Brexit to be delivered

The UK is due to leave the European Union this Friday, January 31st. After the election in late 2019, where the Conservatives won a majority, the government was able to pass the Withdrawal Agreement, allowing the UK to leave. This was a key pledge made during the election.

Lamont Backs Jackson for Leader

Borders MP, John Lamont, has given his support to Jackson Carlaw MSP, who is standing to be the leader of the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party.


Kelso wins prestigious Great British High Street Award

Kelso has won the prestigious Rising Star Award at the Great British High Street 2019 Awards, beating other nominees from across the United Kingdom. Visit Kelso will receive £15,000 for their town.

Borders railway station usage up

New figures from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have shown that more and more people are using Scottish Borders train stations, following a trend since opening in 2015.

They also reveal that Tweedbank is by far the busiest station in the region.

British Gas slammed for cutting prepayment options

British Gas customers have been struggling to top up their prepayment meters after changes to the way it can be paid. Previously, PayPoint provided payment services but this is now provided by Payzone, meaning 15,000 fewer locations to top up across the UK.

Faster and more reliable fibre broadband promised by Ofcom

Ofcom has proposed more flexible regulation to allow the UK’s broadband infrastructure to be upgraded. This would mean homes and businesses across the UK would benefit from much faster and more reliable fibre broadband.

EU funding for farmers secured

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that farmers in Scotland will be able to sow their crops and care for their livestock in confidence this year as he announces a £473m cash injection. This will replace funding under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as Britain leaves the EU.