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Buying contact lenses online, the rising cost of music lessons, and blocking cold-callers

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 February 2013

It's illegal to sell contact lenses in the UK without a valid prescription, but some companies are getting around the rules by registering their website overseas. We look at the safety of online lens sales.

There are fears that pupils and parents could be priced out of music lessons in Wales if councils reduce their subsidies. We'll hear how funding compares in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

'Cold calls' are on the increase. The Telephone Preference Service tells us how you can avoid cold calling and looks at some of the products designed to filter out unwanted callers.

And Apple is planning to remove its most expensive computer, the Mac Pro, from sale in the UK because of its cooling fans.


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    Big changes for the food industry as more products are found to contain horsemeat.

  • Online Contact Lenses

    We examine buying contact lenses online without a prescripton.

  • Music Lessons

    There are fears that people are being priced out of music lessons in Wales.

  • HMV

    We speak the ‘HMV Insider’ about where it all went wrong for the music retailer.

  • You Paintings

    John Sergeant talks about the online catalogue of UK publicly owned oil paintings.

  • Four Day Week

    Would it be better for the economy and our lifestyles if the UK worked a four day week?

  • Cold Calling

    With cold calling on the rise we discuss some of the best prevention devices and products.



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