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Fiona Armstrong interviews the man dubbed "Professor Death" - one of the world's leading experts on care for the dying.

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Sandy McCracken reports on an historic relic which was thought to be lost, which gives an insight into life in the south of Scotland 700 years ago. Plus - we check out the Borders' new open-top bus service for sightseers, and Fiona Armstrong reports on the centenary of the Scottish Women's Institute.

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Lori Carnochan reports on the race against time to secure the future of Scotland's Viking Age hoard - a priceless collection of artefacts found in a field in Dumfries and Galloway. Sandy McCracken tries out night swimming in Loch Ken.

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Lori Carnochan investigates how waste plastic can be recycled to make a revolutionary new road surface, and sees how tests are being carried out in the south of Scotland on this home-grown invention. Fiona Armstrong visits the home of the Dandy Dinmont, a breed of dog much loved by the rich and famous.

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Lori Carnochan reports on a rescue centre in Galloway for horses and ponies, and finds out how animals with behavioural problems are made better and eventually re-homed. Fiona Armstrong meets the new Provost of Dumfries & Nithsdale - the first woman to hold the job in a long line of men.

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Lori Carnochan finds out how a dairy farmer has beaten the slump in milk prices - and the answer was literally on the doorstep. Sandy McCracken meets a young entrepreneur who has found success making figures for Lego sets.

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Border Life reports from the Belgian town of Ypres, where a permanent memorial has finally been put up after a century to the men of the King's Own Scottish Borderers who lost their lives on the Western Front. Plus Sandy McCracken visits the site of a Mediaeval hospital in the Borders, and hears how the monks coped with everything from war wounds to the Plague.

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Sandy McCracken tells the story of how a WWII Spitfire which ended up at the bottom of a Loch has been lovingly restored to be put on show at an aviation museum in Dumfriesshire. And we get a view of the world from the top of the 300 metre mast which transmits Border Life - thanks to the engineers who maintain it.

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Fiona Armstrong reports on an effort to encourage youngsters to take up playing the pipes, to keep alive an important Scottish tradition. Emma Baker joins a class of schoolchildren on a day out to learn about life on the farm.

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