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27/03/2009

Presented by Winifred Robinson.

At the start of the new aviation year, we hear about air routes to be cut, a threat to take Ryanair to the Office of Fair Trading, and assess Heathrow Terminal 5 a year on from its opening. With travel writer Simon Calder.

How crucial are literary festivals to the sale of books? We take a trip to a small, little-known literary festival in Oxfordshire. With Peter Florence, founder of the Hay Festival, and Amelia Fairney, publicity director at Penguin General.

The EU is to ban household goods containing the chemical dimethylfumarate. It follows one of the largest compensation claims from consumers suffering extreme allergic reactions from the chemical in leather sofas. Around two thousand consumers are seeking compensation at the High Court.

Tim and Zoe Bawtree hoped they had found a way to beat the housing slump and sell their luxury house in Cheltenham.

57 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Mar 2009 12:04
BBC Radio 4 LW only
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