John Lamont, MP recently took part in a National Autistic Society virtual Understanding Autism session. He learned more about autism, how autistic people have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, and how to better support his autistic constituents.
Borders politicians have welcomed that the US will hold off on a threatened hike in tariffs on EU and UK goods. The tariffs are imposed due to a sixteen year trade battle over state aid for Airbus and Boeing.
Analysis has shown that over 800 driving tests may have been missed in the Borders due to coronavirus restrictions. The average number of tests taken between April and August numbered 831, over the last 3 years.
Openreach have announced that Galashiels, Tweedbank, Selkirk, Hawick and Peebles are to benefit from faster broadband. The telecoms giant published a list of 251 locations across the UK that will get Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).
The International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, has formally launched the Trade and Agriculture Commission. It will ensure British food standards are upheld in any new trade deals and allow Borders farmers to seize new opportunities to export abroad.
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