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Broadband speed, exercise in parks, and crumbling heritage

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 20 January 2012

An investigation by this programme has discovered that more than a third of local authorities in the UK charge for fitness classes in their public parks. Peter White finds out what impact will this have on sports participation.

We ask what more needs doing to improve rural broadband speeds.

New jobs and one day delivery in the north east - what the DX Group can offer online shoppers.

Preserving crumbling heritage from the Coliseum in Rome to a maltings in Lincolnshire.

Children come free or do they? How the travel firm Tui has been misleading customers.

And why South Tyneside has fallen out of love with Catherine Cookson.

Producer: Rebecca Moore.

Chapters

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  • Fitness classes in parks

    You and Yours has discovered that more than a third of local authorities in the UK charge trainers to run fitness classes in their public parks.

  • TUI & child free places

    The travel company TUI UK Ltd has been found guilty of misleading customers by the advertising standards authority.

  • Coliseum in Rome

    Why a scheme to restore Rome’s crumbling Coliseum has been scrapped.

  • DX Deliveries

    The mail and courier company has just opened its first parcel sorting and distribution centre in Warrington, creating more than 100 jobs.

  • Broadband in rural areas

    We hear from listeners about the broadband service they receive in rural areas.

  • Industrial Heritage

    English Heritage has decided to make 2012 the year of the industrial heritage site.

  • South Tyneside Rebranding

    South Tyneside will no longer proudly proclaim itself to be Catherine Cookson Country - instead a picture of a beach will grace tourist sites.

  • Bass Maltings at Sleaford

    Bass Maltings at Sleaford

    One of English Heritage's sites of Industrial heritage.

  • Bass Maltings at Sleaford

    Bass Maltings at Sleaford

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