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First broadcast:
Wednesday 27 July 2011

Consumer news with Shari Vahl.
A market trader in Oldham has won his case against trading standards who accused him of selling fake goods. The watches and sunglasses in question sported logos similar to those of major designers - but the judge in the case said he had, "severe doubts whether this prosecution should ever have been brought." So how close can you get to a trademark before you're in breach of the law?

The difference between the cheapest litre of unleaded and the most expensive now stands at a whopping 24 pence. We check out the means consumers are using to track down a cheaper tankful.

And why plans for picnic spots beside motorways have been scrapped.


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