when we came
to England, and then on the gas When I was younger, I used to go
crazy with my hairstyles. I used to have it in silver foil,
in my younger days. I do like to have my hair out
in an Afro, pull it back If it gets wets, it is very
curly, and if I run it through with the straighteners,
it goes straight. The Art of Black Hair runs
until March the 19th. I love braided hair. Absolutely
stunning. Now it is time for the weather. It was snowing this
morning? A lot of it was across the
Leicestershire area. This picture was captured by Gary this morning,
falling over the city of Leicester. Loughborough got a light dusting
this morning as well. Ice is the big problem we are
looking up. Especially if there is still snow on the ground. There are
still a a few wintry showers around. Not at the moment, clearer skies
mean a widespread frost and a very cold night. Temperatures as low as
-3 -4-macro in rural areas. Showers coming across the western side,
North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire into the early part of the morning.
Widespread frost for the rest of us, so cold start tomorrow. Saturday,
few are showers, brighter skies and the wind will ease off as well. So
it is a moderate, North breeze and it will be chilly, temperatures no
higher than four. By Saturday night and into Sunday, this area brings in
rain by Sunday. Sunday is quite cloudy and grey, quite damp. The
temperatures double compared to what we have been used to. Mild on Sunday
and through the early part of next week. But it will go a lot colder by
the time we get to Wednesday. Get well, Bircher, and stop flirting
with the nurses! Goodbye.