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The insurance fraudster caught in the act

26 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 July 2012

What do Manchester, New York, and Lyon all have in common? They've all signed up to become World Health Organisation Age Friendly Cities. We find out what that means in practice.

Shari Vahl reveals the phone call that led to the first conviction by a new police unit set up to tackle insurance fraud.

Campaigners say new research shows manufacturers are failing to do enough to reduce the amount of salt in our food. But manufacturers claim the same research shows they're doing all they can. We hear from those behind the study

And do first class stamps really mean your letters will arrive before those posted with second class stamps? One council says not and is switching all its post to second class.

Producer: Joe Kent.


4 items
  • Insurance Fraud

    We reveal the phone call that led to the first conviction by a new specialist police unit set-up to tackle insurance fraud.

  • Stamps

    Do first class stamps really mean post will arrive before letters posted second class?

  • Salt

    The latest technology being used to reduce the salt content in food. Paul Berryman, Chief Executive of Leatherhead Food Research shares the findings of their latest study.

  • Age-friendly cities

    Manchester has signed up to become a so called ‘Age Friendly City - the first city in the UK to get the stamp of approval from the World Health Organisation last year.

  • Post Experiment

    You and Yours would like your help comparing the delivery times of first and second class post. 


    We’d like you to send two letters or postcards, one with a first class stamp and one with a second class stamp, to:


    You and Yours, Dock House, Salford, M50 2BH.


    Please include your name and the date of posting. Two postcards or envelopes will do.


    Taking part should cost £1.10 (60p for a first class stamp, 50p for a second class stamp).You’ll be helping us with a UK-wide experiment, and we’ll feature the results in a programme soon.  



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