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Fuel efficient cars and national anthems

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 11 May 2012

The councils that want to increase the prices they charge for allotments by up to 500%... and the allotmenteers who are going to court to try to stop them.

The self styled bad boys of brewing - Brew Dog - accuse the drinks giant Diageo of snatching away a trade award they'd already won.

The car industry, in the form of Paul Paul Everitt of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and Sherif Marakby 'Power Train' Director at Ford Europe, share their views on the future of fuel-efficient cars.
A world first for Wales as it could become the first country to force local authorities to provide and maintain safe cycle lanes walkways.

Plus why the price of a ferry is about to go up and why longer routes could disappear completely.

And should England have its own national anthem? Singer Billy Bragg thinks it should; former Scotland international rugby player John Beattie argues its time all nations ditched their anthems, at sporting events at least.

Producer: Joe Kent.

Chapters

7 items
  • The future of the Post Office

    A new report by Consumer Focus into PO Local, a trial which could become the norm for many Post Offices, finds it to be substandard and haphazard.

  • Allotments

    The councils that want to increase the prices they charge for allotments by up to 500%... and the allotmenteers who are going to court to try to stop them.

  • Should England have its own national anthem?

    Singer Billy Bragg thinks it should; former Scotland international rugby player John Beattie argues its time all nations ditched their anthems, at sporting events at least.

  • Active Travel Wales

    A world first for Wales as it could become the first country to force local authorities to provide and maintain safe cycle lanes walkways. Peter speak to Minister for Local Government and Communities

  • Ferry prices

    New emissions targets will more taking a ferry will more expensive in the future and longer routes could be cut, say the industry.

  • Fuel efficient cars

    Paul Everitt of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and Sherif Marakby 'Power Train' Director at Ford Europe, share their views on the future of fuel-efficient cars.

  • Brew Dog v Diageo

    The self styled bad boys of brewing - Brew Dog - accuse the drinks giant Diageo of snatching away a trade award they'd already won.

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