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O2 network problems, should libraries ever get rid of books, and When I'm 65: The University of the Third Age

Duration:
41 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 12 July 2012

The latest on O2's network problems and the people affected.

There is a shortage of products used to treat people with bladder cancer. Sanofi-Pasteur manufactures ImmuCyst, the most widely-used treatment in the UK, and has halted production until late 2013. Advice and information is available on the website of the British Association of Urological Surgeons - www.baus.org.uk

The row that's emerged over Manchester Central Library's decision to dispose of more than a third of its books. Academics and writers have signed an open letter calling for the library to halt the process.

A You and Yours interview more than 30 years ago discussed lifelong learning for older people. It prompted more than 400 letters and later that year, the University of the Third Age was established. We'll discuss the role the U3A plays today, as part of the BBC's When I'm 65 season.

After record-breaking rainfall we visit flood-hit Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire and ask the Association of British Insurers if it's getting harder for people to find affordable cover.

Chapters

5 items
  • O2 Network Problems

    Tens of thousands of O2 users have been unable to call, text or go online for 24 hours.

  • Bladder Cancer Drug Shortage

    There is a shortage of products used to treat people with bladder cancer. Sanofi-Pasteur manufacturer ImmuCyst, the most widely-used treatment in the UK, and has halted production until late 2013.

  • Insurance Cover for Flooding

    After record-breaking rainfall we visit flood-hit Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire and ask the Association of British Insurers if it's getting harder for people to find affordable cover.

  • Origin of the University of the Third Age

    A You and Yours interview in 1981 considered if retired people needed an outlet for learning. Four hundred listeners wrote in to agree. Months later, the University of the Third Age was formed.

  • Manchester Central Library Book Sifting

    As part of a refurbishment, Manchester's Central Library has sparked controversey by disposing of 200,000 of its reference books. We look behind the scenes at the process.

  • Bladder Cancer Treatment

    There is a global shortage of products used to treat people with bladder cancer. Advice and information is available on the website of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. Visit www.baus.org.uk

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