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We must support those with additional and complex needs in the Scottish Borders

Liberal Democrat Councillors Kris Chapman and Euan Robson marked PDA Awareness Day by meeting campaigner Pat Hewitt at the Council's Headquarters in Newtown St Boswells (Monday 15th May). PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome) is a part of the Autistic spectrum but it is not widely recognis...

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Kris Chapman :: Communities fit for the future

Kris Chapman :: Communities fit for the future

“We need to build communities, not just houses.” says Kris Chapman Scot Lib Dem candidate for Tweeddale West.   “Whilst we have a strong need for affordable housing in the area, as indeed we do across the whole of Scotland, there’s something deeply troubling about how that challenge is being met ...

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Jeremy Purvis: The West's response is no match for the crisis in Lebanon

Jeremy Purvis: The West's response is no match for the crisis in Lebanon

This was how the 33-year-old governor of Baalbek-Hermel described the World Heritage Site of the temples of Jupiter and Bacchus in Lebanon. Possibly the world’s most intact Greek, Roman and Byzantine remains didn’t have many visitors when I was there with the governor and their charismatic caret...

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