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Giles Fraser, Tessa Jowell MP, Norman Lamb MP, John Redwood MP
BBC Radio 4

Don Valley Stadium, local TV, retail report critical of government

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The Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield is to close. The city's council say they can't afford to keep England's largest athletics facility open meanwhile Sport's Minister Hugh Robertson says it's sad but insists the Olympic legacy remains intact.Local TV will launch this summer but will it be any more successful than previous attempts to offer a more localised service.The health needs of the homeless costs more per capita than any other group of people; what can be done to offer more effective treatment for Britain's rising population of homeless people.Boardgames are making a comeback. It is not only old favourites but also new games invented by people raised on video games and web apps that are setting the tills ringing. A new map of England is being constructed to include hundreds of data sets in one interactive map. The Royal Town Planning Institute say it will be invaluable for planners and the public alike as they look to future development of their communities.Magazines are in decline; we hear from two editors about why and what can be done to boost the sector.Top athlete Colin Jackson reflects on his glory days at the now doomed Don Valley stadium and what it means for athletics in England and the Olympic legacy.Comedian Mark Watson's red nose day comedy marathon.Britain's top retail bosses brand the Portas Towns project as a missed opportunity and demand more focus on reducing bureaucracy and business charges as key to the revival of retail and the high street.

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Fri 1 Mar 2013 12:04
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