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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.

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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:

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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.

Peter Bone MP to meet with Prisons Minister over future of HMP Wellingborough

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.

Peter Bone MP Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

Decision to close adult day care centre in Northamptonshire could be reversed

Glamis Hall.

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.

Protesters have collected more than 10,000 signatures.

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.

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