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ITV Border applauded in House of Lords

A former MSP in the Borders has made his maiden speech in the House of Lords and had very kind words to say about ITV Border.

Jeremy Purvis, now Baron Purvis of Tweed, used to represent Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale for the Liberal Democrats.

He has now become the second youngest member of the House of Lords and spoke today in a debate on broadcasting in which he praised Lookaround and its loyal audience.

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New Political Editor for ITV Border

ITV News has announced that Peter MacMahon is joining ITV Border as Political Editor.

Peter is one of Scotland's most experienced political journalists.

He has been with 'The Scotsman' since 2005 working across the Scottish Government and Business briefs before rising to the rank of Deputy Editor.

"We are entering arguably the most important phase in Scottish politics in a lifetime and I want to bring the facts to life and add context for the viewers."

– Peter MacMahon

"Peter brings a depth of knowledge and experience to this important role and it's right that a journalist of his calibre should be the face of Scottish politics for ITV Border.

"It demonstrates ITV's commitment to continuing our quality news service to the south of Scotland."

– Catherine Houlihan, Managing Editor, ITV Border

ITV Border's news programme, Lookaround, will return to covering solely the south of Scotland and Cumbria this autumn with 30 minutes of local news each weekday.

ITV Border staff back donor campaign

Some members of staff from ITV Border have been backing the 'From the Heart' campaign.

John Bevir, ITV Border

John Bevir and Matthew Taylor, who both work for ITV Border, are backing the 'From the Heart' campaign.

The ITV campaign is aiming to encourage more people to sign up as organ donors.

Matthew Taylor, ITV Border Credit: ITV Border

Matthew Taylor said:

" I believe that everyone has a duty to think of those who are in desperate need. If you are able to save a life then I think it is an easy decision to make."