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Welcome to BBC Points West, with Alex Lovell and Sabet Choudhury.


Warnings that people living in Bristol are more


at risk of contracting HIV, because the right tests


I think it is really important because it stops it then


It is part of a decent human being about being tested, isn't it?


Especially if you are starting a new relationship


We'll be asking who should pay for HIV tests.


The Wiltshire MP using a school group to highlight the best way


of spending money raised by the new sugar tax.


Meet Mimi, the 94-year-old gym bunny giving us a few tips on how to stay


We'll bring you secrets of the trick shot that's an online sensation.


There's a warning that people living in Bristol are at more risk


of contracting HIV because not enough is being done


Rates of infection in the city are on the increase and some


organisations say anyone being admitted to hospital


or registering with a GP should be offered a test.


The City Council, in charge of public health,


is now looking into it, as our Health Correspondent


There is now a danger that has become a threat to us all.


It's 30 years ago since the nation was shocked by this


And its impact was immediate, with people changing


If you ignore Aids, it could be the death of you.


But in cities like Bristol, the message is now being forgotten.


Latest figures show that out of every 1,000 people here,


there are now more than two living with HIV.


Two in every 1,000 is the limit where the Government's regulator


Nice say we ought to be offering everyone admitted to hospital an HIV


test, as well as everyone registering with their GP.


But at the moment, this is simply not happening.


And that could put people at risk of HIV infection.


Becky was diagnosed with HIV four years ago.


Her former partner Simon James is now serving a five-year prison


sentence for deliberately infecting her and another woman.


I got an e-mail from an ex-girlfriend of his about six


months into the relationship, saying he was HIV positive but


Had he been taking them, you would be fine now?


Really sad, because it was unnecessary.


I know that people's lives change, but there


Becky is living a very healthy life because she is on medication.


That's why its so crucial that patients with HIV are diagnosed.


But in Bristol more than 40% of new cases are late diagnosis.


Well, the City Council is about to run a pilot offering HIV


tests to everyone joining six GP surgeries in Bristol, but they won't


There genuinely needs to be a robust assessment of the cost and that's


We are negotiating with the GPs around cost and with our NHS


It's estimated every patient with a late diagnosis of HIV


As the arguments continue over who should pay for testing,


it's feared more and more patients are being infected.


Matthew Hill, BBC Points West, Bristol.


We're joined now from our Edinburgh studios by


Professor Claudia Estcourt from the British Association


Firstly who exactly is responsible for funding theses test?


This is a complex area but in the last reorganisation of the NHS it


was made clear that HIV prevention sits with local authorities in


England and care for people who are HIV positive sits within the NHS so


testing is in a no man's land in the middle and you can see when


resources are in short supply it can be difficult to persuade one


organisation or another that they organisation or another that they


are responsible for funding. When you have this no man's land,


problems like this are arise. Yes, this lack of clarity is causing the


problem. Should people be better educated now? I think in the context


of what you have heard in the interviews, there has never been a


more optimistic time for the health of April with HIV -- people with


HIV. If we diagnose people are late, they can have a great quality of


life and are pretty much a normal life expectancy and they are


unlikely to pass on the infection. We need to prioritise testing in


ways that are underpinned by robust evidence such as the two parent 1000


evidence upon which national guidelines are made. Regardless of


where it is in the UK, the issue is looking at the level of infection in


the local pollution and following the local pollution and following


those guidelines. It seems -- population. It seems it is almost


going backwards. Do you think there is a level of ignorance about HIV


now? I think it has fallen off the agenda of people and that may be a


success story because people are so well with HIV but in other respects


people are forgetting about testing and that is incredibly sad. The


outcomes are so good and people can expect a fantastic quality of life.


The Terrance Higgins Trust has done some research and found that many


children are not taught about HIV. It is a terrible shame in terms of


the school curriculum and in terms of health and relationships and


equipping young people for the choices they make in later life.


