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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 30 October 2008

Presented by Winifred Robinson.

Investigating the practice of charging orders being made by banks, which has risen sevenfold since 2000

A community in South Wales is using small scale hydro-electric schemes to power their homes. It is one of 10 finalists in the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts' Big Green Challenge, a 1 million-pound prize competition challenging community groups to cut carbon dioxide emissions and combat climate change.

A report on the companies that are paying over 1 million pounds a year on parking tickets.

EU Consumer Commission Meglena Kuneva discusses her plans to make cheap furniture from Romania available to buy online.

Charlotte Smith gives her views on the shopping mall experience, as the Westfield Centre - one of the largest shopping centres near a city centre in Europe - opens in west London.

Will the new Google phone, G1, be a serious rival to Apple's market-leading iPhone, and will it spark a mobile phone war in the run-up to Christmas?


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