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Spam texts

41 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 03 August 2012

Millions of us receive scam text messages every year but what is being done about it? The Information Commissioners Office has only prosecuted two people since 2003 We find out why.

A warning over the future of ticket offices in train stations across the UK.

We meet some of the people who travelled to the UK only to find their Olympics 2012 tickets weren't real.

Peter visits his favourite butcher as part of Radio 4's Food and Farming Awards.

Plus, the future of solar power, could it be solar skyscrapers?

Presenter: Peter White.

Producer: John Neal.


6 items
  • Spam Texts

    Millions of us receive spam text messages every year but since 2003 the Information Commissioners Office has only prosecuted two people. We examine why.

  • Future of farming

    Drought, too much sun, too early and then the rains came. Arable farmers have faced tough conditions in the last twelve months so we look at what it means to the price of vegetables.

  • The future of railway ticket offices

    The RMT Union says train station ticket offices are at risk after a layer of protection for them was removed.

  • Solar Skyscraper

    It's been described as the 'Holy Grail' of solar power but can a transparent film over glass really generate enough electricity to be viable?

  • Olympic ticket scams

    Shari Vahl runs through the latest websites selling olympics tickets to be exposed at scams and talks to some of the people caught out. We also hear from a man who got very lucky.

  • Food and Farming Awards

    You and Yours has teamed up with the BBC Food and Farming Awards to look after the Best Local Retailer category. Peter White visits his own favourite, John Robinson’s in Stockbridge.


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