The Scottish Borders Council has approved an ambitious five year strategy for further developing and expanding cycle tourism in the area.

Three battalions of up to 1,200 soldiers have been put on 24-hour standby to help if England suffers flooding this winter.

The Scottish Borders Council has opposed plans to expand the Fallago Rig near Lauder, after a six year opposition campaign.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has assured that local authorities have stocked up with grit well in advance to prepare for icy weather.

A report by the IPPR has unveiled a radical new plan to help the Mayor and government radically cut air pollution and boost Londoners health.

Edinburgh City Council has signed an energy saving contract with E.ON’s energy efficiency business, Matrix.

A report from the Environment and Rural Affairs Committee has warned that a major reform of the system for managing flood risk is needed.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the time it would to fix the nation’s roads has risen by a third in a decade.

Angus Council has been recognised by the Carbon Trust for exceptional success in reducing their environmental impact.

Scottish Borders Council has said it is considering plans to ban some street signage as part of a wider strategy to improve road safety.

21 organisations representing the solar industry have argued that the industry needs certainty to invest.

A community energy scheme in Merthyr, Wales, which will use profits to enhance a local park has been officially opened.

Businesses will now be able to benefit from grants up to £20,000 when switching their large trucks to electric vehicles.

A community funded park near Kendal has opened, after a a crowdfunding appeal helped raise the £60,000 necessary for its creation.

A report drawn out for the paper for the council’s scrutiny committee has been published highlighting the challenges facing Scottish Borders Council is maintaining more than 1,100 bridges, many of which are ‘ageing and in need of repair’.

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