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The UK boss of Viagogo, travel companies paying for positive reviews, tackling diabetes

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 27 April 2012

We reveal the travel companies paying for positive reviews online.
As a court case could force the secondary ticketing website Viagogo to reveal where it gets some of its tickets Peter White speaks to its UK director Ed Parkinson.
Our series on diabetes continues examining how much responsibility the public, the government and businesses will have to take in the future.
We examine a new scheme that attempts to provide a more accurate measure of how many Miles Per Gallon (MPG) new cars can achieve.
Plus we get a early look at the new Dreamliner - the Boeing made plane which is coming to the UK later this year.
And Peter takes a 'sniffy city walk" - part of a project run by Manchester University to get us all to consider how smell effects our experience of place.
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Producer: Joe Kent.


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  • ViaGoGo

    Britain's biggest secondary ticketing website has moved its operation outside of the EU as a court case which could radically reduce their supply of tickets nears its conclusion.

  • Paying for positive reviews online

    We reveal the companies paying for postive review online and hear what websites like TripAdvisor are doing to stop them.

  • Sniffy Cities

    A new project from Manchester University to get us all to pay greater attention to the impact of smell has on our experience of place. Peter White attends a 'smell walk'.

  • Holland's cannabis cafes

    The court ruling which could mean foreign tourists can no longer frequent Holland's cafes

  • Boeing's Dreamliner

    We get a preview of Boeing's new plane the Dreamliner which BA, Virgin and Thompson Airlines will start flying next year

  • Real Mpg

    What Car? launch a new cheme campaign to reveal the real miles per gallon achieved by different cars.

  • Diabetes concerns

    Part three of our series on diabetes: MP Adrian Sanders and Baroness Young of Diabetes UK discuss care within the NHS and whether the food and drinks industry is doing enough to tackle the problem.


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