Wales

Lucy Owen

The X-Ray presenter on the case, getting results for viewers who have struggled with consumer issues.

Blog posts in total 30

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  1. X-Ray blog - Lucy investigates the moving story of Buddy the beagle. His owners thought they had found him a good home, but hours later he seems to have been put up for sale on the internet.

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  2. X-Ray blog on how the pensions built by former miners through risking their lives working underground are under threat from callous scammers.

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  3. Xray blog on avoiding being ripped off when buying your outfit for your Christmas party.

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  4. Xray blog on the problems of one newly-wed couple with raw sewage flowing through their new house.

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  5. Xray blog on consumer affairs and the use of brokers by pay day loan companies

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  6. It seems like a win-win situation. An electric car may not only help save the environment, it should help save you money on your fuel bills. But there are problems ahead.

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  7. I’ve always loved the idea of a campervan, having the freedom to just hop in and go wherever you want at the drop of a hat. But sometimes, the very vans that are supposed to give peace of mind and freedom can become a source of worry, frustration and a financial ball and chain.

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  8. I remember coming in for a late shift on Wales Today and slumping to my desk, exhausted and frazzled before my working day had even begun. It's the school holidays. I'd been trying to have some fun time with Gabriel in the morning before getting to the office.

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  9. Lucy Owen gets ready to hit full throttle with the X-Ray team as the programme returns to BBC One Wales, to fight consumer problems on your behalf.

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  10. Since it’s the last X-Ray until the Autumn, I thought I’d give you a little glimpse behind the scenes into how we filmed some of the stories you’ll see on tonight’s programme.

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  11. Lucy Owen investigates booking fees and why people are being charged, even when they’re paying cash, in person.

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  12. X-Ray investigates the dangers of electrionic cigarettes exploding.

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  13. Most of us have seen the images of Aberystwyth as it was battered by huge waves during the recent storms. But it was still a shock, as I walked along the seafront, to see the huge piles of sand that had been dumped on the walkway by a raging sea.

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  14. Now, you know we love saving a bit of cash on X-Ray, and we pride ourselves on knowing how to do it pretty well. In fact, it’s not often we’re surprised by money-saving tips. But the results of extreme couponing - and we are talking extreme here - have been the talk of the office.

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  15. It's our job on X-Ray to expose people who are only too willing to rip you off. But there was something particularly nasty and upsetting about the way unscrupulous people at corrupt call centres in Swansea targeted elderly and vulnerable people.

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  16. I know the programme is called X-Ray, but I never thought having an MRI scan would be part of the job. To find out how our brains react to supermarket offers, that’s just what I did with the psychology research team at Bangor University.

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  17. We can’t wait to get back on-air. The team are all fired up to fight your corner, and we’ve already got some really strong investigations underway, tracking down the people who are ripping you off. Tonight, Rachel Treadaway Williams is getting tough as she tries to get answers from one second-ha...

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  18. Cash machine fraud cost nearly £30m last year alone. It’s a staggering amount, particularly when Tony Blake from the dedicated cheque and plastic crime unit based in London, explained to me just how easy it is for us to beat the conmen.

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  19. I don't have a very strong stomach. Even the mere thought of curdled milk can leave me feeling queasy. So during the interview with Alastair Low of Cardiff Scientific Services, I could immediately feel my tummy starting to churn. Insects.

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