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05/01/2011

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53 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 January 2011

On Saturday the government will start re-running last year's "Catch it, Kill it, Bin it" advertising campaign to raise awareness of how to guard against flu. It reverses a previous decision to scrap it. But with the number of deaths from flu continuing to rise, will better awareness counter the problem?

Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary has announced he's looking at a major reform of the electricity market and wants extra investment in the country's energy infrastructure. So what change, if any, can consumers expect to see in their bills in 2011?

And what is crowd-sourcing? We'll look at how companies and government organisations are tapping into the wisdom of crowds to develop products and policies.

Chapters

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    The new Xbox gadget that users claim is breaking their games consoles. Microsoft says it is a coincidence

  • Chip and PIN

    Engineers at Cambridge University have managed to breach Chip and Pin security with a device they say many criminals could make and use.Now the banks are telling them to take the research off the web.

  • HMV

    The retailer HMV will close 60 stores and cut jobs after reporting dismal Christmas sales.

  • Online Health Information

    Research suggests a quarter of people don’t check the source of their online health advice.

  • Business series

    This week we’re looking at how businesses are doing in the downturn. Today it’s the turn of electrical stores.

  • Face the Facts preview

    In a new series of Face the Facts starting on Thursday, John Waite investigates how some care workers are exploited by dishonest recruitment agencies.

  • Flu panel

    Some people are predicting that the return to school will spread swine flu. So how worried should we be about the virus this winter and when it comes to protecting us has the government got it right?

Broadcasts

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