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20/12/2010

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 20 December 2010

What protection is there for consumers who rely on heating oil to heat their homes? The industry isn't regulated at the moment - we'll be asking if it should be. And we'll ask the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers why prices have shot up so quickly at a time of cold weather and high demand.

And knitted patterned jumpers are back in vogue. Many are based on the traditional patterns which originate on Fair Isle. Producers of the original jumpers want to licence the name so they benefit if other fashion stores sell similar products described as 'Fair Isle'. But can you copyright fashion designs?

And we'll take a look at what's been happening in the housing market in the last few months. With house prices falling, rents rising, and mortgage finance still thin on the ground. What do our experts predict for the housing market in 2011?

Chapters

8 items
  • Travel Chaos Part One

    The latest on what’s happening in the air, on the roads and on the railways as the weather continues to cause major disruption across the UK.

  • Heating Oil

    Why the price of heating oil has soared in recent months.

  • Fair Isle Jumpers

    Producers of the original jumpers want to licence the name so they benefit if other fashion stores sell similar products described as 'Fair Isle'. But can you copyright fashion designs?

  • Shopping Etiquette

    How to shop without losing your rag.

  • Travel Chaos Part Two

    The latest on what’s happening in the air, on the roads and on the railways as the weather continues to cause major disruption across the UK.

  • Housing

    Will the housing market look rosier in 2011?

  • Silly Surveys

    Have you ever wondered what causes the most arguments on Christmas Day? We round up the best and worst of the season's surveys.

  • Call Set Up

    Is Europe really coping with the winter freeze any better than the UK?

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