FREE checks for mouth cancer will be on offer at an Evesham dentist later this month as part of a national event raising awareness of the disease.

Evesham Dental Health Team in Broadway Road are offering the checks from 2.15am until 3.15am on Wednesday, September 17 as part of Mouth Cancer Awareness Day.

Symptoms of mouth, or oral cancer include red or white patches on the lining of the mouth or tongue as well as ulcers or lumps.

The disease affects about 8,000 people in the UK every year.

To make an appointment call 01386 422 833.