A CUMBRIAN health trust is urging the public to check on friends and family during the hot weather.

A spokesperson for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust said: "It’s important to check that older friends, family and neighbours are coping during the hot weather but you’ll need to do things differently this summer - keep in touch over the phone.

If you have concerns about an uncomfortably hot house that's affecting your health or the health of someone you know, you should seek medical advice.