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Chief Inspector of Schools to visit Newmarket British Racing School

Sir Michael Wilshaw.

The Chief Inspector of Schools is visiting the British Racing School in Newmarket today.

The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw will tour the facility to see how it is training young people for careers in the racing industry.

He will meet staff and students as part of a wider initiative by Ofsted to maintain and improve education standards, which is currently being consulted on.

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Largest training centre for Army cadets opens its doors

Cadets on display at the opening ceremony Credit: ITV News Anglia

A £7.2 million training centre for army cadets has been opened in Northamptonshire.

It replaces old First and Second World War buildings used to train cadets at Yardley Chase since the 1980s.

The new centre, partly paid for by the Ministry of Defence can accomodate nearly 200 army, air and sea cadets at any one time and is the largest training centre of its kind in the UK.

Army, air and sea cadets will use the centre Credit: ITV News Anglia

The army cadets were first formed nearly 160 years ago. The aim to challenge and educate young people and to find potential military recruits.

One of the cadets using the new facilities Credit: ITV News Anglia

The cadets are sponsored by the Army, although they aren't part of it. Some go on to have distinguished military careers.

"It's not what the movement's about but certainly 15% of regular personnel in the army have been cadets and for reserve forces it's slightly higher, it's 17% so there's a natural pull through but in the charter of the cadets is promoting an interest in uniformed service and mentoring those people who are showing an interest."

– Major General Robert Nitsch General Officer Commanding Support Command

Independent inquiry to be launched into Norfolk school inspection allegations

Ofsted is to appoint an independent figure to look into claims that three Norfolk schools were given advance notice of inspections.

Ofsted says the inquiry is being put in place in the light of new evidence in relation to the inspections of the three schools run by the Inspiration Trust led by Dame Rachel de Souza.

An earlier investigation which was published a month ago, found no evidence to substantiate the allegations that the three schools in question had been given the dates of their Ofsted inspections.

Doodles on display: Why they're showing off scribbles at Cambridge University

Open many a text book in school and you're likely to find a doodle somewhere which has been drawn by the naughty child in class.

Text books with doodles Credit: ITV Anglia

Now scholars from Cambridge have spent five years reading between the lines and studying scribbles in Medieval texts.

They've created a new exhibition showing how some of their priceless works were used and abused by readers in the past.

Click below to watch Claire McGlasson's report

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Growing concern of tooth decay in young children in our region

1 in 4 children in Wellingborough have tooth decay by the time they are 3-years-old according to Public Health England.

Now the health watchdog NICE wants local authorities to think about introducing supervised brushing in nurseries and primary schools.

Click below to watch Sarah Cooper's report:

Prof Mike Kelly from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence spoke to ITV Anglia about the problem.

You can watch the full interview below:

Children to be given lessons in how to brush their teeth

Busy Bees Wellingborough already teach children about teeth.

New guidelines have been released to ensure schools show children how to brush their teeth.

Advisory body NICE said schools and nurseries need to help tackle the trend of tooth decay in children by introducing supervised brushing and fluoride varnishing programmes.

It comes after new figures from Public Health England revealed Wellingborough in Northamptonshire was the fourth worst place in England for children with tooth decay. Just under 30% of three-year-olds are affected.

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