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Coldstream public toilets

Public toilets complaints

The fate of the region’s public toilets will be revealed within six months after Scottish Borders Council voted to explore the privatisation of its public toilets following a report that showed the decision to charge 30p had failed to bring in the income expected.

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The Lowood Estate at Tweedbank.

Tweedbank land purchase

Scottish Borders Council has confirmed it paid for the Lowood Estate purchase at Tweedbank via offshore businesses based in the Cayman Islands.

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Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP Rachael Hamilton.

MSP’s concern over police numbers

Since the centralisation of Scotland’s police forces into Police Scotland in 2013, the number of police officers across Lothian and Borders has fallen from 964 to 919, representing a 5 per cent cut.

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John Lamont MP

Welfare benefits in Scotland

An Audit Scotland report has concluded that the Scottish Government “does not have a clear understanding” of the key things needed to deliver welfare benefits to 1.4 million claimants.

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