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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John Murray Hudson Kirkbride from Dearham sneaked into his ex-partner's home and yelled 'die, die, die' as he attacked her.
Police Scotland are urging people in the Galloway area not to feel pressured to give in to cold callers.
'Dusty' was discovered by a dog walker after he was shut in the bin with no food or water.