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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 October 2011

Consumer news with Winifred Robinson.

September is a big month for the car industry in the UK. The new 61 plate went on sale on Sept 1st; will sales continue the slight upward drift that they have experienced for most of this year?

Cheddar cheese is getting sweeter. At least it is if you buy one of the popular brands from the supermarkets where brands like Cathedral City and Pilgrim are using a 'sweeter' bacteria to produce Britain's most popular cheese.

What does austerity mean for the German consumer? The German tax payer is being asked to pay out billions to save the weaker economies in the south of the EU like Greece ; How do Germans feel about this and how has it affected their consumer habits.

The Office of Fair Trading has withdrawn the licence of more than 60 debt management companies. they say that some are offering bad advice and others are levying unfair charges for their service on people already under a great deal of financial pressure.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the BBC Radio programme 'In Touch'. We look back at some of the presenters and stories in the stand that highlights issues of concern to blind people.


7 items
  • Car sales figures

    Car sales down for new registrations in September as industry heads for five per cent fall in 2011.

  • OFT debt advice

    The Office of Fair Trading cancels the licences of dozens of debt counselling companies.

  • 50 years of In Touch

    The programme celebrates its 50th anniversary.

  • Sweeter Cheddar

    Supermarket cheddar cheese is getting sweeter.

  • German austerity

    How German consumers are reacting to the financial ructions in the EU.

  • The Green Deal

    Energy Minister spells out more detail on the green deal.

  • Samsung and Apple

    Samsung squares up to Apple in bid to ban sales of the latest i-Phone.



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