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.
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Prof Mike Kelly from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence spoke to ITV Anglia about the problem.
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New guidelines have been released to ensure schools show children how to brush their teeth.Read the full story ›
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.
Peter Bone MP, is to meet with the Prisons Minister this week (Wednesday 8 October) to try to find out exactly what is happening at the town's mothballed jail.
Reports that work is being carried out on site has led Mr Bone to believe that the prison could be reopened as a reserve jail to help deal with over capacity.
The prison closed almost two years ago despite campaigns locally to keep it open but the Ministry of Justice says there are currently no plans to reopen it.
More than five hundred people have signed a petition to keep an African Caribbean day centre in Wellingborough open.Read the full story ›
The decision to close an adult day care centre in Northamptonshire could be reversed tonight.
Wellingborough Borough Council made the original decision in June, but a campaign has been launched by those who use Glamis Hall.
They have collected more than 10,000 signatures. Protesters had even threatened legal action against the authority because they said they had not been consulted when the original decision was taken.
Wellingborough Borough Council says it cannot afford repairs the buildings require.
Police are investigating after a man was hit by a car in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
The 23-year-old victim was standing with friends outside the Cutting Room pub at about 2.40am on Sunday 24 August when he was hit by a red Vauxhall Astra.
He was knocked down and his leg was broken as a result.
The car was then driven off at speed and narrowly missed another pedestrian.
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
People in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire are campaigning against a council decision to close a building used as a day care centre for elderly residents.
Campaigners say the community must not lose Glamis Hall which is used by around 50 people each day. The council says it does not want to stop the service but can't afford to keep it going.
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People in Wellingborough are campaigning against a council decision to close a building used as a day care centre for elderly residents. The council says it doesn't want to shut Glamis Hall, but can't afford to keep it going. Campaigners say it's a lifeline for local people.
Twelve fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a food preparation firm in Wellingborough. Emergency services were called at about 5am this morning to the Finedon Road industrial Estate, the nearby A510 has to be closed temporarily. Crews are still at the scene.