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Tourists slammed for visiting Borders’ beaches

Berwickshire residents have been left furious as tourists flout social distancing rules to visit beaches in the Borders.

Visitors with cars displaying Edinburgh parking permits have been spotted parking at beaches near Coldingham and St Abbs over the weekend.

Supporting newspapers during COVID-19

The local newspaper industry has been given a boost by the UK Government after facing challenging conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Job retention scheme open for business

The UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live today, with businesses able to claim up to £2,500 a month per employee towards staff wages.

The scheme is live 10 days ahead of schedule and will help hundreds of businesses across the Borders.

Borders Businesses concerned about support in Scotland

Questions have been asked of the Scottish Finance Secretary after businesses in Scotland appear to be receiving less financial support to deal with coronavirus crisis compared to their counterparts elsewhere in the UK.

Kelso manufacturer steps up to save lives

Global manufacturer, Plexus, is participating in UK Government efforts to expedite the manufacturing of ventilators to help fight COVID-19 from its Kelso facility.