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Brushing up on dental hygiene

Thousands of children across the North West are receiving special dental hygiene lessons after a report found a third of five year olds suffer from tooth decay.

In some parts of the region that figure is as high as 50%.

Its thought high levels of sugar in children's diets are to blame.

Dr Ben Atkins, from the Oral Health Foundation says information is available for parents who need it.


Gang of bank robbers who stole more than £1 million are jailed

A father and son who were involved in a series of robberies at banks and post offices have both been jailed. They were in a gang of six who managed to steal more than a million pounds

They used sledgehammers to smash their way into the premises and left staff petrified when they burst through walls, doors and even rooves of branches on Merseyside and in Cheshire.

Ann O'Connor reports.

Daughters of Hillsborough victim prepare for private memorial

It's been a month since the momentous scenes in Warrington when a jury concluded the victims of the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed.

For many bereaved families, the reversal of a 27 year miscarriage of justice, the worst in British legal history, has still not sunk in.

The daughters of one of those who died are preparing for a private memorial service in the hope their dad can finally rest in peace.

Our Hillsborough correspondent Andy Bonner went to meet them.


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