Marcy Dixon from Carlisle had to have a blood transfusion at just seven-weeks-old in order to undergo a heart operation.
The process had to be repeated last year when she was four-years-old. Her parents are just some of the people backing the NHS's 'National Give Blood Week' appeal.
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The second of our special reports looks at the history of the Borders Railway - starting with the closure of the Waverley Line in 1969.
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The two boys robbed a Carlisle store earlier this year, after threatening the lone female shop assistant with a knife.