Ensuring people are informed with the facts, they know where to access


testing and they know the outcomes are really very good, this will help


to the stigma to is -- help to take away the stigma. If people are


tested early they can see health benefits. And the cost of care in


the future will be dramatically less than if they are tested very late.


It doesn't take very many people to be diagnosed for the testing to be


cost effective. There was a dramatic twist


today at the inquest into the death of 23-year-old


Josh Clayton from Taunton. The court heard the bar manager had


been in an argument with a group of Polish workers at a party


the night he went missing His body was discovered


eight days later. The jury was sent home early today


in order for the legal teams A retired accountant


from Cheltenham, who retrained as a Swedish masseur,


has been jailed for 15 months for sexually assaulting six


of his female clients. Malcom Baker was told he had


completely abused the trust of people who had gone to him


for a massage by touching intimate Here's Gloucestershire


Reporter Steve Knibbs. He got me to lie on my back


and he proceeded to massage my inner thighs, and his hands


were going quite high up my inner thigh, to the point


where his fingertips were touching my pubic


bone at points. The oil from his hands actually


went on my underwear, so that was obviously evidence that


I gave to the police. And again I thought, "Is he really


doing this, or is he not?" It was very subtle at points,


very clever and crafty, if you like. Baker, who is married,


trained in massage after he retired and set up a treatment room


at home in Cheltenham. Shortly afterwards, he taught


himself full body massage from the Internet and,


over a period of months, took advantage of being alone


with some of his female clients. When he was doing my stomach,


he was sweating profusely. He had to keep taking


the towel to mop his brow, Malcolm Baker has completely


disregarded his teachings and abused Baker had trained professionally


at Gloucestershire College, trained in strict guidelines


of where you can and The rules are that you avoid


the femoral triangle, which is from the abdomen right


the way down to the mid-inner thigh, and you ensure that you always


maintain your modesty, through correct towel


placement at all times. I was afraid to be assertive


because I knew the door was locked and I wondered what he might do


if he picked up on the fact that I know what he was doing was wrong,


so I went into survival instinct, It was Becky who first


went to the police. When officers then contacted


Baker's female clients, He was found guilty at trial


of sexually assaulting They were questioning their own


judgment, or they felt like they were embarrassed,


they felt like they might be judged But obviously we want people


to understand that we will take this seriously and we will be sensitive


to the victims and we On his website, Malcolm Baker said


that he would treat his clients The judge told him today that


what he did was a considerable breach of trust for his


own sexual gratification. Malcom Baker was convicted


at the end of a trial. He denied all the offences,


saying that if he had touched his clients sexually,


then it was by accident. But he was jailed today for 15


months and ordered to pay each Steve Knibbs, BBC Points West


at Gloucester Crown Court. It's Seb and Alex with you tonight


and it's nice to have you with us Yes, we've got lots more


still to bring you before The hole in one flight of stairs,


one snooker table and eight pool tables that's been seen by more


than a million people. And mostly dry tomorrow but first he


has a high chance of being wet and a lower chance of being white. A


consecrated forecast at the end of the programme. Trickier than that


trick shot! A Wiltshire school club has been


used to try to convince Parliament of the best way


to get children active. North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson


