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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 June 2008

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


One of the major UK energy companies admitted to MPs yesterday that the number of people struggling to pay their energy bills has doubled in the past year. The heads of all six companies were cross-examined by a powerful select committee investigating the reasons behind huge rises in fuel prices. They also admitted gas prices are likely to rise. Shari Vahl reports.

Fiona Clampin reports on the controversy surrounding a proposed extension to the Severn Barrage. With Adrian Ramsey from the Green Party and Bernie Bulkin from the Sustainable Development Commission.

An increasing number of tenants are facing eviction because their landlords have failed to keep up their mortgage repayments. With Derek McConnell, a solicitor specialising in mortgage repossessions, Sue Anderson of the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Anthony Lock of the National Landlords Association.

Earlier this month Londonderry's last remaining shirt factory ceased production and a long tradition which once produced famous brands is no more. Eddie O'Gorman reports.

Lars Bevanger reports on how Norway is coping with the credit crunch.

Free bus passes for the disabled do not extend across the UK. With Minister of State for Transport Rosie Winterton.



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