Councillor Tony Markley has told ITV Border that he is confident the new fleet will help keep the county moving when the bad winter weather arrives.
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Spells of rain overnight will give way to a sunny day tomorrow.
Visitors to Bassenthwaite who haven't yet visited the lake's popular ospreys only have a few weeks left to see them up-close.
Two new primary schools in the Borders have welcomed pupils for the first time today, Wednesday 16 August.