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21/02/2011

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 21 February 2011

We'll be looking at the introduction of new regulations for timeshare and holiday club holidays, and we'll be asking if they'll stamp out the problems rogue traders have caused in the industry in the past.

We'll be investigating whether a fashionable new hair treatment is safe. Brazilian hair smoothing treatments promise to transform frizzy hair into smooth glossy locks for up to 12 weeks. But some of the products have been banned elsewhere in the world.

And why more of us are visiting the shops to research our purchases before spending our money online instead.

Chapters

8 items
  • EU timeshare regulations

    The timeshare industry seems to have attracted more than its fair share of rogue traders in the past.

  • Charity Muggers

    Manchester City Council has restricted street fundraising in the city to three days a week, but how much money to these "charity muggers" - or "chuggers" - actually raise?

  • Shops as showrooms

    A fifth of online purchases are accompanied by in-store research according to a new survey, which suggests we are using shops as product showrooms.

  • Parking charges

    The cost of parking varies from area to area in the UK, a survey by Which? reveals, as they encourage us to appeal parking tickets we are given.

  • Brazilian Hair Treatments

    They promise to transform frizzy hair into smooth glossy locks for up to 12 weeks but are they safe?

  • Car panel

    It’s been a difficult couple of years for the car industry, but that’s not stopped them from developing new technologies.

  • Tomorrow's Call You and Yours

    A look ahead at tomorrow's Call You and Yours on the subject of debt.

  • Peter in Africa

    Peter is trekking between rural villages in the Kaisut Desert in Northern Kenya for Comic Relief.

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