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18/03/2009

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 March 2009

Presented by Julian Worricker.

Financial Services Authority chairman Lord Turner has put forward 'profound' proposals on lending and seeks to cut banks' ability to take excessive risks.

'Predictors of beaconicity' and 'taxonomy' are among the words and phrases which staff should avoid according to the Local Government Association.

A lawyer who acts as the public face of the Tvind training network has been jailed for tax fraud and embezzlement.

The rise of the serviced apartment has proved a big hit with stag and hen parties in Liverpool but created some bad nights in for the residents living next door.

The European consumers association, BEUC, says a cap on charges for using mobiles abroad should have been set lower.

The sight of playing fields being paved over by developers prompted tighter controls on the loss of sports facilities. But smaller pitches have continued to slip through the net - so can new safeguards protect them? We speak to the Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe and Lib Dem MP Don Foster.

Despite news that the largest mill in the Hebrides is to be mothballed for at least a year, people working in the Harris tweed industry insist it does have a future. We hear from the Stornaway catwalk show designed to pitch tweed as a fashionable cloth, and why Japan is the target market.

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