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 58-year-old man has been given a life sentence for sexually abusing four children between 1975 and 2015 in Carlisle and Penrith.
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