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First broadcast:
Thursday 07 October 2010

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson. Ten councils have been told to improve asbestos management in their schools or face the legal consequences. This is a result of survey carried out by the Health and Safety Executive in 152 local authorities.

One area which is proving robust in the recession is the sale of baby products. We examine how the market has changed and the increasing competition among retailers to secure a place in this market.

Research indicates that almost half of the UK's leading brands are sending out unwanted emails to people and failing to follow best practice guidelines.


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  • NHS fraud

    Two dentists who ran a string of dental practices across the West Midlands, Merseyside and Scotland have been jailed for 14 years for defrauding patients and the NHS.

  • Asbestos in schools

    Ten councils in England have been told to tighten up the way they manage asbestos in school buildings or face legal action.

  • Net Neutrality

    Is the net under threat from overload and what are the implications of charging a premium rate for premium access?

  • Alzheimer's drugs

    The Alzheimer's Society gives its reaction to a decision by the regulators at NICE to change their minds about prescribing the drugs for easing the symptoms of the disease.

  • Baby products market

    The fierce supermarket price wars may be about to move into baby goods. We examine this market which is proving robust in the recession.

  • Tour Guide

    We hear from the new president of the Institute of Tourist Guiding. The Blue Badge is the highest qualification a tour guide can have.

  • Spam e-mail

    A survey has found that almost half of leading brands in the UK are sending out emails without getting the permission from consumers.



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