Funding for public parks, dying with dementia and contaminated boreholes

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Today the Heritage Lottery Fund is announcing they'll spend £100m on parks over the next three years. But they're also worried that the money will be wasted if the parks aren't maintained.

As the supermarkets reduce the price they charge for petrol we examine what's behind the fall and how long it will last.

The Office of Fair Trading has written to almost 30,000 state schools asking them to review their uniform policies. Families could save tens of millions of pounds a year, they say, if restrictions on where uniforms can be bought are removed.

Why talking about death is a good thing. The Alzheimer's Society say we need to be more open in discussing end of life care for people with dementia.

And boreholes may be good for the environment, but it's claimed that up to half of all our private supplies could be contaminated.

Plus the MPs complaining about the price of razor blades.

And what makes a good hotel? Warner Hotels topped a survey where six thousand people were asked to nominate their favourite chain of hotels. They have a 'just for grown-ups' policy.

Producer: Louise Clarke
Presenter: Winifred Robinson.

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55 minutes

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Thu 25 Oct 2012 12:04
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