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ISIS speak out over snooker logo mix-up

The Wellingborough company behind the snooker logo mix-up has spoken to ITV News, Anglia about its association with Rory McLeod.

Rory McLeod Credit: Euro Sport

The Muslim snooker star was criticised for sporting an ISIS badge on his waistcoat during his match with Ronnie O'Sullivan on Monday night. A number of people took to social media thinking Mr McLeod was showing support for the jihadist militant group, Islamic State or 'Isis'.

Mr McLeod was forced to deny the accusations, explaining on Twitter that he is sponsored by accountant company ISIS Business Solutions and therefore wears their logo.

"ISIS Business Solutions are Accountants and Tax Advisors to Small to Medium sized enterprises and Entrepreneurs. We have looked after the financial affairs of Mr McLeod for the last 12 years.

"We have also sponsored Mr McLeod during that time and he carries our Logo on his waistcoat in accordance with the guidelines of the WPBSA. My original inspiration for the name came from the river ISIS.

"Quite clearly the association with the Acronym ISIS associated with the troubles in the Middle East are Media generated and are an unfortunate coincidence with our trading name.

"Our ethos is that Trade transcends politics and creates understanding and respect between peoples of the world."

– Mark Hollyman, Managing Partner, Isis


Snooker star in Isis logo mix-up

Snooker player Rory McLeod has been forced to deny claims he supports the Islamic State after appearing on television wearing an 'Isis' badge.

Rory McLeod in action Credit: PA Images

The 43-year-old Muslim sparked outrage on Twitter by sporting a logo with 'Isis' on his waistcoat during his game against Ronnie O’Sullivan on Monday night.

Rory McLeod wearing 'Isis' logo Credit: Euro Sport

But the sportsman was actually wearing the logo of Wellingborough company, Isis Business Solutions, which has sponsored him for the last 14 years.

Many of Rory's fans came out in support on social media...

Wellingborough marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Memorial Candle, Swanspool Gardens, Wellingborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

A candle has been lit in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

70 candles in 70 locations across the UK, mark each year since the nazi-death camp was shut down.

The Memorial Candle, Swanspool Gardens, Wellingborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than one million people died there in the 5-years it operated between 1940 and 1945.

Cynthia Bailey, is a member of the Holocaust Memorial Committee in Wellingborough. Click below to watch a short clip with her.

Ian Nunney is from Wellingborough Museum, which has a special exhibition about the Holocaust. Click below to watch a short clip from him.

Boy pushed to the ground outside Northamptonshire school

A 12-year-old boy was grabbed and pushed to the ground by a stranger outside a school in Northamptonshire.

The boy was walking along Broadway in Wellingborough with a group of friends at about 9am on Tuesday January 14 when he accidentally bumped into a man passing by.

The man, who was in his 30s, then grabbed the boy and threw him to the ground, leaving him with an injured wrist.

The assault happened between Broadway and The Drive. The man was white, bald and was wearing black sunglasses, a black baseball cap and a blue body warmer.


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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