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Cold calls for health supplements, 50 years of Beeching and fare dodging

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 25 March 2013

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker. Today: the company that sends health supplements to the elderly, charging hundreds of pounds, whether they want them or not. Fifty years of Beeching's cuts to the railways - we'll be hearing what the impact of those cuts was and how many of the lines that were closed are reopening, and the protestors who advocate fare dodging on public transport.

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