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Class sizes at record high in Scottish Borders

As pupils in the Scottish Borders prepare to break up for the festive period, new statistics show that class sizes in the Borders are at their highest levels with a particular problem in primary schools.

John Lamont MSP - Jim Clark Rally should resume as soon as possible

It has been announced that a Fatal Accident Inquiry will take place into the deaths at the Jim Clark Rally in June 2014.

The news comes after a lengthy investigation into the incident. The Crown Office has now confirmed that it does not intend to bring forward criminal proceedings.

Scottish Government investment in major Borders roads falls by a half

New figures show that investment in Trunk Roads in the Scottish Borders has fallen by a more than half under the SNP.

In the past 4 years, a total of £2.8m has been spent on Trunk Road improvements in the Borders. Over the previous 4 years, £6.5m was spent on the same 5 key routes.

Fuel Poverty in the Borders becoming an increasing problem

Local MSP John Lamont has joined calls for a “transformational change” to help tackle fuel poverty in the Borders as new figures show the percentage of clients of a leading debt charity struggling to pay their electricity bills has more than doubled in a single year.