Thomas Cook, tackling takeaways, plus home care for the elderly

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Thomas Cook publishes its latest figures - how well is the rescue package shaping up?
A former Government drugs advisor has suggested that there should be alcohol sensors in every car - so would it work?
Haringey Council wants to curb the number of takeaways to tackle poor health and obesity. Dominoes Pizza says that's the answer - we hear the debate.
The over 80s are the world's fastest growing population group, but very little is known about their health and experience of life. The Coming of Age exhibition brings together artists and scientists from Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing and Health to share the science and art of ageing.
Plus with 6 million older people receiving care at home we find out about the challenges for the carers now that budgets are being cut.
We hear about those getting an unexpected bonus from the solar panels - when the sun shines their electricity meters run backwards.
And Newbiggin by the Sea - once a popular Northumberland coastal resort but now in decline with many of its shops empty. It's just been named by the government as one of a dozen Mary Portas pilot towns. So how will that help revive it?

Presenter: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

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55 minutes

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Thu 31 May 2012 12:04
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