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Local MSP praises hard work of Borderers during pandemic

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Rachael Hamilton MSP has praised the work of hardworking Borderers during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

NHS staff and volunteers have been working round the clock across the Borders to keep services going.

 

Borders MSP raises coronavirus hardship concerns

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Following a statement from the First Minister, Rachael Hamilton MSP sought assurances that all is being done to ensure those affected by the coronavirus are not financially disadvantaged.

 

Over 1,000 domestic abuse incidents recorded across the Borders

New figures have revealed that 1,019 incidents of domestic abuse were recorded by the police in the Scottish Borders in 2018-19.

 

There was a slight decrease in the numbers across the Borders, but the figure remains significantly higher than just 10 years ago.

 

Sturgeon must ‘get back to day job’ after indyref2 denied

Rachael Hamilton MSP has welcomed the response from the UK Government, which states there will be no new independence referendum.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today confirming there would be no re-run of the 2014 vote.

SNP’s broadband rollout target to be missed

Rachael Hamilton MSP has expressed concern about the timescale of fibre broadband rollout in the Borders following a statement from the Scottish Government announcing delays to the R100 programme.