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Last Updated: Friday October 16 2009 09:54 GMT

Ricky becomes a lollipop man

Ricky and Peter in their school lollipop uniforms

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Wearing brightly coloured tops that you can hardly miss, lollipop men and women help thousands of kids across busy roads up and down the UK.

But as Ricky's been finding out, a shortage of them across the country means it's our lollipop helpers who could be needing the helping hand.

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