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First broadcast:
Thursday 07 April 2011

Winifred Robinson investigates how copper might be used in the fight against superbugs like MRSA. We hear how Blackpool is readying itself for the summer season. Will millions of pounds of investment pay off? Our reporter Carolyn Atkinson shadows the crisis team at the Maudsley Hospital. And we report on the rise of artisan chocolate-makers in the UK.


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  • Copper and superbugs

    The World health organisation are launching a worldwide campaign against so-called superbugs like MRSA. We hear how useful copper might be in that fight.

  • Artisan chocolate

    This weekend is the London Chocolate Festival. Artisan chocolate makers are springing up all over the capital and other parts of the UK. Have we become more discerning in taste and ethics?

  • Emergency texting

    How an emergency text service is helping the deaf community.

  • Mental Health Crisis Team

    Carolyn Atkinson shadows the mental health crisis team on a typical shift at Maudsley Hosiptal.

  • Blackpool's Revamp

    £20m has been spent on renovating the Blackpool tower. The Tower Top is closed while it is being transformed into The Blackpool Tower Eye with 4D Cinema Experience. But is it worth it?

  • Brand extension

    ow do you go about getting a license to make Guiness flavoured nuts? And will they sell? We speak to the UK's largest manufacturer of novelty confectionary.



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