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First broadcast:
Wednesday 14 December 2011

We spent £4.3 billion last year on our pets - that's more than we paid for cakes and bread. Winifred investigates what we spend on our animals - particularly our dogs.

We hear from Geography graduate Cait Reilly who was told to stack shelves at Poundland for 2 weeks in order to claim Jobseekers Allowance. She's launching a legal challenge against the DWP whose new Jobseeker rules
came in earlier this year.

Plus Facebook is working with a 'not for profit' company to set up a 'University' to help unemployed young people develop and create apps.

We have information on a new birth and death 'One Stop Shop' which, it's claimed, will save the government millions of pounds. One phone call should trigger a process in which up to 28 different government departments are contacted on your behalf.

And we speak to the man who owns Britain's oldest fridge.... when was it built?


8 items
  • Thomas Cook

    The high street travel agency announces a record loss of 400 million pounds and plans to close 200 of its high street branches.

  • Alzheimers Short Changed

    People with dementia are being cheated out of nearly £100 million the Alzheimer’s Society reveals today. It says villains are targeting people with dementia.

  • How much is that doggy?

    The pet market pulled in £4.3 billion last year. This means we’re spending more on pets than we do on cakes and bread. So where does the money go and why are we spending so much?

  • Fridge for Sale

    Jim Williamson is looking for a new home for his fridge which is over 77 years old. Built between 1934 and 1941 it's the oldest working fridge in the UK.

  • Metal Thefts

    A hospital in Wales has confirmed that it was forced to suspend operations because metal thieves stole valuable copper from its generator.

  • Cait Reilly DWP Legal Challenge

    Geography graduate Cait Reilly has issued a legal challenge to the Department of Work & Pensions after being forced to work in Poundland for no money or face losing her benefits.

  • More for less?

    People who work in the public sector are being asked to do more for less and provide the same or better services for less. Can it be done?

  • Facebook training

    Why Facebook is teaming up with the charity 'Apps for Good' to teach young people to make web applications?

  • The oldest working fridge in the UK

    The oldest working fridge in the UK

    Jim Williamson is looking for a new home for his fridge which is over 77 years old.

  • The oldest working fridge in the UK

    The oldest working fridge in the UK

    Jim Williamson with his 77 year old fridge.

  • William


    Winifred Robinson's dog William.



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