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New initiative to win the fight against childhood tooth decay in Westminster

Westminster City Council has launched a new initiative to improve children’s dental health with a conference featuring representatives from local schools, dental services and relevant community groups. The initiative aims to improve children’s dental health in Westminster, and tackle a situation that sees the area have the 4th highest level of child tooth decay for 5 year olds in London. The aim of bringing together the key groups with influence over children’s oral health builds upon existing practical schemes including promoting fluoride varnishing and providing a free toothbrush and toothpaste to all primary school reception pupils.

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86 New Phone Boxes planned for West End

The Evening Standard reports that there are plans for 86 new phone boxes to be installed across the West End. 18 are earmarked for Oxford Street alone, with others in Piccadilly, Strand, Buckingham Palace Road and Baker Street as well as Covent Garden and Marylebone High Street. Applications to install them were lodged with the council last month by a company called Maximus Networks, owned by the founder of an outdoor advertising business. Each would provide 1.3m x 2m of ad space. Westminster councillors fear they will be “stalking horses” used mainly for advertising, with the phones themselves largely obsolete because most people carry mobiles. The boxes will not have a wi-fi connection. However, the council has only limited powers to block them, or the advertising they carry, under “permitted development” rules and it is asking the Government for new legal powers.

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Have your say on plans to improve Seymour Leisure Centre

Title: Have your say on plans to improve Seymour Leisure Centre
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The More Smiles Appeal St Mary's Hospital

The More Smiles Appeal St Mary's Hospital

The More Smiles Appeal was launched in November 2015 to raise an initial £2 million towards renovating and expanding the children’s intensive care unit (PICU) at St Mary’s Hospital.

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