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

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 31 May 2012

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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    David Upson and Kate Roleston from Cares Sandwell

  • Jean Walker MBE, holding a photo of herself and the Queen

    Jean Walker MBE, holding a photo of herself and the Queen

  • The Dunes. Part of the Coming of Age Exhibition at the GV Art Gallery in London

    The Dunes. Part of the Coming of Age Exhibition at the GV Art Gallery in London

    Melanie Manchot, The Dunes, photographic print, 1999, courtesy of the artist and GV Art

  • Mary Portas Pilot Towns

    Mary Portas Pilot Towns

    At Newbiggin by the Sea in Northumberland houses line the promenade looking out onto the beach which was replenished in 2007 at a cost of £10 million

  • The old sweet shop needs a new tenant

    The old sweet shop needs a new tenant

  • Newbiggin by the Sea

    Newbiggin by the Sea

    The UK's first permanent offshore sculpture 'Couple' stands ona breakwater in the bay

  • Fishing Boats in Newbiggin

    Fishing Boats in Newbiggin

    Newbiggin by the Sea still has some fishing boats but far fewer than in its heyday

  • Eileen and Gertrude, part of the Coming of Age Exhibition

    Eileen and Gertrude, part of the Coming of Age Exhibition

    Susie Rea, Eileen and Gertrude, C-Type Print, 2009 courtesy of the artist

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