Meningitis charities are warning parents to look out for the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia over the winter months.
The disease can kill within 24 hours and the early signs can be easily mistaken for flu.
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They are demanding the government take action to ensure a viable future for steel on Teesside using all tools at its disposal.