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Basic bank accounts and breakfast biscuits

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 02 November 2012

Banking groups are cutting the services they offer with the basic bank account making it harder to access or manage money. Consumer Focus wants the government to guarantee a minimum set of features on the accounts held by eight million UK consumers.
Britain's second largest producer of nappies, Kimberley-Clark, are axing their premium brand product Huggies; in fact bar Italy they are pulling out of Europe altogether. What's behind the move and are other brands like Kleenex Tissues also in danger.
Two years ago it did not exist but now the breakfast biscuit market is worth £35 million and growing at a rate of 156% per year. What's behind the rise and rise of this sector and are they any good?
Next year, Ireland is holding a Gathering. Everyone is invited and Terry Wogan tells us what it is all about.
The former Formula One driver turned farmer, Jody Scheckter, has been ordered to change the label on his organic ale by the Drinks' industry's self-regulator. Sometimes criticised for leniency, why have they moved to sanction such a small producer?
If you are unlucky enough to find your home threatened by floods what can you do to protect it? Bob Walker reports on the growing number of flood resistant products.
The BBC reporter struck down by Bell's Palsy tells us about living with this little known or understood condition and what sufferers can do about it.
How do you know if your power meter is recording your usage and not your neighbour's and what to do about it if it is?


8 items
  • Basic Banking

    More than 8m basic bank account holders could find it harder to get money from bank ATMs.

  • Huggies

    One of Britain’s biggest nappy brands is pulling out of the UK and Europe bar Italy- why?

  • Irish Gathering

    Sir Terry Wogan on the 2013 promotion which is hoping to attract tourists to the isle.

  • Flood Products

    Bob Walker visits a centre that tests flood defence products.

  • BelVita

    The breakfast biscuit has enjoyed fabulous sales but is it right to set us up for the day?

  • Meter mix up

    What if you power meter it is clocking your neighbour’s energy use instead?

  • Bell’s Palsy

    BBC TV reporter John Sudworth has revealed that he has a form of facial paralysis.

  • Jody Scheckter

    The former F1 racing driver’s new organic ale has fallen foul of drink industry rules.



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