Barbara Smith-Schafer, from Skegness in Lincolshire, claims that her pet parrot, Dominic, is a 'life saver'.
The parrot frantically flaps his wings and gnaws at Barbara's shoulder if he notices pauses in her breathing.
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Thousands from around the country went to the Black Country to take part in Tough Guy - a challenge with more than 250 obstacles.
Mainly dry overnight but very cold with temperatures dropping sharply as winds ease down giving a widespread frost.
It will be dry with clear spells across the region overnight.