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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Cumbria Fire and Rescue service is warning people to stay safe around lakes and rivers ahead of the Bank Holiday and school half term.
The court heard the mother of four dropped her baby daughter causing a fractured skull, and then assaulted ambulance staff.
The 70-year-old owner of a dog that was attacked in Dumfries says next time, things could be much worse.