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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A soggy start to the Christmas week will be slow to clear.
Continuing cloudy and mild with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times over Galloway
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heaviest in west