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Latest figures show 8.8% of 4- 5 years old in the South West are obese

Latest figures show 8.8% of 4- 5 years old in the South West are obese

Latest figures show 8.8 % of Reception children in South West are obese compared to 8.5% in 2016 Nationally, 9.6% of Reception Year children in the 2016/17 school year are obese compared to 9.3% in 2015/16 Local authority breakdown of data available at end of release Nationally, the number of obese children in the most deprived… Read More…

Suspect you can write a crime story?

Suspect you can write a crime story?

Do you think you are clued-up enough to have a go at writing a crime story? Could you come up with a good baddy? Are you able to make crime pay? If you will be age 17 or under on February 9, 2018, then why not try your hand? Bath & North East Somerset Library Service… Read More…

Making the “Bank of Mum and Dad” work for you

Making the “Bank of Mum and Dad” work for you

We often hear about the difficulties faced by first-time buyers trying to take that first step on to the property ladder. In many respects, the property market has adapted over time in recognition of this, but whether you feel that options including shared ownership, the Help to Buy initiative and specialist mortgage products go far… Read More…

Download the HANDI App now!

Download the HANDI App now!

A free mobile app that was launched in Bath and North East Somerset in March to provide expert advice to parents, carers and health care professionals on common childhood illnesses has already been downloaded 4,000 times. Developed and approved by paediatric consultants at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and endorsed by local GPs,… Read More…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 1st Oct – 31st Oct

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 1st Oct – 31st Oct

What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Breast Cancer Awareness Month aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? Everyone’s breasts are different, and your breasts can change with age and at different times of the month.… Read More…

It’s Carnival time!

It’s Carnival time!

It’s Carnival time! Carnivals are the highlight of the year and one of the most exciting  and fun displays of amateur entertainment anywhere in the world. There are various organised carnivals every year, some with over a hundred brilliantly lit and decorated floats – ‘carts’, we call them – and exotically dressed performers from the… Read More…

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year (and beyond) Sugary treats are everywhere we turn, so it’s no surprise that it’s hard to avoid consuming too much. Children are especially susceptible to temptation. While the occasional treat can be part of a healthy and enjoyable diet, overconsumption of the sweet stuff can lead to serious health… Read More…

Adults in South West at risk

Adults in South West at risk

Adults (aged 40-60) in South West at risk as over 560,000 do not even manage a brisk ten minute walk each month. 37% of adults aged 40–60 in the South West** walk less than ten minutes continuously each month at a brisk pace[i] New evidence paper shows ten minutes of walking at a brisk intensity… Read More…

Cyber Bullying and how to spot the signs

Cyber Bullying and how to spot the signs

No-one can deny the online world is an excellent resource for children and young people. It can be used for learning, playing games and connecting with friends. But along with the undoubted benefits of the internet, come dangers that can pose a risk to a child at any time. Children no longer just have access… Read More…

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