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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