has tabled a debate on how to spend He thinks the approach used by one


Swindon after-school sports camp Here's our Wiltshire


reporter Will Glennon. The skies may be grey,


it may be cold and wet, but these children in Swindon


are getting active and having fun. They're at a Draycott Sports Camp


at Oakhurst Primary School. It's an after-hours club and helps


to target the children who aren't I enjoy it because we get to go out


and get fit and enjoy some new sports I would have never


heard of before. Children, particularly


at primary level even, are going home and they can't wait


to get on their iPads Although I do believe there should


be a balance, you know, I love the thought of children


choosing to play sport and choosing to be active,


running around, making friends, and I think we've tried to really


encourage that fun and enjoyment Figures from the Department


of Health say three out of five children aren't taking part


in any activity clubs. That's what the government


wants to address. It's hoping to use money


from the new sugar tax, which will be introduced next year,


to help fund more clubs. I love the idea of 100 sports camps


going on round the country, and as many sporting


clubs as possible. You know, we do ten,


11, 12 clubs a week. I think it is a great


way to spend the money. Today MPs have been discussing how


best to use that money. This club is being held up


as an example where it is working. And they want many


more just like it. Will Glennon, BBC


Points West, Swindon. Well, I'm joined now


from Westminster by the MP It was a great debate. It secured


cross-party support. I was looking to build on the inspirational work


that the Draycott sports camp has done. 200 children over the holidays


and slightly more girls than boys. This is so important. One in three


primary schoolchildren will leave their skill either obese or


overweight. It is a real problem that in adult life costs the NHS ?6


billion per year. I want to see Draycott sports camps in all


schools, all communities, so young people have the opportunity to be


active in evenings and weekends, and I also pushed for free use of school


facilities for any voluntary groups who want to put on sports


activities. When George Osbourne introduced


the sugar tax he said the money will be spent on increasing


the funding for sport in primary It is looking at the details. I am


broadly neutral on the principle of the sugar tax but if we are going to


do that and it raises ?520 million then let's spend it the right way.


The important bit is to have regular The important bit is to have regular


and sustainable activities. In Draycott sports camps, the kids love


it and they are active and it is regular and it will keep going into


the future and we just need to encourage more PE teachers to step


forward and set up their own and we can create more opportunities to


build on the Olympic legacy. They say, "Build it and they will


come," but will they? You are competing with interesting


games children are playing at home so how do you compete with that? As


you saw in the video, it is making it for children. Yes we are kind of


eating -- competing with computer games and parents are more safety


conscious but it is making it enjoyable, and the strength of the


Draycott sports camps is making everyone included and people


enjoying it. And I'd like to allow local community people and parents


to use school facilities for free. I remember of seeing school facilities


locked away. Let's get these things in use because the taxpayer has


already paid for them. Now, after the indulgence


of the festive period, you may want to take a leaf out


of Mimi's book. Mimi Vallas recently decided


it was time to lose a bit of weight She goes twice a week and is already


dropping the pounds. Well, at 94, she's the oldest


gym bunny in town. Mimi Vallas is the very


definition of a gym bunny. This 94-year-old is


on a flab-fighting mission. Amazing, isn't it?


