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Fixers campaign to tackle tooth decay in kids

A young woman from Salford is trying to raise awareness about tooth decay in children.

Figures from Public Health England show that a third of five year olds in the region have tooth decay.

Dental practice manager Lucie Howard is working with Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to highlight the issues.

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Battle for greater diversity in the media

A liverpool woman is campaigning for greater diversity in the media. Khadeeja Amaru teamed up with Fixers wants a better representation of ethnic minorities in front of and behind the camera.


Girl speaks out about how cancer affects families

A young woman from Grange-over-Sands whose family has been profoundly affected by cancer is using her experience to help others cope when serious illness strikes. Kayla Laisby found there was limited support among her peers and enlisted the help of Fixers to speak out about it.

Watch: what it means for young people to be in care

Around twelve thousand young people are growing up in care in our region, often because of difficult family backgrounds.

Now a couple of cared-for youngsters from Lancashire, have enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to put their side of the story: because they're fed up with being treated differently.

You can find out more about Fixers great work by visiting their website.


Hillsborough: Sergeant denies ordering exit gate open

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A police sergeant has denied giving an instruction to open an exit gate, allowing thousands of Liverpool fans into Hillsborough.

John Morgan, who was in the vicinity of gate C seconds before it was opened, said he did ask officers nearby about opening the gate to allow through a small number of spectators who had been rescued from the crush outside the turnstiles.

The inquests have previously heard that Superintendent Roger Marshall decided the exit gates should be opened to alleviate a crush at the turnstiles and radioed the control room asking for permission.

The jury heard today that officers from Operation Resolve are investigating speech on a tape which appears to have recorded the order "Open the gates at Leppings Lane" at about 2.51 or 2.52pm.

Lawyers representing some of the bereaved families suggested it would have been about 90 seconds before the opening and Mr Morgan agreed it would fit with the order coming from the control box.

Watch: Abuse victim calls for better sex education

A woman from Manchester who was abused by a family member as a child is calling for better sex education in schools.

'Emma' who wanted to remain anonymous said she didn't know it wasn't normal is working with a young persons charity to teach children about consent. The 23 year old has been working with charity FIXERS to make the following video.

ITV Fixers

A teenager who nearly ended up living on the streets because of family breakdown, is urging other young people to speak out if they face being homeless. Her story in the latest update from the ITV Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - she says she was shocked when it happened to her. We are protecting her identity.

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