Borders Chamber of Commerce director Bruce Simpson says the budget must do more to help rural areas. He says there needs to be an emphasis on infrastructure, particularly railway links, roads and communication, through providing better broadband.
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Dry & bright for Monday & Tuesday- frosty starts & fog patches slow to clear. Cloudier skies from midweek, milder but more unsettled
The RMT Union is warning more than 2,000 City Link workers will lose their jobs on New Year's Eve. 28 staff are based at the Carlisle depot.
Any overnight mist should lift on Monday morning into good spells of wintry sunshine and patchy cloud. Frosty everywhere. Odd icy patch