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First broadcast:
Thursday 14 April 2011

Local council tenants are being offered money to carry out DIY repairs to their homes but will this prove more costly in the long run?

Public sector pensions have taken a battering in recent times. Two teachers - one at the start of her career, the other recently retired - discuss what it means for them.

The Law Commission has launched a consultation on how the law should be changed to help people who've been swindled by dubious sales tactics to get their money back.

Also, Mountain Rescue teams in the Lake District on why they receive twice as many calls as they did five years ago from lost ramblers. We find out why.

And have ever tried to get your flight upgraded? Columnist Stephen Armstrong recalls his efforts.


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  • Airlines Liquid Ban

    The UK says the ban on carrying liquids in hand luggage will not be relaxed.

  • Victims Charities

    A number of small charities supporting the victims of crime have had their government funding withdrawn.

  • Council Tenants and DIY

    Council tenants are being offered money to carry out DIY to their homes. Will it save money?

  • Deurr's Jam Lids

    The new Orbit lid has been made to reduce the effort for anyone who relies on tea towels, hot water or a strong arm to open a jar.

  • Public Service Pensions

    We bring together two teachers – one retired and one starting out to ask what they think about pensions now and in the future.

  • Mountain Rescue

    Mountain rescue teams in the Lake District say they receive twice as many calls as they did five years ago and ramblers relying on their mobile phones for directions is a big part of the problem.

  • Consumer Focus

    Research by Consumer Focus - the statutory consumer champion for England Wales and Scotland - suggests that two out of three people feel they’ve been conned or pressured by misleading selling.

  • Morris Dancing

    You want to hold a street party to celebrate the Royal wedding? Well order the Morris Dancers now as they are the only music act you can book without a licence.



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