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A health expert says the number of overweight and obese children
Figures show one in three has a weight problem by the time
they leave primary school, and it's worse in
It's hoped a push to get more youngsters eating healthier
and doing exercise will get them into better shape.
Some of the 300 children who take part in junior parkruns
I was a bit nervous but when I did it I felt that it was quite good.
I watched my friends do and I wanted to run with them to have fun.
These free and non-comptetive two kilometre runs are one way
The voluntary organiser is also a primary school teacher.
The children don't have as much opportunity to do exercise
because of the current curriculum really pressing on English
and maths and sometimes at the expense of exercise,
With one in three children overweight, Bristol's problem's no
But in more deprived areas, the figure gets worse.
As high as 44% of pupils leaving primary school are overweight.
A crisis according to this public health expert.
The research does show that if you are overweight or obese
as a child it is more likely that you will continue to be in the adult
hood and then obviously the implications and risks of that
to your long-term health are quite significant,
so that's why it is important that we address it at this age.
The Hartcliffe school has Bristol's worst weight problem.
Sugary drinks and choclate bars are banned in packed lunches.
Logan has salad for lunch - and has been enrolled
I felt weird because you weren't able to have chocolate or sugar any
more and you can only exercise or have fruit and vegetables.
Teachers are also planning a monthly fitness test for pupils.
Elsewhere in our area, more than a 100 schools have taken
Another attempt to increase rates of activity in the young.
For a child up to five years old, that's three hours of physical
activity a day and for children older up to 15, it's at least one
hour of physical activity per day and we know in Bristol that 83%
of 15-year-olds are not achieving that one hour.
It's clear childhood obesity's being taken seriously.
Not least because it leads to weight problems in adult life.
And that's linked to diabetes, heart disease, strokes and cancer.
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman
was hit by a car which failed to stop in Gloucestershire.
42-year-old Delroy Nelson remains in custody after the 54-year-old
woman was seriously injured in Matson on Monday morning.
Police are hunting two men after a teenager was punched
in the face in a homophobic attack in Bristol.
The victim needed treatment in hospital after he was verbally
abused then assaulted outside the OMG nightclub in the early
Rugby now and Gloucester's dream of a European Challenge Cup
hat-trick are in tatters tonight after they lost 25-17
The club travelled to Scotland for the game, hoping to win
the trophy for the second time in three seasons.
Our sports editor, Alistair Durden, is at Murrayfield.
And unmistakably Scottish welcome for the Cherry and White Army. As
per usual, Gloucester fans out in force, amazing to see is all out
here. It brings up the best in Gloucester and I think loss to add
something special to this competition. I am afraid. Four of
them! Gloucester were trying to reclaim the trophy they won two
years ago. The early pressure came from the French but not the first
score. An interception by Jonny May, one of the quickest men in rugby.
All the way to the try line in the final. Stade Francais was soon
level. An ill tempered half ended with the Gloucester captain a little
fortunate to only be sin-binned for this. The better fighter came from
Stade Francais after the break. No cheer for the Cherry and Whites
tonight. A first European title the Stade Francais. The best team won.
We were disappointed but 6/2 hours to get here and 6/2-hour was back.
It is fun to say the least that if you want hair left at the end of the
day, do not support Gloucester! So Gloucester's season ends without any
polish. This game a snapshot of the season. Sometimes exquisite but all
will demand a greater level of will demand a greater level of
consistency next season. The work of nurses across the West
was celebrated today as part In Somerset, medical staff
at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton downed tools for a few minutes
to stage a flashmob - a quick dance -
on the hospital's helipad. Doctor-turned-choreographer Marla
Pradeep lead a team of nurses, health care assistants,
surgeons and doctors A fairly optimistic story
through the course of this weekend. Generally speaking, a lot of dry
weather and at times, I think, fairly sunny weather as well
with varying amounts A few light showers
during the course of Saturday. The only rain of note coming late
in the evening from West to East will be cleared away before Sunday
starts, and then Sunday will be a day again
with varying amounts of cloud. If anything, the showers on Sunday
could just be that bit heavier and perhaps a little bit more
frequent in places. Now, through the rest of tonight,
a bit of rain, which has been moving up through some western areas
inland, is looking largely dry. Temperatures 10 or 11
Celsius, mild again. We could see a bit of light,
patchy rain just moving across some Perhaps a little bit
of that still around But otherwise, for many of you,
it will be a day of just I think, at times, quite extensive
and it will be a rather breezy day. But nonetheless, before
we get that rain coming in during the course of the evening,
we'll have had temperatures up By Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
much milder but wetter. we are looking at something wet and
windy. A bit of a mixed bag earlier on
today, some of us were cloudy with rain. This is the view from one of
our weather watchers in Cornwall. But in the Highlands of Scotland, it
was completely different, find, sunny and warm. The satellite and
radar picture shows the variety of weather we have had. It brightened
up into the afternoon, early evening. The north-east of Scotland
and England have extensive low cloud, missed,