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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A prison officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries following a riot at HMP Hewell.
Thousands of people turned up at Wollaton Park yesterday for the festival, which was headlined by Kaiser Chiefs.
Specially-trained prison security teams were sent to HMP Hewell near Redditch, after trouble broke out on one of the prison's wings.