George Clarke on Empty Homes

Why short term restrictions on developing new medical technologies are costing us all more in the long run.

TV architect George Clarke on the scandal of empty homes in Britain.
Nearly a million homes in Britain are empty many of them for a period of six months and more.

As the climate warms up, its predicted flooding, drought, extreme heat and cold will become more pronounced. How will communities and businesses respond to extreme weather events?

There's a seasonal postal theme. The parcel service Yodel has a computerised tracking service, yet people are complaining that their deliveries are late or in some cases non-existent. The Royal Mail tells us what it's doing to improve its own parcel delivery service to try and reduce queues at the collection offices. And historian Dominic Sandbrook on the history of the Post Office. He's doing a Radio 4 series on the subject at the moment.

Plus if you are of a pensionable age you may be eligible for a free safety check on your gas boiler and other appliances.

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