12/05/2017 Points West


12/05/2017

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A health expert says the number of overweight and obese children

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Figures show one in three has a weight problem by the time

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they leave primary school, and it's worse in

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It's hoped a push to get more youngsters eating healthier

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and doing exercise will get them into better shape.

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Some of the 300 children who take part in junior parkruns

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I was a bit nervous but when I did it I felt that it was quite good.

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I watched my friends do and I wanted to run with them to have fun.

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These free and non-comptetive two kilometre runs are one way

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The voluntary organiser is also a primary school teacher.

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The children don't have as much opportunity to do exercise

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because of the current curriculum really pressing on English

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and maths and sometimes at the expense of exercise,

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With one in three children overweight, Bristol's problem's no

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But in more deprived areas, the figure gets worse.

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As high as 44% of pupils leaving primary school are overweight.

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A crisis according to this public health expert.

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The research does show that if you are overweight or obese

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as a child it is more likely that you will continue to be in the adult

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hood and then obviously the implications and risks of that

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to your long-term health are quite significant,

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so that's why it is important that we address it at this age.

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The Hartcliffe school has Bristol's worst weight problem.

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Sugary drinks and choclate bars are banned in packed lunches.

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Logan has salad for lunch - and has been enrolled

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I felt weird because you weren't able to have chocolate or sugar any

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more and you can only exercise or have fruit and vegetables.

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Teachers are also planning a monthly fitness test for pupils.

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Elsewhere in our area, more than a 100 schools have taken

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Another attempt to increase rates of activity in the young.

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For a child up to five years old, that's three hours of physical

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activity a day and for children older up to 15, it's at least one

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hour of physical activity per day and we know in Bristol that 83%

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of 15-year-olds are not achieving that one hour.

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It's clear childhood obesity's being taken seriously.

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Not least because it leads to weight problems in adult life.

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And that's linked to diabetes, heart disease, strokes and cancer.

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A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman

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was hit by a car which failed to stop in Gloucestershire.

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42-year-old Delroy Nelson remains in custody after the 54-year-old

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woman was seriously injured in Matson on Monday morning.

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Police are hunting two men after a teenager was punched

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in the face in a homophobic attack in Bristol.

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The victim needed treatment in hospital after he was verbally

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abused then assaulted outside the OMG nightclub in the early

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Rugby now and Gloucester's dream of a European Challenge Cup

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hat-trick are in tatters tonight after they lost 25-17

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The club travelled to Scotland for the game, hoping to win

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the trophy for the second time in three seasons.

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Our sports editor, Alistair Durden, is at Murrayfield.

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And unmistakably Scottish welcome for the Cherry and White Army. As

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per usual, Gloucester fans out in force, amazing to see is all out

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here. It brings up the best in Gloucester and I think loss to add

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something special to this competition. I am afraid. Four of

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them! Gloucester were trying to reclaim the trophy they won two

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years ago. The early pressure came from the French but not the first

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score. An interception by Jonny May, one of the quickest men in rugby.

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All the way to the try line in the final. Stade Francais was soon

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level. An ill tempered half ended with the Gloucester captain a little

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fortunate to only be sin-binned for this. The better fighter came from

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Stade Francais after the break. No cheer for the Cherry and Whites

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tonight. A first European title the Stade Francais. The best team won.

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We were disappointed but 6/2 hours to get here and 6/2-hour was back.

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It is fun to say the least that if you want hair left at the end of the

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day, do not support Gloucester! So Gloucester's season ends without any

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polish. This game a snapshot of the season. Sometimes exquisite but all

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will demand a greater level of will demand a greater level of

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consistency next season. The work of nurses across the West

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was celebrated today as part In Somerset, medical staff

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at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton downed tools for a few minutes

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to stage a flashmob - a quick dance -

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on the hospital's helipad. Doctor-turned-choreographer Marla

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Pradeep lead a team of nurses, health care assistants,

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surgeons and doctors A fairly optimistic story

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through the course of this weekend. Generally speaking, a lot of dry

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weather and at times, I think, fairly sunny weather as well

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with varying amounts A few light showers

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during the course of Saturday. The only rain of note coming late

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in the evening from West to East will be cleared away before Sunday

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starts, and then Sunday will be a day again

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with varying amounts of cloud. If anything, the showers on Sunday

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could just be that bit heavier and perhaps a little bit more

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frequent in places. Now, through the rest of tonight,

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a bit of rain, which has been moving up through some western areas

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inland, is looking largely dry. Temperatures 10 or 11

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Celsius, mild again. We could see a bit of light,

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patchy rain just moving across some Perhaps a little bit

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of that still around But otherwise, for many of you,

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it will be a day of just I think, at times, quite extensive

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and it will be a rather breezy day. But nonetheless, before

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we get that rain coming in during the course of the evening,

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we'll have had temperatures up By Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,

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much milder but wetter. we are looking at something wet and

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windy. A bit of a mixed bag earlier on

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today, some of us were cloudy with rain. This is the view from one of

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our weather watchers in Cornwall. But in the Highlands of Scotland, it

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was completely different, find, sunny and warm. The satellite and

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radar picture shows the variety of weather we have had. It brightened

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up into the afternoon, early evening. The north-east of Scotland

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and England have extensive low cloud, missed,

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