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Friday 22 June 2012

Radio 4's consumer affairs programme with Peter White. We ask is Ebay doing enough to protect buyers from fraud? Villagers on the Isle of Wight say they are being cheated out of hundreds of years worth of free bills from Southern Water and what do the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo, the Occupy anti-capitalist movement and fans of an American soccer team have in common? They've all got their own tartan. Has it become too easy to create and register a new tartan design?


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  • Isle of Wight Festival

    People heading to the Isle of Wight festival have been hit with huge delays as rain and winds battered the island leaving many stranded overnight.

  • Ebay

    Ebay is accused of failing to protect buyers from fraud, even when it has information that sellers are fake.

  • Farepak

    When the Christmas hamper company Farepak went into liquidation in 2006, people who'd been saving with the company lost around forty million pounds. The company directors were in the High Court.

  • Mobility

    The European Commission has, for the first time, issued guidelines to clarify the rules on air travel for people with reduced mobility.

  • Tartan

    If you fancy having your own tartan, you can register it online for just £70 and you don't need any Scots connection. Is Scottish heritage being sullied by frivolous "vanity" designs?

  • Southern Water

    Villagers on the Isle of Wight say they are being cheated out of hundreds of years worth of fre bills from Southern Water.



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