Don't ask me how long I've Mimi pushes through the pain


threshold with laughter, Mimi was born into a family of 11


children in South Wales in a house Plenty of water here though,


although Mimi does like to balance her health drive


with her other favourite drink. I've asked her to put


a gin and tonic in there She makes me smile, she makes


everybody smile around her. She has an absolute huge zest


for life and, at the age of 94, For Mimi, one of the best bits of


coming here is making new friends. Mimi's 95 in February and,


with her mix of gym and gin, Andrea Ormsby, BBC


Points West, Dulverton. A mum from Bath has written


a new book to try and help dispel some of the myths surrounding


Down's syndrome. She was told he had Down's 24


hours after he was born. Caroline has campaigned a lot to try


and change perception, Seb has starred in adverts,


and now she's written a book, full of anecdotes of how


he's enriched her life. Well, Caroline and Seb are with us


now to share some of them. It is great to see you here and it


was lovely to read the book. You are very taken with seeing yourself on


television! Yes. This book is called The Label. We were given his


diagnosis after his birth and with the delivery of those two words,


everything changed. I felt unnecessarily devastated with the


diagnosis and I started to map out what the future held for us and I


made a lot of assumptions. Is it is, assumptions? It was a mixture of


outdated stereotypes I had in my mind, because I knew nothing about


Down's syndrome, and I bought a lot of bikes which just listed problems,


and I felt what was missing was the colour of reality. So, bit by bit,


the hurt listed, I fell in love with my boy, he is adorable, and I


realised that actually he was still my son and he wasn't Down's


syndrome. Really, the book is about writing your own story and not sort


of pigeonholing your child. What is day-to-day life like? Really


typical. I have two other children. He is football mad. Who do you


support? Chelsea. He is actually very good at football. His dad is a


big Chelsea fan as well. He has a wicked sense of humour. He is very


sporty. He is advertising! What's that? Its money. -- Mummy. You have


been on the TV before, haven't you? Were have we seen you? You have seen


me... In adverts? Did you notice that perceptions of friends


changing? What I find is that actually Seb changes perceptions


every day. We grew up in a time where people with Down's syndrome


went to their own skill and we never got the chance to see beyond that


label. What would you like people to take away from the book? It is a


very generic book and doesn't actually reference Down's syndrome


but I want people to not be bound by text books and leaflets but to


experience their own journey. Seb is every bit as different to someone


else's child as my other children are. Don't be defined. Seb, you have


proved that not all Sebs aren't talentless! -- are talentless.


Yeovil Town have a chance to make it into the quarterfinals


They take on Reading under-21s in the third round.


In the National League, Forest Green are at Eastleigh.


It's all been set up and filmed at a sports bar in Bristol.


The pair behind it spent all night getting it right, and it's paid off.


They've got more than a million hits online.


A golf putt combined with some pool and snooker tricks


It takes you on a 500-feet journey that lasts two minutes,


Although it didn't feel that way to the two men behind it.


They spent all night setting up the trick,


and didn't get it right until long after dawn.


Honestly, I thought an hour tops, knock the ball down the stairs


a couple of times, I'll get home to bed and be back in work tomorrow.


But, no, it turned out to be a whole-night stint.


We'd said eight o'clock was our cut-off point completely,


Shane O'Hara was the creator of the trick.


He's pretty handy with a pool cue, and recalls this latest trick


We didn't really speak to each other, myself and Tom,


for the last two hours, we were so frustrated.


We didn't want to talk to each other.


It's brought a lot of fun and made a lot of people smile but,


believe me, behind the scenes, there was no smiling.


It was just a really frustrating experience,


and we regretted ever starting the whole thing.


But the two minutes make it worthwhile.


The trick's had a million hits around the world already,


including a retweet from Bristol golfer Chris Wood.


And Shane's promising there's more to come.


I would like to do a 1,000-foot version of it, which is definitely


And, yeah, you'll have to watch this space.


Just have to take some hypnosis to become a little bit


more patient and do it, I think.


Doing a trick twice as long as this will be the ultimate test.


But judging by the popularity of this trick, the world will,


Scott Ellis, BBC Points West, Bristol.


Now, they join me now. How many hits do you think you have had? You think


you have a trick for me. What do I have to do? You have to put the


eight ball into the corner pocket. A K, let's see what we can do. Did it,


well done. The pressure alone would have made


me feel at that!


Let's put some more pressure on. Ian has the forecast.


I will fast forward to Thursday. We expect a very cold day. Watch this


sequence and how rain spreads from the West, south-west during daylight


hours. And look at the potential, only potential, for some of that to


become snow, particularly across northern parts of our area. There is


a Met Office warning, a low risk of snow versus a high risk of rain.


This evening into tonight, comparatively mild. Turning windy


tomorrow from the north-west. A mild tomorrow from the north-west. A mild


day but temperatures slipping away towards the tail end. It looks


mostly dry. Here is how things are shaping up, some patchy rain about


later tonight, clearing to the south east early tomorrow. Look how the


isobars are tightening and moving to the west as the wind starts to come


in. The colder air which has origins in the Canadian Arctic. For the rest


of this evening and tonight, many areas dry, the second half of the


night could have some patchy rain and cloud. Temperatures will stay


where they are, around five Celsius. There might be some patchy light


rain around the South tomorrow morning. Some brighter spells and we


will continue in that vein through the day as the wind continues to be


more noticeable. Getting colder but before that getting up to 9-10.


There is the outlook, all sorts of shenanigans for Thursday.


In summary, shenanigans! That trick shot is on


our website if you want to share it.


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