One in ten school-starters is obese, a figure that doubles by senior school

One in ten school-starters is obese, a figure that doubles by senior school Worrying figures show this rises to 20% by Year SixAnd that 65% of men and 58% of women are overweight or obese in the UK Number of people having weight loss surgery or being admitted to hospital due to obesity has also soared By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:28 GMT, 21 February 2013 One in 10 children is obese when they start school, say shocking new figures.

English can expect to be healthier for longer compared to Scottish

Bad news for the Scots as data reveals they will spend less time in good health than English neighbours Scottish boys can expect to enjoy four fewer years of good health than English boys | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 29 August 2012 People living in Scotland and Northern Ireland can expect to spend a smaller proportion of their lives in good health than their English and Welsh neighbours, new figures suggest.

Essex “lion”: 30 police officers, crack marksmen and two helicopters join search

“I heard the Essex lion roar behind my house”: Fear of residents told to stay at home as police launch hunt for “big cat” 30 police officers, marksmen and two helicopters in searchPanicked man running towards family yelled: “It”s a f****** lion!” Family playing backgammon in front room heard very loud roar . Residents of a village where a lion is believed to be on the loose have today spoken of their fear after police launched a huge search for the beast.

Pioneering neurosurgeon saves two young boys by performing simultaneous brain surgery… as fathers recognise each other from football

Pioneering neurosurgeon saves two young boys by performing simultaneous brain surgery Fathers of two injured boys recognised each other from football | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 20 March 2012 A neurosurgeon saved the lives of two boys by performing simultaneous brain surgery on them both after they were rushed to hospital with identical injuries.

Alder Hey success: Astonishing bond between boys born on the same day with the same deadly heart defect… and treated by the same surgeon

Band of brothers: Strong bond between boys born on the same day with the same deadly heart defect… and treated by the same surgeon These three baby boys have more than just their date of birth in common.