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First broadcast:
Wednesday 31 August 2011

How important are police stations? Does the presence of the actual building help prevent crime?

Plus we want to hear whether the new sickness benefit tests are working.

Shopping vouchers are now so popular that it's estimated we save around fifty one billion pounds a year. But do all of them live up to their billing?

And we'll hear from the new 'older-preneurs' - the over 55's setting up business ventures now they are retired.

Producer: Maire Devine.


6 items
  • Banking advice

    If you have a mortgage issued by the Bradford and Bingley or the old Northern Rock, you may soon be getting financial advice even if you're right up to date with your payments.

  • Sickness benefit tests

    Professor Malcolm Harrington is going to carry out spot visits to check whether his reforms to the Work Capability Test are taking place.

  • Silver Start Ups

    Many over 55’s are now taking the time to explore hobbies and passions to set up business ventures, something they probably didn’t have time to do earlier in their professional lives.

  • Fix My Transport

    A new website offers assistance to people who want to complain about public transport.

  • Police Station Closures

    With an increasing number of proposed counter closures, what is the impact on the public? Do police stations work as a crime deterrent?

  • Discount Vouchers

    A great way to save money or buyer beware?

  • Doomsday


    Aberdeen fish market

  • Doomsday


    Aberdeen Torry



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