Borderers urged to follow official advice on Coronavirus

COVID-19 is continuing to spread at both a local and national level. COVID-19 is an illness that affects your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.

The outbreak is rapidly changing and is being monitored closely by governments of all levels.

Huge boost for Borders and Scotland in UK Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, has delivered his budget which has shown a huge cash boost for Scotland. It also sees a whole host of measures to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.

Borders to benefit from £1bn mobile network investment

Yesterday, the four mobile network operators in the UK – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – signed a £1bn agreement with the UK Government to extend rural mobile coverage via the Shared Rural Network. The deal involves the operators sharing network equipment to better serve rural areas.

Concerns over possible Borders General laundry closure

Borders politicians have expressed their concern at the possibility that laundry facilities at the Borders General Hospital are to close. 

NHS Scotland’s National Laundry Programme Board recently conducted a national review which earmarked facilities for closure.