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First broadcast:
Thursday 18 November 2010

Millions of pounds are being lost each year in housing benefit fraud - we speak to a housing benefit officer who explains why tackling the problem is just not that easy.

How a consignment of counterfeit mobile phones seized at Heathrow airport was allowed to continue their journey from Hong Kong to Colombia.

Why customers of Crown Currency Exchange, which was placed into administration last month, won't be receiving full compensation.

And the Scottish distillery that's creating it's own electricity from making whisky.


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  • Crown Currency

    Why customers of Crown Currency Exchange, which was placed into administration last month, won’t be receiving full compensation

  • Fake phones

    We ask why a consignment of counterfeit Nokia phones were allowed to continue on their way from Hong Kong to Colombia even after they were seized at Heathrow and identified as fake.

  • Christmas Preparations

    When is the best time to plan your shopping and just why are women so much better than men at doing it? TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp reveals her festive strategy.

  • Housing Benefit Fraud

    A housing benefit officer talks to You and Yours about just how hard it is to track down fraud.

  • Self Funding

    In the latest part of our Care in the UK series we try to navigate the maze of self funding.

  • Whisky Electricity

    A Scottish distillery says it will shortly become the first in the world to go completely green by creating its own electricity from the whisky-making process.

  • Gadgets

    The top gadgets to avoid this Christmas.


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