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Energy Bill, floods and Xmas in a can

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 23 November 2012

The Energy Bill will see households paying up to £100 pounds a year extra to power and heat homes following a government agreement to allow power companies to raise nearly £8 billion from our bills to boost renewable energy capacity.

The government still has no agreement with the insurance industry over support for premiums for those who live in areas that are liable to flood. What's holding it up?

Would you eat a Christmas dinner in a can and a can that heats itself? It's one of a range of foods that UK based firm Hot Can hopes we'll learn to love.

Now that all Premier League football matches are screened live somewhere in the world should the FA scrap the rule banning live coverage of football matches in the UK between 2.45 and 5.00 pm on Saturdays?

The skiing industry has been going downhill in Scotland. Visitors have dived by at least a third; can the Cairngorms really compete with the Alps in sticky economic times.

For years the French have resisted the charms of musical theatre but now it seems they can't get enough; there are even plans to stage that most English of productions Mary Poppins- provided they can find an actress to play her.

The Care Quality Commission says elder people are too often not treated with sufficient care or dignity in hospitals and care homes. How does the Nurses union respond to the implied criticism?


8 items
  • Energy Bill

    Government to spend nearly £8bn on renewables to 2020 but what does it mean for consumers?

  • Canned Christmas

    A company is offering a complete ready cooked Christmas meal in a can. We taste test it.

  • 3pm Football

    Manchester United asked fans what they think of the 3pm block on televising football games

  • Floods

    Government yet to agree with insurers over support for homes in areas liable to flood.

  • Care Quality Commission

    Report into care in homes and hospitals reveals standards of elderly care are slipping.

  • French Musicals

    The English musicals pulling in the punters in France.

  • 75 years since the Beveridge Report

    Michael Portilo and Peter Tatchel share their views on its impact

  • UK Skiing Industry

    Skiing in the UK is down 30-40% since 2008. Why and what can be done to help it?



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