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Paul Brand presents this month's Around The House from Westminster Credit: ITV Border

Paul Brand talks to Floods Minister Rory Stewart about planning for future flood prevention: the studio panel discuss the Government's response to the crisis, and the Labour reshuffle.

Around The House is at 10.45pm tonight (Thurday 21 January) on ITV (11.10pm on ITV Border Scotland).


Hawick Knitwear job losses 'highlight need for more investment' in Borders

123 people have been made redundant. Credit: ITV Border

More than 100 jobs are set to be lost at Hawick Knitwear, as the company has been placed into administration.

A representative for the local Labour party says his heart goes out to the workers affected, and that the news shows the need for more investment and jobs in the Scottish Borders:

To say I’m sad about the job losses is an understatement and my heart goes out to every worker and family in Hawick who will be affected by this.

The booming textile industry was once the backbone of the Borders that employed thousands of workers but for a long time has been in decline, but what’s important is that we do everything we can to make sure that the workers of Hawick Knitwear are given assistance with future employment and that they get all the help they need and I want to make it clear that Scottish Labour in the Borders will do everything it can to help.

The latest job losses further highlight the need for more investment and jobs being created in the Borders."

– Barrie Cunning, Scottish Labour

Jamie Reed slams Labour leadership challenger

Jamie Reed, the Labour MP for Copeland, has strongly criticised Jeremy Corbyn, one of the challengers for the party's leadership contest:


WATCH: Sue Hayman interview

Cumbria's first ever female MP was elected in last month's General Election.

Labour's Sue Hayman won the Workington seat, replacing previous MP Sir Tony Cunningham, who has now retired.

She sat down with Hannah McNulty to talk about her vision for the future of her party and what she wants to achieve while in office.

'It's been a fantastic experience'

Carlisle's Labour candidate Lee Sherriff described her time campaigning as a "fantastic experience" in a speech conceding defeat to Conservative John Stevenson.

The mother of three also thanked her children, who were present for the result.

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