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SuffolkNews Podcast: Ipswich-based dental training centre to fill Suffolk's gaps, Bury St Edmunds teacher awarded by embassy and the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton comes to town



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In today's podcast, a training centre for dentists is to be launched in Suffolk in a 'game changing' plan to help ease the dental crisis gripping the county.

The dental development facility, which aims to attract and train newly qualified dentists, is set to be launched at the University of Suffolk's campus in Ipswich.

The 10-year project, headed up by the university and Integrated Care Board (ICB), aims to increase provision as NHS services at dental clinics across Suffolk have dwindled.

The centre, run as a social dental enterprise, would also solve issues with recruitment and retention of dental clinicians.

In other news, a teacher from a Bury St Edmunds sixth form college has been recognised for 'outstanding and inspiring' language teaching by the German Embassy in London.

Jenny O'Reilly-Turner, of Abbeygate Sixth Form College, was awarded the highly prestigious German Teacher Award at the Residence of the German Ambassador in London on Thursday, June 30.

She was one of only three winners of the award, which celebrates the best and most dedicated champions of German in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

And finally, a fund-raising Army veteran from Bury St Edmunds is to carry the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton in the town on Saturday.

Wendy Hooton is the region's baton bearer for a relay celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Commonwealth Games.

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will make its only stop in Suffolk when it arrives in the Abbey Gardens at 1.20pm on Saturday.