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21/06/2010

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53 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 21 June 2010

As an investigation is launched to see if public bodies are doing enough to stop disabled people being harassed and abused. Julian Worricker speaks to a woman whose experience led her to campaign against disability hate crime and be awarded an MBE for her achievements. We'll ask why some people are reluctant to treat this type of crime seriously.

Plus, are we about to see the end of unlimited downloads on mobile phones? O2 has put a cap on what customers can do with their smartphones and industry experts think other firms could follow.

And, are dentists risking patients' oral health by offering them treatments that are not approved by the NHS? We've got evidence that metal, other than gold, is being offered for tooth caps despite it not being allowed on the Health Service.

Chapters

8 items
  • Disability Harassment

    Have you been harassed for being disabled? Or perhaps your friends or family have suffered discrimination. And what has happened when you've reported it to the police or local authorities?

  • Ionised Water with your Dinner?

    One London restaurant is selling ionised water to diners for £1 a litre. We get a random group of testers to see whether they can spot it, and speak to a chemist about the science behind it.

  • Bronze Crowns

    People who ask for a gold crown at the dentist may not be getting the real thing. Melanie Abbott reports.

  • Mobile Data Charges

    As O2 puts a limit on what customers can download on their handsets will other companies follow suite?

  • Empty Shops

    Does 'wrapping up' empty shops make them more attractive to new business?

  • Which? Child Car Seat Review

    New research shows we should not rely on backless child car seats for safety. We look at the advice and weigh up the options.

  • 99p Alcohol

    Would you buy a bottle of wine priced at 99p? 99p Stores are planning to sell just that, despite concern from responsible drinking campaigners.

  • Budget Set-up

    omorrow the Chancellor will announce where the axe will fall when he reveals the new Budget. Julian speaks to Keith Burge, Managing Director of ERS limited, an economic consultancy.

  • Shop before it's dressed...

    Shop before it's dressed...

  • Shop after its had the Shopjacket treatment

    Shop after its had the Shopjacket treatment

  • Shop 'before' - North Shields

    Shop 'before' - North Shields

  • Shop in North Shields after the Shopjacket treatment

    Shop in North Shields after the Shopjacket treatment

Broadcasts

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