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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.

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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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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.

Man hit by car in Wellingborough

Police are investigating after a man was hit by a car in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

Man hit by car in Church Street, Wellingborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

Campaign to save Glamis Hall Day Centre

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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