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Trojan mobile apps, studying abroad, cruises from Liverpool, exporting to China

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55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 25 May 2012

Did you know your mobile phone can be hi-jacked by criminals to send text messages to premium lines and run up huge bills without you ever knowing? We reveal how, and how to avoid it happening to you.
If you're going to get your summer holiday cash then the area you live in might affect how many Euros you get for your pounds. Which? found the same companies offering different rates on different high streets which they say is unfair.
As the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardener has to fly more than most, as a wheelchair user he has to plan it more than most too. He tells us about his 'worst experience ever on an airline' - a recent flight with Kenya Airways

We hear about the foreign universities who are running courses in English to attract international students. Peter White speaks to the rector of the Politecnico di Milano and former Higher Education Minister and deputy-vice-Chancellor of Plymouth University Bill Rammell.

We also hear from Tyrells one of the many British companies trying to boost their exports to China, and from a government minister on what they are doing to help boost oyr exports.

Plus why the first cruise ship will be departing from Liverpool's docks next week for the first time in several decades.

And Britain's holiday accommodation is better rated now that at any other time in the past decade, so says Tripadvisor. The online review site has been crunching the data created by all the reviews posted on its website since it began. They tells us what they found and Rough Guide's Claire Currie explains whether the professional reviewers would agree.

Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Joe Kent.

Chapters

6 items
  • Trojan mobile apps

    Did you know your mobile phone can be hi-jacked by criminals to send text messages to premium lines they run? We'll be explaining how the scheme works and what can be done to stop it.

  • China

    The British businesses trying to export to China and what the government is doing to help them.

  • British hotels

    Britain’s holiday accommodation is better rated now than at any other time in the past decade, so says Tripadvisor.

  • Studying abroad

    The foreign universities who are offering courses in English to attract international students. We hear from the rector of the Politecnico di Milano and deputy-vice-Chancellor of Plymouth University.

  • Liverpool Cruises

    Different reactions to an announcement this week which should mean cruise ships will soon be departing from Liverpool for the first time in decades.

  • Frank Gardner

    The BBC’s Security correspondent Frank Gardiner is a wheelchair user needs to plan his air travel more than most. But he had to argue his way on board a recent flight...

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