As the 190th case of whooping cough is confirmed in Cumbria doctors are urging pregnant woman and parents to protect their children against it by getting the vaccination.
Figures from the The Health Protection Agency show there has been an increase in cases both locally and nationally and there are warnings the country faces an epidemic.
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The future of services at Helme Chase will be discussed at consultation today, alongside plans to keep the maternity unit staffed part time.
Four men have pleaded guilty to producing £152,000 worth of cannabis, in a bungalow at Silloth which they 'converted into a drug factory'.
Young people across Cumbria are being urged to come forward to get support setting up or developing a farming related business.