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Now on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.


And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Sarah Teale.


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 but he was saved by the emergency


He is affectionately known as the Birch.


Since the early 1970s, Alan Birchenall has been part of


As well as being a former player, he is also known for


While handing out awards at the Leicester


Mercury sports event last night, Alan collapsed because of


His life was saved by nurse Lisa Fereday.


She was there because her daughter was nominated


I started chest compressions and asked for the


automated defibrillator to be brought to me as soon as possible.


That was brought quickly to me and all the time, it


is obviously important to continue effective chest compressions,


When the automated defibrillator came, we attached it


which was obviously pivotal in saving his life.


After the fourth shock, he came round and was


The first thing he said to me was, wow,


This doctor has worked with Alan Birchenall at


public events to promote the use of defibrillators.


The very equipment which kept him alive.


There were two things that saved his


One was the immediate commencement of resuscitation,


compression of the heart and the second thing


was the defibrillator that was quickly available and the


Is it fair to say he has been overwhelmed by 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.


Leicester City have issued a statement thanking everyone who has


helped a lot for the messages of support. He give a message on


Facebook saying he hopes to have an operation tomorrow and be out of


hospital in the next few days. To all his well-wishers, he said you


know one of my favourite songs is Staying Alive. And we wish you a


speedy recovery. Breaking news now,


and in the last hour, the proposed takeover


of the club has collapsed. A consortium led by American John


Jay Moores had been in long negotiations to buy an 80 per cent


stake in the club. But tonight, current


owner Fawaz Al Hasawi said it was with regret


and disappointment that In a statement he said, we feel such


a deal as it stands is not in the interests of the long-term


future of our club. A 16-year-old boy has been


jailed for nine years for sexually assaulting two women


in Nottingham last autumn. The youth attacked a woman


in her twenties near the QMC Fifteen minutes later,


he attempted to rape a woman The judge called the attacks


violent and degrading. And said it was more shocking


that they were carried out They've both been affected terribly,


not wishing to leave the house alone, not wishing


to go to work anymore. Both females feel extremely


frightened and of course, this attack was in daylight, in the early


hours of the morning, so they've both made the


comment that it is not even as though it was


Next tonight - an act of cruelty against a cat which the RSPCA has


Just a warning - near the start, Geeta Pendse's report contains


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


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


One football result for you now, and defeat for Derby County,


In ice hockey, it's a huge weekend for Nottingham Panthers.


They are trying to make history as the first British club


They played their first game today and won, as Colin Hazelden


Well, we are well underway now in this Continental Cup Final weekend.


These are the hometown sport fans, this noisy lot.


Panthers playing their opening game of three this


afternoon could not have gone better.


Two goals from the captain carried them to victory


Setting up a fantastic couple of days tomorrow and on Sunday.


We played well today, particularly defensively.


We played a strong game, but what we've achieved this


afternoon, going into tomorrow, it will be all forgotten


Yes, as David Clark says, there's plenty more still to go.


Tomorrow at two o'clock your time, it's going to be quite an event.


It certainly will be, and there'll be live commentary


of that on the BBC Nottingham sport Facebook page.


So, it's goodbye from me, but with your weather now, here's Sara.


It was a wintry start to the day for some of us. Captured nicely by one


of our weather watchers in Loughborough. We still have a view


wintry showers deny and the weather warning is with regard to ice on


untreated surfaces. The showers are coming down through the Cheshire


gap, so they will be with us into the early hours. A few will produce


no for a time and it is a widespread frost and the bitterly cold night,


-3 -4 in rural parts. A cold and frosty start tomorrow, fewer


showers, a bright sky, winds light and highs five Celsius. This is the


outlook, the weather follows. 5-6 is the best we will have. It


stays cold into the beginning of next week as well


stop Good evening, a cold, icy night, but some others


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