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11/03/2014

Duration:
1 hour, 40 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 March 2014

TOPIC 1: YOUNG DRIVERS
A two-year programme hopes to reduce the number of young people being killed and injured on roads in the Borders. It will allow up to 400 drivers aged from 17 to 25 to get advanced training. Scottish Borders Council has committed £48,000 to put them through the Institute of Advanced Motorists' (IAM) Skill for Life programme. More than 400 people were injured on Borders roads from 2008 to 2012, with the annual cost of road accidents in the region estimated at £35.7m. So will this scheme work and if so should it be rolled out across the country?

Louise asks: Will this scheme reduce the rates of young driver's dying?

TOPIC 2: MS
Scotland has among the highest prevalence of MS in the world, with around 10,000 people living with MS in Scotland. With the news just announced that an oral treatment is imminent for MS sufferers in Scotland.

Louise asks Do medical advances give MS sufferers hope?

EXTRA QUESTION:
We feel happier when we speak to our neighbours according to new research. Figures suggest that although half of us find that making small talk with our neighbours doesn't come naturally, for some talking to those next door is one of the highlights of their day. We want to know who is or was your best ever neighbour?

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