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NHS funding boost for the Borders

The Scottish Government has announced an increase in funding for the NHS in the South of Scotland.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is to receive an extra £1.1 million in funding over the next year, bringing the total to £6.2m.

NHS Borders will receive an extra £737,000, bringing the total to £4.4m.

The NHS in the South of Scotland will receive an increase funding Credit: PA

The money is part of an additional £65m for health boards that has been announced by the Health Secretary, Shona Robison, to deal with the rising costs of new drugs.

"Our NHS services face challenges as a result of the increase in patients, with more complex illnesses, and the rising costs of expensive new drugs.

“This additional investment of £4.4m increases the resources available .... and will help alleviate these pressures, ensuring our NHS can continue to deliver effective and sustainable care to patients in the area."

– Shona Robison, Health Secretary

Millions worry about paying rent after Christmas period

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Millions of people across Scotland are worried they have overspent at Christmas and won't be able to pay rent this January, according to the homeless charity Shelter.

Research shows that one in four will struggle to make their monthly payment.

Shelter Scotland is warning that ignoring money problems could lead to people's homes being put at risk.



Tens of thousands hit the sales

Some retailers are offering huge discounts Credit: ITV News Border

Shoppers are hitting the post-Christmas sales for a second day. Some retailers are offering massive discounts, after a mild winter saw sales of items like coats and winter boots to be slower than expected. David Jackson is the Commerical Manager of The Lanes in Carlisle. See what he says about sales by clicking the video below:

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