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Paralympic travel, tackling chuggers and banned sports supplements

41 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 31 August 2012

It's been linked to doping offences by Olympians and Paralympians - now a popular sports supplement has been banned in the UK.

New warnings about travelling during the Paralympics. We followed the advice about the Olympic travel chaos that never was, so will we be as willing to work from home, walk or cycle during the Paralympics?

Plus, Nottingham was the first place in the UK to introduce a workplace parking levy. We examine how it's faired during its first six months.

And we're hoping to speak to the head of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven, about why he doesn't want us to describe Paralympians as disabled.

Producer: Joe Kent
Presenter: Peter White.


6 items
  • Paralympic transport

    We followed the warnings about Olympic travel chaos that never was – will we heed similar warnings about travel during eth Paralympics.

  • Second hand tyres

    We examine the evidence that a proportion of worn tyres are sold without proper testing or labelling.

  • Jack3d

    The medicines regulator has banned the popualr sports supplmenet Jack3d.

  • Ulster bank

    Detials of the compensation offered to customers affected by computer problems over the summer.

  • Chuggers

    Concrens that new rules to regulate charity collectors aren't working.

  • Accessible cash machines

    One of the Paralympics’ biggest sponsors is being criticised for not providing adequate cash machines for visually impaired people during the Games.



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