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First broadcast:
Monday 06 September 2010

On You and Yours today we hear from the heavily pregnant mum-to-be who had her phone cut off without warning. She describes her anxiety, and Virgin Media explains why it takes this action from time to time.

We also get the latest statistics on the drug and medicine shortage in this country

Plus we learn about a French delicacy called the ortolan: exclusive but controversial.


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  • Virgin Phone Cut Off

    A heavily pregnant woman tells us how her Virgin phone was cut off without warning. Virgin says it was because she was making more calls than usual. We find out if this is normal practice.

  • Drug Shortage

    93% of pharmacists have turned away patients because they can’t get hold of their medicines. What efforts are being made by the industry and government to tackle the problem?

  • The new mapping revolution

    The arrival of the internet and new technologies has changed the way maps are compiled and used. What does this mean for the future of cartography?

  • HMV Starts to Sell Clothes

    The music shop, HMV, which has been around for 90 years, is starting to sell men's clothes. Why, and will it take off?

  • Tax Rebates

    Letters from the HMRC will be arriving on our doorsteps soon. If you receive one, it'll tell you whether you've paid too much tax or too little. Financial expect Paul Lewis from Radio 4's Money Box.

  • Generation Y

    New research by Institute of Practitioners in Advertising on how to harness the potential of super techno savvy Generation Y workers.

  • Call You and Yours

    Tony Blair believes the Freedom of Information Act is "not practical for good government". It was intended to make government more transparent, participatory, effective and responsive. Has it worked?


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