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55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 10 February 2012

What does the future hold for our public parks with council budgets being squeezed?

Why getting married in church could become the lone preserve of the middle classes after the Church of England vote to almost double the cost of getting married in church.

And the Olympic job promise for the long term unemployed.

Produced by Lesley Duncanson
Presented by Peter White.


7 items
  • Freeze on day of purchase?

    Sainsbuys scrap freeze on day of purchase advice from food labels.

  • Church Wedding Fees

    Fees for Church of England weddings are to increase by 40% and the cost of a funeral service by more than 50%.

  • Blind Cricket

    Cricket played by visually impaired people is thriving; and clubs around the country are trying to recruit more players.

  • Train alliance

    An 'experimental' way of working between a train operating company and Network Rail has just begun.

  • Public parks

    As the purse strings of local authorities get ever tighter, how will our parks survive?

  • Skylander

    One of the latest computer games taking the toy market by storm is a joy for kids but potentially a costly one for parents.

  • Olympic Jobs

    Organisers set a target of 12% of their workers coming from the long term unemployed. How well are they doing so far?


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