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Buzz Aldrin is trying to help disabled people learn to fly

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 08 October 2012

Crawley Borough Council is proposing a new voluntary scheme whereby council house tenants take in a homeless person who might otherwise have been put in B&B accommodation. Under the new housing benefit laws due to come into effect next year, tenants with spare rooms could see their benefits cut by up to a quarter. So is this a sensible use of resources and help for homeless people? Or an unwarranted intrusion into tenants' homes.

What can do when your mobile phone provider stops providing a signal in your neighbourhood? Should the company be obliged to make an effort to alert customers? And, do you have the right to break your contract without penalty?

Bespoke Islamic branding. What is it? Why do we need branding and advertising agencies aimed specifically at Muslim consumers?

Main Image: Buzz Aldrin in the BBC Radio Car. Copyright Peter Langdown.

Presenter: Julian Worricker
Producer: Paul Waters.

Chapters

7 items
  • Road tolls

    The Confederation of British Industry calls for control of highways to be handed to private companies and for improvements to be funded through tolls.

  • Homeless lodgers

    Should council tenants take homeless people into their spare rooms?

  • Disabled flight simulator

    Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, comes to the UK to help people with disabilities learn to be pilots.

  • Islamic branding

    What is Islamic branding and do we need it?

  • No signal from Vodafone

    Medical professionals try to find out from Vodafone why they've had no signal for three weeks.

  • Jam jars

    The truth behind the headlines claiming that homemade jam could be banned from your summer fete.

  • Haggis

    The factory that makes the world's bestselling haggis is threatened with closure.

  • Afghan veteran David Rawlins.

    Afghan veteran David Rawlins.

    Taken at the Aerobility Global Flight Simulator Challenge 2012 Blackbushe Airport, Surrey 8th October 2012.
    Image copyright Peter Langdown.

  • Buzz Aldrin in the simulator cock-pit.

    Buzz Aldrin in the simulator cock-pit.

    Taken at the Aerobility Global Flight Simulator Challenge 2012 Blackbushe Airport, Surrey 8th October 2012.
    Image copyright Peter Langdown.

  • Buzz Aldrin with Rory Underwood.

    Buzz Aldrin with Rory Underwood.

    Taken at the Aerobility Global Flight Simulator Challenge 2012 Blackbushe Airport, Surrey 8th October 2012.
    Image copyright Peter Langdown.

  • David Rawlins pilots a plane at the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.

    David Rawlins pilots a plane at the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.

    Image copyright Aerobility.

  • David Rawlins pilots a plane at the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.

    David Rawlins pilots a plane at the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.

    Image copyright Aerobility.

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