COMMENT - Check up is vital

WE all like to think we’re in the best of health but as we get older it becomes increasingly important to be checked out regularly.

The free health checks on offer to all middle aged people in the borough give us the best chance of catching any signs of conditions that could affect us if left unchecked. If you are showing signs of diabetes or high blood pressure a few minor lifestyle changes could mean you avoid health issues in later life.

So make sure you take half an hour to get checked - it may save your life.