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'Daily Mile' brought in to help schoolchildren keep fit

According to health experts, children are supposed to get around an hour's worth of exercise a day.

Pupils at Rhos Street Primary School.

So primary schools across Wales are trying to steer pupils attentions away from the white board - and their mobile phones and tablets - to focus on what's called a walking mile.

Walk, run or occasionally skip fifteen minutes and you should have clocked up a nice bit of exercise - we dispatched Rob Shelley to a playground in Ruthin:


Man admits assault with half eaten sausage

A drunken man has admitted assaulting a shopkeeper by throwing a half-eaten Cumberland sausage bap in his face.

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But magistrates in Prestatyn rejected a claim by Peter Thomas, 44, that dried blood on the victim's cut lip was brown sauce from the bap.

Andrew Trussell, who has a secondhand shop called Steptoe's at Ruthin in Denbighshire, maintained he'd been punched by Thomas after a disagreement about cash.

Thomas admitted assault but denied punching him. He accepted being drunk and unable to remember his arrest.

The court rejected the sausage plea and Thomas, of Pentre Coch, near Ruthin, was told he'd be sentenced next week.


Cyclist found dead in Ruthin

Police were called to the scene at midday on Saturday Credit: ITV News Wales

Police have launched an investigation after a cyclist was found dead after he is believed to have come off his bike in North Wales.

The man, who is believed to be from Stockport was found in Lon Cae Glas - a country lane in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Ruthin at around midday yesterday.

The police, ambulance and air ambulance service attended the scene where the man was pronounced dead.

Police said inquiries were continuing to find out what happened.

Denbighshire floods: One year on

The Glasdir estate last November Credit: PA

Residents on the Glasdir Estate in Ruthin will join together today to mark a year since the devastating floods last year.

122 homes were flooded on the estate in Denbighshire last year, when the River Clwyd burst its banks.

A report in September blamed blocked culverts for the flooding

Flood relief work is due to start in the area before Christmas.

Hundreds of homes in nearby St Asaph were also flooded when the River Elwy burst its banks.

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