The Chancellor George Osborne said there was a "compelling argument" for improving the A1 between Newcastle and the Scottish Borders.
Campaigners have been arguing for years that the road should be made into a dual carriageway all the way along.
"The investment is going into transport - you have seen that in some of the improvements to the A1 around Newcastle - but there is a question then of the road up to the Scottish border.
"I have heard the compelling argument for improving the A1: let's wait for the results of our study, which is not far off, and see if we can make this a real commitment."
The Chancellor George Osborne has been tasting whisky at a 150-year-old business in Berwick-upon-Tweed, as he announced a programme of investment for rural businesses.
He chose to make the announcement at Simpson's Malt, which has invested £90m in its malting businesses over the last 30 years.
The Chancellor George Osborne is visiting Berwick to announce extra funding that he said will support business growth in the North East from 2015, especially in rural areas.
Businesses in County Durham, Gateshead and Northumberland will be able to apply for grants from two funds, worth £22.5m.
The money is a combination of government money, private sector funding and European investment.
It could pay for the development of workspaces, investment in tourist attractions and accommodation, or investment in new equipment to help small businesses grow, where they have struggled to raise money from other sources.
David Cameron has been speaking to ITV Border's Scotland Political Editor Peter MacMahon at the Scottish Conservative Party conference.
When asked whether there would be border controls between Scotland and England this was Mr Cameron's response.
Northumberland's Health and Wellbeing Board are asking residents to give them their views on how best to improve health care in the area.
A drop in session is taking place at Berwick Leisure Centre with a free health MOT on offer to those in attendance.
A North East cancer charity is trying to raise more than £66,000 to give respite breaks to families caring for youngsters with the disease.
The Toma Fund wants to buy a caravan in Berwick to help people get away from the day to day stresses which the illness can bring.
Derek Proud reports.
To find out more about The Toma Fund, click here.
Colin Firth arrived in Berwick a short time ago for the screening of his new film at the Maltings Theatre.
The Railway Man tells the story of Eric Lomax, who lived in Berwick and was a prisoner of the Japanese during the Second World War.
Berwick is hosting a new Hollywood film tonight.
The Railway Man tells the story of Eric Lomax, who lived in Berwick and who was a prisoner of the Japanese during the Second World War. The film stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.
Helen Ford was outside the Maltings Theatre in Berwick.
A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the North Sea at Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
Flooding is expected for properties at the Chandlery, the Old Lifeboat Station, Pier Road, Longstone View, Bridge End South Bank, Riverside Road, Blakewell Road, Blakewell Gardens, West End, between the Bridges area, Main Street, Berwick Dock and Berwick Lifeboat Station. .
An area of low pressure is forecast to coincide with this afternoon's high tide. It is forecast to bring surge conditions which will increase the height of the expected spring tide. Strong winds and rain will create bigger waves, with a risk from overtopping and spray between 2:15pm and 4:45pm.
The Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith is marking 40 years in parliament.
He was elected as a Liberal in 1973. He's now one of the most senior figures in the Liberal Democrats.
Sir Alan will step down at the next general election.
He spoke to Helen Ford for our political programme Around The House. Watch his interview here: