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Nearly 10% toddlers in region have tooth decay

Nearly 10% toddlers in region have tooth decay Credit: ITV News

A new survey has revealed that almost 10% of three year olds in the region have tooth decay. According to Public Health England, 9.6% of children examined were found to have rotten teeth. Public health experts are urging parents to take advantage of free dental care for kids.

Prime Minister talks to ITV Westcountry

The Prime Minister has told us the Tories are capable of winning an outright majority at the next election - and ruled out doing any kind of deal with UKIP in the wake of the defection of two of his MPs.

It comes on the day George Osborne told the Tory Party Conference he would freeze benefits paid to people of working age - if the party win the next election.

Watch the Prime Minister's interview with our political correspondent Bob Constantine:

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Lifeguard season ends after summer of 10,600 incidents

A lifeguard at Holywell Bay, Newquay, Cornwall. Credit: PA

The RNLI ended most of its beach lifeguard patrols yesterday as the season draws to a close. But the charity will be manning some busier beaches in Devon and Cornwall at the weekends and during half term:

  • Bantham
  • Woolacombe
  • Croyde
  • Praa Sands
  • Gwithian
  • Porthmeor
  • Porthtowan
  • Perranporth
  • Polzeath
  • Widemouth

It says the warmest summer for seven years means lifeguards have been extra busy this year - dealing with 10,600 incidents just in the South West.

West MPs back government air strikes against Iraq

Just over a year after he lost a vote on military action against Syria, David Cameron was today appealing to MPs to support air strikes against Iraq. He said the Iraqi government had asked for help in targetting Islamic State extremists, who also posed a threat to this country.

West MPs who voted against the government last time said they would support action now.

Richard Drax, Conservative MP for South Dorset says having previously voted against action against Syria, this time he will support military action.

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