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Good morning, Ayshah here live on CBBC, with everything you need
to know this Friday.
We've got some good news for dolphins.
And the mountain biker reaching over 100 miles an hour.
Hospitals are really busy at the moment, and lots of people
think that's a big problem.
So what does it mean for children who have to go there?
Jenny's been looking into this one.
It's the middle of winter, which means it's a very
busy time of the year for the National Health Service,
otherwise known as the NHS.
People are worried it's now getting too busy
and overcrowded in hospitals, and this means they're having
to wait a really long time to be seen by a doctor.
I've come to Sheffield Children's Hospital to meet a doctor who works
in the emergency department to find out what's going on.
Is it true, are hospitals getting busier, and especially
at this time of year?
Yes, they are getting busier, and year on year we see
bigger numbers coming, but there is also an increase
in the winter, which is part of the winter pressures,
but we are prepared for those, we know they're coming.
How does this affect children?
If you're seriously injured, will you still get seen?
Of course, we have a system called triage, which basically means
sorting, so when you come through the door you're put
into a category depending on how severe the nurse or doctor
thinks your problem is.
If you were to come to our department tomorrow
and you were seriously ill or injured, you'd be
seen straight away.
If you came with a less urgent problem you might wait a while,
but you would definitely get seen.
OK, yes, hospitals are definitely getting busier, but that doesn't
mean that you won't get seen.
So what's it actually like having to come into hospital?
Meet Lily and Jake.
Jake had to come into hospital when he thought
he'd broken his thumb.
And Lily came in after getting bitten by a dog.
What's it like coming to the hospital?
Well, when I came there weren't too many people there,
there were a few seats taken but generally it was quite quick.
Within ten minutes I was into the x-ray room
with the doctors and stuff.
It was quite a different experience for you, though, Lily.
Can you tell us what happened?
I got bitten by a dog out of a car window.
It took quite a long time to get here, then it was quite busy.
All the chairs were full up.
There were a lot of people there because it was on a weekend
and it took quite a long time to get seen, but I eventually did get seen.
So, what can be done?
Well, the Government have been criticised by doctors,
who argue that part of the problem is that patients who are well enough
to leave hospital can't because they aren't being given
enough support on the outside.
The Government say they know that hospitals are very
busy at the moment but that, despite this, the hospitals
are coping pretty well.
Rugby now, and it's the second round of the Six Nations
matches this weekend.
Ireland take on Italy, while the Scots have
a tricky game in France.
But the big game of the weekend will be England vs Wales.
The game is being played at the Millennium Stadium,
and the roof will be closed.
-- the roof will be open, despite the Welsh team
asking for it to be closed.
Well, the England coach has this bit of banter for the Welsh side...
Well, we're prepared for wind, we're prepared for any
shenanigans that might go on, and we're looking forward to it.
It's a great opportunity to play in one of the great
stadiums of the world.
You know, they're a cunning lot, the Welsh, aren't they?
They always have been, and now they've got goats,
they've got daffodils, they got everything, so who knows.
While we're talking sport, here's a big update for you on the sheep
shearing world championships - yes, that's right...
The competition is made up of categories including
traditional blade shearing, machine shearing and wool handling.
The event is taking place in a country well-known
for it's sheep, New Zealand, but people from all around
the world are taking part.
The final will be held on Saturday night.
Next, imagine if you had to climb 800 metres to get to your home
on the top of a huge cliff?!
That's what these kids have to do, but a giant staircase
is making a huge difference.
Welcome to the village of Atuleer.
Seems like a peaceful place to live, right?
It's in the Sichuan province of China, but it's had a bit
of an awkward problem - how do you get to
the clifftop village?
It's an epic adventure.
People used to have to climb 800 metres up the cliff,
with only these rickety ladders to help them.
It wasn't easy, or that safe.
But things are on the way up, quite literally.
Steel staircases have been built all the way to the village.
Villagers say it's a big help, much safer, and they hope tourists
will come and pay them a visit, too.
Some very good news for dolphins now.
Big numbers of them have been spotted off
the west coast of Scotland.
Conservationists have been been tracking the animals as part
of a survey to learn more about them.
But they don't yet know why their numbers have
increased by so much.
To the super-speedy man who's broken his own mountain
biking downhill record.
Markus Stokl managed to reach a speed of just
over 104 miles an hour - that's faster than a car is allowed
to travel on the roads in the UK.
He's certainly braver than me!
Finally, say hello to this little fella.
He's a rare baby antelope who was born at Chester zoo.
His name is Thanos and he's one of the world's smallest
breeds of antelope.
Sadly his mum died when she was giving birth,
so now staff are raising him.
That's all from me and the team this morning, Ricky's back at 4:20pm
with your afternoon Newsround.