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The fierce storms and torrential downpours in the last month of 2015 contributed to the wettest month in the UK since records began - despite record warmth for a December.
ITV News Border is working with insurance bosses, to investigate whether homeowners who escaped the floods will see a rise in premiums. And how much people who did get flooded can expect to pay.
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Selkirk's community recycling centre is closing today for ongoing works on the town's flood protection scheme.
The centre will be shut for a minimum of 16 weeks. It's needed to allow a diversion route to be extended through the facility.
The nearest alternative recycling centres are at Hawick and Galashiels.
Vulnerable expectant mothers in the Scottish Borders are set to benefit from a new project, which pairs them with trained mum and baby mentors.
Nurture the Borders CIC has been awarded just over £9000 from the Communities and Families Fund for the Mum Mentoring pilot scheme.
The money is provided by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, and the aim of the project is to:
- Help improve the health and well-being of mums and babies
- Promote healthy lifestyle choices and access to services
- Help to increase rates and duration of breastfeeding
- Increase access to community support and reduce isolation
- Move mums away from dependency by supporting them to become confident and independent mums
- Develop a mentoring support model that can be rolled out across the Scottish Borders
Pregnancy and becoming a new mum is not always easy, but with support the journey can be a lot better.
In our new project, trained Mum Mentors will offer free practical and emotional support to new mums and mums-to-be who need additional support for various reasons.
The mentors will work with the mothers during pregnancy and birth, and during the baby’s first few months.”
Nurture the Borders was founded by a group of mothers in the Scottish Borders.
You can find out more about the scheme here.
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